Lemmer

Lemmer, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Lemmer
Coat of arms of Lemmer

Number of inhabitants: 10.355
Number of national monuments: 30

Summary of Lemmer

Town hall but also the old weigh house of Lemmer.
Town hall but also the old weigh house of Lemmer.

Lemmer is a cozy and touristic place in the south of the province of Friesland. Due to its location, the place is the welcome picture of Friesland, both from the IJsselmeer and from the mainland through the A6, the province is easily accessible via Lemmer.

Lemmer is a busy tourist resort in summer. The village has a central function for southern Friesland and the northern part of the province of Flevoland. Partly due to tourism, there are many terraces to be found in Lemmer, especially along the canal 't Dok and the inner harbour.

Interesting history of Lemmer

The Roman Catholic Church in Lemmer
The Roman Catholic Church in Lemmer

Lemmer is an old town, the place name was mentioned as early as the beginning of the 14th century, but under other names even earlier. Due to its location on the former Zuiderzee, many wars were fought over Lemmer. With a fleet of 146 ships, Lemmer became one of the most important fishing towns in the Netherlands, but little is left of this because of the polder and the Afsluitdijk.

Lemmer Landmarks

The Burgermester Krijgerplein in Lemmer
The Burgermester Krijgerplein in Lemmer

The place Lemmer still has cozy old buildings, but not in large numbers, partly because Lemmer is only a small place with about 10.000 inhabitants. Some beautiful sights are 'De Wildeman', the 'Hervormde kerk', the 'Sint-Willibrorduskerk' and the cozy buildings on the canal 't Dok.

Shopping in Lemmer

The Langestreek in Lemmer
The Langestreek in Lemmer

Lemmer has a central function for the area and partly because of this, shops are located in Lemmer. Although not in great numbers, there are a number of clothing stores and shops for the bare necessities of life. A somewhat more extensive shopping place in the area is Heerenveen (>25km)


Lemmer
Shopping evening: Friday

Things to do in Lemmera

Lemmer Beach
Lemmer Beach

In Lemmer you can easily visit a museum, go to a tropical garden, watch a theater performance or go to a cinema in the area. In addition, Lemmer is very suitable for many different types of water sports which are well present in Lemmer.


MUSEUMS LEMMERATTRACTIONS LEMMER
  • Antiquity Room Lemster-Fiifgea, peat bogs in Lemsterland, the Zuiderzee fisheries and inland fisheries. Click here for the site.
  • Indian Motorcycle Museum, click here for the site.
  • Diving Museum Lemmer, diving equipment from the past, free admission. Click here for the site.
  • Orchid farm, tropical garden with different animals. Click here for the site.
  • Take a nice cruise, click here for the website of shipping company Van Dijk.
CINEMAS LEMMERTHEATERS LEMMER

Not present in Lemmer, but in the environment:

  •  Bios Heerenveen (>25km), Cinema with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • Movieskoop Emmeloord (>18km), Cinema with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • Theater De Hege Fonnen, click here for the site.

Nature & parks in Lemmer

The Reformed Church of Lemmer
The Reformed Church of Lemmer

Lemmer is extremely suitable for water sports because of its location on the IJsselmeer. Partly due to this location, you can enjoy a lovely walk along the beach in Lemmer, bordered by the IJsselmeer.

Towards the west of Lemmer you can go to the forest in Gaasterland and to the south-west of Lemmer the Kuinderbos. In these forests you can relax, enjoy cycling or walking.

Steps in Lemmer

Nightlife in the Langestreek, Lemmer
Nightlife in the Langestreek, Lemmer


In Lemmer you can sit on a terrace or go to a cafe, but it is better not to go to Lemmer to go out. An alternative to divert to is Sneek,(>26km) this town is located north of Lemmer.

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