Heerenveen

Heerenveen, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Heerenveen
Coat of arms of Heerenveen

Number of inhabitants: 30.376
Number of national monuments: 32

Summary of Heerenveen

A restaurant in Heerenveen
A restaurant in Heerenveen

Heerenveen is a cozy place that originated in 1551 at a crossing of two canals. The canals were dug for peat extraction as there was a lot of trouble from high water in the area. The ground was not very stable due to the high water level.

Heerenveen is compact, cozy and fun to visit. You can still reasonably shop along the canals for a place like Heerenveen

Interesting history of Heerenveen

The statue of Wim Duisenberg in Herenveen
The statue of Wim Duisenberg in Herenveen

Heerenveen is a cozy old town where you can still admire a few things in the field of cultural heritage. Heerenveen is the oldest raised bog colony in the Netherlands. Heerenveen is located at the intersection of two canals dug for peat extraction.

Heerenveen Landmarks

The Old Cow Market in Heerenveen
The Old Cow Market in Heerenveen

It is beautiful to walk through the place and especially with a view from the Heeresloot to look at the beautiful buildings. What you should not miss are the Crackstate, the Oenemastate and the Welgelegen windmill

Shopping in Heerenveen

The Dragon in Heerenveen
The Dragon in Heerenveen

e can entertain you reasonably well for a shopping trip in Heerenveen, there are many nice shops where you can really buy everything. De Dracht is a street where you can enjoy yourself as a shopper, and you will find even more shops via the Wettertoer to the Gemeenteplein.

Do you really want a day of shopping and really enjoy yourself? Then in particular Leeuwarden highly recommended.

Shopping evening:
Thursday

Things to Do in Heerenveen

The Grovestins State in Heerenveen
The Grovestins State in Heerenveen

If you want to do/discover something, you can do that in Heerenveen. You can go to a museum, a cinema, theater or the well-known Thialf skating stadium.


MUSEUMS HENVENATTRACTIONS Heereveen
  • Museum Willem van Haren, cultural history Heerenveen. Click here for the site.
  • Museum Belvedere, modern and contemporary art. Click here for the site.
  • Thialfu, Ice stadium. Click here for the website
CINEMAS LORDVEENTHEATERS LORDVEEN
  • Bios Heerenveenregular program. Click here for the site.
  • Post House Theater, click here for the website

Nature & Parks in Heerenveen

Amelius van Oenema Park in Heerenveen
Amelius van Oenema Park in Heerenveen

In and around Heerenveen it is not very green, in the southwest of Heerenveen you can find the Heidemeer with some greenery and a beach. In addition, there is a green area called Prinsewyk to the east of the city.

Steps in Heerenveen

Behind the church in Heerenveen
Behind the church in Heerenveen


To let loose and go for a walk, it is better to swerve a little, Leeuwarden will be a good alternative. But through a number of bars and restaurants you can easily arrange a pleasant evening in Heerenveen.

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