Events

Sports in Friesland

Elfstedentocht

Skating and the Dutch culture are interwoven and no event better symbolises this than the Elfstedentocht. Begun officially in 1909, although it had been held for hundreds of years before that, the race is 200km long…
Cultural in Terschelling

Oerol

The annual Oerol outdoor performance festival is revered nationally as a perfect excuse for going to sea. It started years ago with farmers letting their cows run loose one day each year (hence the name oerol, which…
Cycling in Friesland

Fiets Elfstedentocht

Thankfully not reliant on the weather like its ice-skating equivalent, this 235km-long cycling race sees cyclists – serious racers to those who dress up for fun and pedal for charity – from all over the Netherlands …
Sports in Friesland

SUP11

In addition to its cycling and ice-skating races, Friesland even has its own 11-city SUP race, a five-day event that sees thousands of stand-up paddle enthusiasts take to the water to paddle between the province's f…
Sports in Sneek

Sneekweek

No week is more festive in Sneek than during this annual sailing festival in early August, the largest sailing event on Europe’s inland waters to boot. A regatta with fireworks opens the fest, which involves lots of…