Friesland with kids

Friesland is the European Capital of Culture 2018, but also Top 3 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2018. And I can only but agree. After living in Friesland for more than 8 years, I have discovered a lot of what Friesland has to offer.

 

Do you want more ideas of what to do in Friesland with kids? Check our post below.

 

Friesland with kids: De Friese Wouden

Friesland with kids: De Friese Wouden

After living 7 years in Friesland, I still get surprised by the diversity of this Dutch province. At the end of August, we spent two weekends in the area called “De Friese Wouden” (The Frisian Forests). While the landscape of the East and North of Friesland is dominated by meadows, the Wadden Sea coast and […]
August Summary: staycation & #defriesewouden17

August Summary: staycation & #defriesewouden17

Every month we share an overview of what we have done and our travel plans for the upcoming month(s). August has been quite a good month for two things: We didn’t have planned any trips but at the end, we had every weekend a trip or some ¨staycation¨ activities The number of visitors in our blog was double […]
Where to pick blackberries in Friesland

Where to pick blackberries in Friesland

I grew up spending the summer camping in the mountains with family and friends. We spent our holidays swimming in ice cold water of the river (we swam until our lips get purple) and picking wild blackberries. That’s why every time I see wild blackberries, I remember those days. In fact, my mother was in […]
The best way to cruise the National Park De Alde Feanen with children

The best way to cruise the National Park De Alde Feanen with children

When I first came to Friesland, I was fascinated by its amount of nature and water. We have been discovering different parks and lakes in Friesland and our last outing took us to the National Park Alde Feanen. There we discovered the best way to cruise the National Park Alde Feanen with children. We spent three […]
February summary: a caravan, birthdays and giveaway

February summary: a caravan, birthdays and giveaway

February is the month that we got crazy and bought a caravan! But before I tell all about the caravan and our further travel plans, I have a summary of February. February summary The most popular picture in Instagram was the one I took 8 years(!) ago in South Africa. From all the pictures I […]
Leeuwarden with kids in winter

Leeuwarden with kids in winter

In winter, it seems like everyone and everything are hibernating. Well, I have to say that there’re enough activities in Leeuwarden with kids in the winter, so no excuse to stay home. Not even if it’s cold, Germans used to tell me “there’s no bad weather, but bad clothes”. So put your jacket, hat, and […]
The funnest playgrounds in and around Alde Feanen

The funnest playgrounds in and around Alde Feanen

It’s no secret that our boys love to be and play outside, no matter the weather nor the temperature. Especially Liam loves to climb and pick branches, shells and rocks. This is why we try to find nice playgrounds for toddlers. As we were exploring the National Park de Alde Feanen at the beginning of the month, […]
Agenda week 22 – wat te doen met kinderen in Friesland

Agenda week 22 – wat te doen met kinderen in Friesland

Elke week komt de vraag “wat te doen met kinderen in Friesland?” en hier heb ik een paar ideen voor de komende weekend: wandelen, trekkers, straatfeest, welke is jouw favorite? En welke is een aanrader dat wij zullen toevoegen? 2. Juni Harlingen feestweek – Stadswandeling om 19 uur bij museum ‘t Hannemahuis. Het is gratis en na […]
AtoZ of Friesland with kids: playing with water at de Kruidhof

AtoZ of Friesland with kids: playing with water at de Kruidhof

The playground from de Kruidhof is so far our favorite one in Friesland, therefore the W of the AtoZ of Friesland with kids: playing with water at de Kruidhof. It isn’t a secret that all toddlers love to play with water and mud, and Liam isn’t an exception. When we were there for the first time it […]
AtoZ of Friesland with kids: gourmet at the poffertjeskraam

AtoZ of Friesland with kids: gourmet at the poffertjeskraam

The P of AtoZ of Friesland with kids: gourmet at the Poffertjeskraam in Harlingen. From time to time I have friends or family coming from Spain and I like to take them for dinner/lunch to places they would find “Dutch”. Well, in Harlingen the most typical Dutch place to eat is the poffertjeskraam. Last month I had […]
AtoZ of Friesland with kids: atelier kleine-lijn

AtoZ of Friesland with kids: atelier kleine-lijn

Would you like to follow a different craft workshop? The atelier kleine-Lijn offers “zeefdrukken” (screenprinting) workshops and therefore the L of the AtoZ of Friesland with kids: atelier kleine-lijn. Even though I speak Dutch, I didn’t know what “zeefdrukken” meant, so I was really looking forward to follow this workshop and learn more about it. When we arrived […]
AtoZ of Friesland with kids: It Dreamlan

AtoZ of Friesland with kids: It Dreamlan

There’re so many things to do with kids in Friesland that you can easily stay for a week or even a month and after so much fun during the day, you will need a cozy and child-friendly place to sleep. Well, the best place to stay in Friesland with kids: It Dreamlan. I stayed with a […]

AtoZ of Friesland with kids: aldfaers Erf, open-air museum

The E of the A to Z of Friesland with kids: aldfaers Erf. Aldfaers Erf is an open-air museum, a little village where you can see how Frisian lived and worked in the past. You can enter all houses and in some of them there’re demonstrations like in the blacksmith’s workshop or in the bakery, where you […]
AtoZ of Friesland with kids: Doniastate

AtoZ of Friesland with kids: Doniastate

The D of AtoZ of Friesland with kids: Doniastate. Doniastate is a much more than a farm for children (in Dutch a “kinderboerderij”). As any other children farm has a lot of animals, some of them are keept behind fences but other ones like the goats walk freely (they have also a fence but you can enter […]
AtoZ Friesland with kids: cuddling cows

AtoZ Friesland with kids: cuddling cows

Friesland is by far the province of the Netherlands with the biggest number of (melk) cows. Therefore the C of the A to Z of Friesland with kids: cuddling cows. In Friesland you don’t need to look for long in order to find cows. Almost in each meadow you will see some. In fact there’re 281.000 […]
AtoZ Friesland with kids: picking berries at fruithof de struikrover

AtoZ Friesland with kids: picking berries at fruithof de struikrover

We stat the Our A to Z challenge with our theme Friesland with kids: picking berries  at Fruithof de Struikrover. One of the things that we enjoy the most in Friesland is the nature and being able to get in touch with farmers. You can buy milk and other diary products, vegetables, fruit and even wine. […]
#BELM15: what to do around Lauwersmeer with kids

#BELM15: what to do around Lauwersmeer with kids

Are you looking for the next family holiday? Why don’t you come to Lauwersmeer, in the North of the Netherlands? There’re a lot of things to do around Lauwersmeer with kids and you don’t need to fear the weather as there’re enough outdoor and indoor activities for all ages. Here are some ideas: Take a boat […]
Harvesting grapes in The Netherlands at de Frysling

Harvesting grapes in The Netherlands at de Frysling

There’s something I love as much as travelling: wine! It’s not a secret, in our trips we visit the local vineyards, taste the wines and buy some for the rest of the trip. We have been in Tyrrell’s in Australia, Bodegas Monje in Tenerife,  Castello di Amorosa and Beringer in Napa Valley, in many vineyards of […]
The “gezelligste” Christmas Markets of Friesland (2018)

The “gezelligste” Christmas Markets of Friesland (2018)

December is the month of the Christmas Markets and not only in Germany and other Nordic countries, also in The Netherlands there’re a lot of Christmas Markets. The main difference though is that here the Christmas Markets are held one day, so you need to know when and where they are. As well as pick some of […]
Harlingen’s singular buildings to sleep in

Harlingen’s singular buildings to sleep in

In Harlingen we don’t have big buildings, but we do have many singular ones. Well, they are singular for anyone who is not Dutch and it’s not used to seeing the typical canal warehouse, with large windows and a pulley at the top for unloading ships and store them in the warehouse through the windows. […]
A foretaste of wadlopen in Groningen #BELM15

A foretaste of wadlopen in Groningen #BELM15

Imagine a cold, grey and rainy day at the smallest open sea port of The Netherlands: the Noordpolderzijl in Groningen. Imagine a group of 10 people wearing jackets and (most of them) shorts. Yes, shorts in a cold day!! what do you think they are going to do? Well, I can tell you as I was one […]
Harlinger Parkontbijt or breakfast in the park

Harlinger Parkontbijt or breakfast in the park

After 4 years, it’s now a tradition for us to be part of the Harlinger Parkontbijt (Harlingen’s park breakfast). This year it was the 6th edition (we have missed a couple) and the day wouldn’t have been chosen better. Well, the original date was in June, but as it was forecast not such a great weather, […]
This is Friesland in winter

This is Friesland in winter

The most difficult part of living in Germany and The Netherlands is getting used to the winters, which are long, cold and with no sun. But in Friesland the winter is different: the colder, the funnier. What can you do when it’s cold? Ice skating!! Last winter I was ice skating my colleagues, it was the first time […]
Tall Ship Races Harlingen – WW/MM

Tall Ship Races Harlingen – WW/MM

Just one more night 🙂 Ya sólo nos queda una noche 🙂
AtoZ: N is for Navigate – ww/mm

AtoZ: N is for Navigate – ww/mm

I know, I’m missing some letters but last weekend I was in a sailing training and I didn’t have time to prepare any post. Therefore the theme of today is navigate.  I enjoy sailing and my aim is to be able to go on holidays in a 40 feet bavaria. I do already feel confident […]
AtoZ: D is for Dúmkes

AtoZ: D is for Dúmkes

Echte Fryske Dúmkes are the most tipical cookie from Friesland (The Netherlands). Dúmkes mean thumbs and the are called so because the baker immediately after baking them used to press his thumb into the still soft dough to put his “signature” and give them a special form. Echte Fryske Dúmkes son las galletas más típicas de […]
2013 in 12 pictures

2013 in 12 pictures

I started writing this post a month ago and I always put the same excuse for not having the time to write/publish: Liam. January / Enero Last year January was really cold in The Netherlands, but I started to look for the fun things to do on that cold but sunny days (which are not […]
Harlingen: HT race

Harlingen: HT race

El tema de blogger traveller de junio de hoy es “azul”. ¿Qué cosa azul abunda  en Holanda? El agua, ya sea de los canales, de los lagos o del mar. En Harlingen tenemos de todo. Tenemos canales que nada tienen que envidiar a los de Amsterdam, tenemos un puerto y canales dónde los veleros descansan […]
Save the date with a tulip

Save the date with a tulip

I know it’s been a while since my last post. I’m just going to say “it’s crazy here!” and I’m going to try to write regularly. This month I start again a very small challenge: every 15th of the month I’ll write something about Harlingen with a theme is set up for everyone. Today I’m […]
W is for Wadlopen or how to cross to Ameland without a ferry

W is for Wadlopen or how to cross to Ameland without a ferry

Wadlopen (or mudwalking) is for me one of the must do in Friesland (Friesland and Groningen are the only provinces in The Netherlands where you can do that). There are many routes, as you can cross from the mainland to Ameland or to Schiermonnikoog, or take a tour to one of the sand flats. In one team outing, […]

Fries Food Festival

¿Sin planes para Semana Santa? Nosotros después de la mega luna de miel y las 24 horas de avión nos lo vamos a tomar con tranquilidad en las próximas semanas. Así es que Semana Santa en casa, aunque eso no quiere decir que no vayamos a hacer nada. El lunes 1 de abril es el […]
10 must do in Holland

10 must do in Holland

¿Cansados de ser un “turista más”? ¿Quereis visitar Holanda y sentiros holandeses por un día? Pues aquí os dejo diez cosas que deberías ver o hacer y con las que el bolsillo no se resentirá: Tired of being a “common tourist? Do you want to visit Holland and feel Dutch for a day? Then have a look […]