The Hoarnestreek

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The Hoarnestreek, a kilometer-long road from Harlingen to Franekeradeel and beyond. On this road lie the organic farms that serve a large part of the Dutch Organic Market. Cycling along with a bicycle bag won’t hurt because many organic products are sold along the way.

[mk_blockquote style=”line-style” font_family=”none” font_size_combat=”true” text_size=”22″ align=”left” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”]Biologisch: The Hoarnestreek is right next to the Wadden Sea dike.[/mk_blockquote]

The region is gradually starting to look like the glass city in the west. Glass village could apply because more and more greenhouse horticulture is starting here and can successfully do business.
(Bron: It Fryske Gea | foto: Signumphoto)

The North Pier

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The Noorderpier from Harlingen runs from the new industrial port to the mouth of the harbor. The pier is accessible to cyclists and pedestrians. The islands of Vlieland and Terschelling are clearly visible on clear days from the pier.

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The Noorderpier not only protects the port of Harlingen against excessively high water, but also as sailing guidance to the new fishing port. The result is a winding “channel” where the larger ships only pass through with towing guidance. However, with the presence of a wadden club in the port city, a new port entrance will not be in place for the time being.

(Bron: | foto: Signumphoto)

Firdgum

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Firdgum originated on a salt marsh. This natural height has in many ways determined the emergence of the cultural landscape in this region. Characteristic of Firdgum are the different mounds along the Hearewei, which have been erected on top of the salt marsh. The current village center lies at the junction between Hearewei and the Camstrawei. The latter road runs perpendicular to the salt marsh as a splitting axis through the length of the village area from the Ried (here still Mienskarleane) to the coast.

[mk_blockquote style=”line-style” font_family=”none” font_size_combat=”true” text_size=”22″ align=”left” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”]6 terpen The village area of Firdgum is wedged west and east by larger villages Tzummarum and Minnertsga. The narrow village area runs north to the Wadden coast.[/mk_blockquote]

Firdgum has around one hundred inhabitants and no fewer than six mounds. All are national monument. The eye-catcher is the 13th century church tower with bell from 1471. The tower belonged to the reformed church that was demolished in 1794. Also special is the reconstructed “turf house” with its turf walls. Once usual building material in the terpen area.

(Bron: Terpenenwierdenland | foto: Signumphoto)

The Wadden Sea

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Wadden Sea is a world heritage site. The Wadden Sea is the largest tidal system in the world, where natural processes can take place undisturbed. The area extends along the coasts of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. Due to its unique geological and ecological values worldwide, the Wadden Sea is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Nowhere else is there such a dynamic landscape with a multitude of habitats formed by wind and tides. Global biodiversity depends on the Wadden Sea.

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The habitats of the Wadden Sea show in a fascinating way how physical forces and biological activities interact and thus create the conditions for living in a vulnerable environment. These habitats form a complex system across various environmental gradients, such as depth and salinity, altitude and drought, exposure to hydrodynamic factors and wind, and subsoil formed by organisms. All in all, this is an irreplaceable testimony to past and still ongoing dynamic adaptations of plants, animals and their coastal environments to global changes. Despite the vulnerability of the area, the productivity of biomass is one of the highest in the world and thus provides a large food supply for fish, seals and birds.
(Bron: Waddenzee.nl| foto: Signumphoto)

Harlingen beach

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While our dredgers build the most beautiful beach paradises all over the world, we mess around with a piece of sand in Harlingen that we call “beach”. And indeed between the mess and junk there and there is a piece of sand the size of a towel.

Because there are quite a few clubs that claim to protect the Wadden Sea with all their might, it is also impossible to come up with any plans for a nice tourist attraction. The overprotective measures to protect the Wadden Sea against anything and everything have resulted in the most boring and deadly coastal strip that we can imagine in our maritime country from Holwerd to Zurich.

[mk_blockquote style=”line-style” font_family=”none” font_size_combat=”true” text_size=”22″ align=”left” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”]Watching Seals: The seal is sunbathing on its sandbar just below Vlieland while our fighter planes fly in and out. In the meantime, the seal winks at the sun and sees the fighter jets fly by. They do not make much impression on the omnipresent animals. Nature is used to it, unlike people who are concerned about their quality of life and regularly disrupt their sleep and rest to do terribly important research.
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Back to the coast

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I don’t know what it is but something is wrong. How could that be? I prefer to walk alone, no one around me. To dream in myself. I want to go back to the coast. Worriedly I look for the way to the coast. Almost unaware of the threat that my youth passed there. Do not feel good here where I should live Among all those people Let me go after the seagulls And my vague wishes I want to go back to the coast Very worried I look for the way to the coast Almost unaware of the threat that there my childhood passed by Oh, how did I come from here If I hadn’t left I would have heard the surf in my head If only I had believed what that voice predicted then That happiness would disappear for money Fog and rain, west wind Tell me if I ever find it again I want to go back to the coast Very worried I find my way to the coast Almost unaware of the threat that my childhood passed there Oh, how did I come from here Was I but did not go away I heard the surf in my head If only I had believed What that voice predicted Then happiness disappears for money Fog and rain, west wind Tell me if I will ever find it again Fog and rain, west wind Tell me if I ever find it again. Maggie McNeal.

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The coast of Harlingen is characterized primarily by the long, monotonous embankment from Zurich to Holwerd. Only a short distance from Harlingen has been transformed into a beach with real dunes that were created naturally. You can enjoy the beach, sea and sun by the grace of the Wadden Club. You can also get a tan here without the sun, also thanks to the Waddenclub.

(Bron: | foto: Signumphoto)

The Rijster Woods

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The Rysterbosk is one of the most famous hiking forests in Fryslân. It is a large walking forest in the rolling Gaasterland. Majestic beeches and oaks watch over the main artery “the Murnserleane” in the forest. More than one hundred thousand feet enter this footpath every year. From small children’s feet to fanatic walkers. They all make a nice trip over the noble main avenue, with the impressive view over the IJsselmeer at Mirns as a reward.

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The immense beech and oak tell a story in this forest. The age-old trees have experienced a lot since the construction of the Rysterbosk. The old estate was thus used as a tobacco plantation and for the tannery. A beautiful temple of peace was also erected in the forest and the forest experienced dark times when a number of V2 packages were launched from the forest in the Second World War. In addition to history, this forest is also very diverse in nature. From hundreds of mushrooms in the fall to beautiful badger fortresses. You can find it all in the Rysterbosk.

(Bron: It Fryske Gea | foto: Signumphoto)

City Hall

Gemeentehuis van Harlingen
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The town hall was built in 1730 by city architect Hendrik Jacobs Norel in Louis XIV style. In 1756, the building located behind the new building, dating from the 16th century, was replaced by a new wing. The tower, which also dates back to that time, was retained. At the front the facade has a balcony and a gilded statue of Michael, the patron saint of the city of Harlingen. The statue was made by Gerbrandus van der Haven.

The town hall tower was largely renovated in 1933. After a fire in 1974, the tower was rebuilt in 1975. The tower has a facing brick (from the Westerkerk, which was demolished in 1896), with an image of the archangel Michael. There are bells from Jacob Noteman and Petrus Overney, among others.

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In the mayor’s room is a chimney piece with a representation of Aeneas and Anchises. In one of the rooms – the old wedding room there are framed wall paintings with city views, painted by Nicolaas Baur. These paintings did not originally belong to the interior of the town hall, but originate from a dwelling in the city. In this room there is also an 18th-century chimney piece designed as a grisaille.

Historical Sails

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De bruine vloot is the designation for professional passenger (charter) shipping with traditional sailing ships and motor ships in the Netherlands.

The fleet consists of more than 500 ships, with which freight was transported in the past. These ships can now be used for sailing holidays ranging from one day to more than four weeks. The term refers to the original color of the sails on these ships. The color was created by waving sails with cashew.

Most of these ships are flat-bottomed and round-built, but other types such as the river clipper are also included. Often all sailing monuments are seen as “Brown Fleet”, but certainly not all historical ships are still used professionally. Ships of the fleet mainly sail on the Markermeer, the IJsselmeer and the Wadden Sea.

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