Sneek Travel Guide

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Tourists enjoy the wide range of shops, historic façades and many activities. All kinds of recreational facilities are at their disposal in and around Sneek. Many buildings and activities in Sneek are based on its old bond with water. The 'Waterpoort', built in 1613, is exceptionally beautiful and is well known all over the world as a symbol of Sneek.

The bond with water can also be seen at the 'Grootzand' market where the market-stalls are lined up along the 'Grootzand' canal, which used to be the most important transport route in and out of the town in the past.

Many activities in Sneek are focused around the so-called Sneek week. A week of sailing races on Sneek Lake during the day and a fun-fair and other festivities in the town at night. Sneek not only offers sailing, surfing, swimming and fishing, but also walking, cycling, shopping and visiting museums, parks and historic buildings.

The Frisian Maritime Museum and Sneek Museum of Antiquities are full of memories of the Frisian shipbuilding industry and maritime and inland shipping. These museums are situated in a row of historic houses between old canals. In 32 rooms exhibiting more than 15,000 (!) objects, you can admire models of ships, paintings, tools, curiosities, maritime ornaments and souvenirs. And let us not forget the original boats, the ice-hall, the ship's cabin, the deck-house and a special collection of silver.

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