There is something about Westfriesland..

Westfriesland, why not pay it a visit?

Ask any tourist that just arrives at Schiphol Airport where they will be going on their stay in The Netherlands and you will have about a 90 percent chance that they will be visiting Amsterdam, the Zaanse Schans and Volendam. Next to that they might want to see some tulipfields, wooden shoes, windmills and cheese.

But why not change that up, and visit Westfriesland, a region in the Northwest of the country, and situated only 40 minutes from the airport. It is riddled with hidden treasures such as Enkhuizen, HoornMedemblik and many more.

The region does also contain the “typical” Dutch sights to see; tulipfields color the views from March to the beginning of May and you can rent a boat almost anywhere to take a boat ride through the many ditches. During you travels in Westfriesland you can find a whopping 30 windmills, scatered around the region. Most of them are still being operated!

The rich history is displayed in in more than 50 museums that can be found in almost every village. You could say that the people of Westfriesland are proud of there heritage.

So, if you are planning a trip to the Netherlands, make a little detour and visit West Friesland.

Did you know that…

  • There are approximately 385,931 people living in Westfriesland?
  • It has it own dialect, which varies between the different towns and cities?
  • The Beatles performed twice in Blokker in 1964? It were their only shows in the Netherlands.
  • You can find more information about Westfriesland and things to do, right here?

 

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