Friesland:  Paradise for every aquatic sports enthusiast.

Friesland - situated in the north-east of the Netherlands - is unique in many ways. With regard to surface area, it is number four among the Dutch provinces, but at the same time it is the most sparsely populated one. In some of its towns and villages time seems to have stopped: Small brick houses with ornamental gables, farms with reed-covered roofs, cobbled streets wherever you turn your eyes.

Aquatics enthousiasts consider this beautiful province THE paradise of aquatic sports. In view of the fine mesh of its waterways and lakes (totalling a shorelength of more than 400 miles), this is no surprise.

The Frisian countryside is equally varied: Vast green pastures up north - water, woods, meadows, a few hills and, by way of a pretty extra, a speckling of (traditional sailing) boats in the south-west corner - and in the south-east moorlands mostly, with the very specific fauna and flora of the heath.

To watch the black-and-white cattle and beautiful Frisian thoroughbreds graze on lush meadows while idling along canals; to visit lovely villages and historic towns or to amble along (barefoot?) in sandy forests; to spend your day fishing, swimming or windsurfing - all this is within easy reach when boating in Friesland.

The cruising areas

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