Frisian Lakes

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While the Frisian Lakes (Dutch: Friese meren, West Frisian: Fryske marren) are not well known among foreigners, the locals flock to this tourist area in great numbers. The Frisian Lakes consist of 24 lakes in central and southwest Friesland that attract boaters from all over the country in the summer. The highlight of the Frisian boating season is the Sneekweek (West Frisian: Snitswike), an annual boating event held in Sneek, the largest town of the area. A visit to the area is easily combined with other activities in the region, such as mudflat hiking to the West Frisian Islands or a visit to other towns in the Northern Netherlands.


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