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Roosje Hindeloopen

A mooch around the workshop and boutique of Hindeloopen's oldest furniture maker is a highlight. Founded in 1894, the family business is run today by Bertus and his two sons, Johan and Titus, who craft exquisite fol…
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De Hinde

The terrace across from a vintage lifeboat shed is the main draw at this harbour-side restaurant, run by the same family for three generations. Limited lunchtime dining (noon to 4pm) includes pea soup, herring salad…
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De Foeke

Tucked away at the end of the harbour, this home-from-home terras is a peaceful spot to chill out on the grass overlooking a tiny canal fringed with other equally flowery back gardens. Romantic sofas for two, made f…
Arts & Crafts in Hindeloopen

Atelier Glashouwer

At home in an 18th-century red-brick cottage, this family workshop specialises in Hindeloopen's traditional art of furniture painting, starting with its elaborately painted, black wooden shutters. Inside, ornately d…
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De Drie Harinkjes

On nippier days, kick back at this fish restaurant inside a historic garage at the old harbour. Its 1st-floor dining room and roof terrace dish up exhilarating views of the IJsselmeer and sun sinking into the horizo…
Museum in Hindeloopen

Het Eerste Friese Schaatsmuseum

In extraordinarily cold winters Hindeloopen is one of the key towns on the route of the Elfstedentocht race. The icy spectacle and ice skating in general are this museum's focus. Displays covering skating through th…
Museum in Hindeloopen

Museum Hindeloopen

Displays in this small museum, inside the former town hall (1683) next to the church, focus on the town's seafaring history and traditional crafts, in particular the fine art of 16th- and 17th-century furniture pain…