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Not only the port. Also great to stroll along the boulevard behind the railway station

Currently - and for some more years likely - they are building a replica of the 'explorer' Willem... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Hans V
Harderwijk, The Netherlands
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Activity abounds at this port

Much to see and do. You can walk or take a bike ride. Lots of cafés to sit and watch the... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Judy L
Pokolbin, Australia
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Harlingen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Currently - and for some more years likely - they are building a replica of the 'explorer' Willem Barentsz used while trying to discover a trade route 'By the North' (sailing to East India while sailing the seas north of Russia). They failed and ended...More

Thank Hans V
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Much to see and do. You can walk or take a bike ride. Lots of cafés to sit and watch the activity. Boats seem to be going in and out at all times...ferries, sailing ships, cruisers...nice to view. Very picturesque. We sent all afternoon there...More

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I only had a few hours to explore the old town of Harlingen before taking the ferry to Terschelling, but was pleasantly surprised by the many old and small, but nicely renovated buildings and everywhere water and boats. There are multiple harbours, some hosting very...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Harlingen is a place like few (or no) other. The architecture and small shops are something worth seeing and visiting. Take a jacket as the cold wind always seems to blow.

Thank Jan-Marthie
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Visited Harlingen to to view port from which our family immigrated in the 1840's. Found the town to be quaint, clean, easy to walk though with friendly people. The port has many large old sailing freighters that have been converted into excursion vessels moored along...More

Thank bylallen
Reviewed 19 April 2017

When we visited the port a ferry from one of the islands was in and we watched it unload and then load again for the return trip, it was very interesting. The cafes at the port have great food and at one there is outdoor...More

1  Thank Philip D B
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Love Harlingen. It's a really beautiful port and the town itself is stunning. Beautifully kept and lovely streets and buildings. Great people, great restaurants , great choice of places to stay and Dutch barges. What's not to like.

Thank Ewan S
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The port of Harlingen is a lot about Rederij Doeksen. They rule the waves going to and from the islands. A lot of people come to Harlingen to catch a ferry to Terschelling or Vlieland. They leave their car in one of the car parks...More

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 14 September 2016

So much going on with a. very charming background including the wonderful sailing barges - lots and lots of them

Thank Arenquerojo
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The walk on the beach and the path to the port is simply relaxing and a delight to do. You can enjoy the many ships sailing in and out of Harlingen and have a coffee to enjoy the afternoon. A very nice place to be...More

Thank Freddy_on_trips
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