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Top Choice Seafood in Harlingen

De Tjotter

Herrings, mackerel, cod, eel and shoals of tiny Dutch prawns come straight off the boats at Harlingen's premier seafood address. If you can't decide, opt for the five-fish taster plate served with fries, salad and a…
International in Harlingen

Nooitgedagt

With its name roughly translating as ‘Something you'd never think of’, you can expect a unique experience at this stylish cafe in a wine warehouse from 1647. Interior design mixes urban white tiling with weathered w…
Statue in Harlingen

De Tobbedanser

Across from the ferry port, this bronze statue encircled by a wooden bench is a lovely spot to sit and contemplate the pretty waterside views. Sculpted by Dutch sculptor Bert Kiewiet (1918–2008), the statue harks ba…
Museum in Harlingen

Museum Hannemahuis Harlingen

Housed in the 18th-century mansion of a prominent Harlingen family, this museum deals primarily with the town's maritime heritage, in particular its role in the whaling industry, which brought so much wealth to Frie…