Sailing area Friesland/holland,The Netherlands for motor yachtcharter
In Friesland, you will find all the elements that will make your
sailingholiday into an unforgettable experience. The
numerous Frisian lakes, interconnected through a unique
system of rivers and canals, will leadyou along typical
landscapes with wide vistas studded with picturesque
villages and cities.
The Frisian lakes region offers unique little towns with
well-equippedmarinas inviting you to call in, such as:
Sneek, Langweer, Sloten,Woudsend, Grou, Earnewâld, etc.
In conclusion, we are the right address for boat rental /
yacht rental in Friesland!
The Frisian language and traditions
Friesland is unique because it has its own language, flag and national anthem. Its residents can speak, write and read Dutch and Frisian (or Frysk). The new Frisian literature, music and poetry which appears every year is proof that the Frisian language is alive and kicking. Frisian sayings have even been incorporated into the Dutch language. For example, ‘It giet oan!’ (It's on), ‘It kin net’ (It can't be done) and ‘Oant moarn!’ (See you in the morning)
Frisians usually claim that the red hearts in the Frisian flag are water lily leaves. After all these can be found all over Friesland and particularly in the nature conservation areas of Earnewâld and the more southerly Weerribben. Anyone who counts the leaves will see that there are seven in the Frisian flag. These represent the seven districts which Friesland used to have, and which extended from Alkmaar to Wezer in Germany.
Friesland is also a fantastic location for sports and events. Fierljeppen (pole vaulting ditches), keatsen (Frisian handball), Skûtsjesilen (sailing competitions using 19th century Frisian cargo ships) and, of course, the world-famous Elfstedentocht (Eleven Towns Skating Race). During the summer season all kinds of events are organised in Friesland for young and old. The following are just a few examples: the Sneekweek sailing activity week, the Chameleon Village of Terherne, the old-fashioned country wedding and balloon celebrations in Joure and the PC handball competition in Franeker.