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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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