In Makkum you can relax on the beach. You can walk a long way into the IJsselmeer without the water getting higher than your knees. Children can therefore also play safely in the water. On the boulevard of Makkum you will find many shops and restaurants such as Strand Huys Makkum, Strandbar Thuishaven, Pizzeria Lungomare and Hoek’s Vis en Snacks. These are all less than a 10-minute walk from the chalet.

The historic fishing village on the former Zuiderzee has a rich history, which is still clearly visible in the old village center. In the old village center you will also find various restaurants and takeaways. Restaurant Café de Zwaan is highly recommended here.

Makkum is also ideal for the novice or advanced water sports enthusiast. Especially wind and kite surfing is done a lot. If you are not able to surf yet, it is possible to take lessons at a surf school.

When you take a 20 minute drive from the chalet you will find the historic Frisian eleven cities city of Harlingen by the sea.

Go on a voyage of discovery along beautiful warehouses, view the wonderful facades, stroll along lively inland harbors and through atmospheric streets. Discover the range of shops on and around the Voorstraat, and enjoy good food and drinks by the sea. The new Willemshaven with the Walvis Fountain is not to be missed.

Leeuwarden is the Frisian capital and was the cultural capital in 2018. For more information, see: Leeuwarden

8 minutes driving from the chalet you will find the historic Frisian city  Bolsward.

Subtropical swimming paradise Swimfun is the white water sensation in Friesland. Swimfun offers fun for all ages! Because whether you come for our fantastic slides and tropical waves, or just want to swim a few laps: there is plenty to do for everyone. Moreover, there is a pleasant indoor climate, which makes it always summer at Swimfun. Come to Swimfun and experience unique adventures on the exciting whitewater course, score points in the interactive Tubeslide, jump in the waves or let yourself flow in the super-fast water creek. For the little ones, there is a paddling pool with a slide and a real beach. Of course you can also choose to relax in the sauna, the Turkish steam cabin or in the bubble bath. And did all the activities make you hungry? Then you can go to the catering industry for a tasty healthy or unhealthy snack. Want to know and see more? Then visit for more!

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Sneek, known for the Sneekweek, is only a 15-minute drive away!

Visit the Jopie Huisman museum in Workum!