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Top Choice Drinks in Sneek

Weduwe Joustra

No drink is more traditional to seafaring Sneek than beerenburg, a local herb-infused gin originally drunk by sailors to warm their cockles at sea and stave off illness. Since 1864 it has been distilled at Weduwe Jo…
Sandwiches in Sneek

Royaal Belegd

‘Fair trade, homemade and good food’ is the holy grail for chefs at this fun corner cafe. Bar seating in front of big windows provides ring-side views of Sneek’s iconic Watergate, and creatively stuffed broodjes (sa…
Sports in Sneek


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…
International in Sneek

De Walrus

The obvious place to eat any time of day; on summer days, the terrace tables around the cafe and along the canal-front fill up fast. The menu changes weekly; fish is exceptionally well prepared and comes with entici…
Museum in Sneek

Fries Scheepvaart Museum

Sneek has been a nexus of Frisian waterways for centuries, and this museum elegantly illustrates many aspects of shipping and seafaring in the province. Pride of place is given to models of the skûtsjes and koffs th…
Museum in Sneek

Modelspoor Museum

Next to the train station, in part of the train station building, this indispensable attraction for train buffs includes some incredibly detailed model-train dioramas. Push the button and watch them run round corner…
Historic Building in Sneek

Town Hall

Sneek's original town hall acquired its striking rococo decoration in the 1760s. Play 'Spot Wisdom, Justice and Stability' with the beautifully sculpted, allegorical figures on the facade.