11Fountains in Friesland

Since Leeuwarden-Fryslân European Capital of Culture in 2018, the eleven cities of Friesland have been equipped with unique fountains. Eleven internationally renowned artists have designed exceptional water artworks in all eleven cities. High time for an Elfstedentocht along these pearls.

These fountains were made by top international artists from eleven different countries. The makers were not chosen at random: a match was sought between the work of the artist and the character and history of the relevant Eleven City.

Discover all our fountains

Leeuwarden

Jaume Plensa.

Sneek

Stephan Balkenhol.

IJlst

Shinji Ohmaki.

Sloten

Jorge & Lucy Orta.

Stavoren

Mark Dion.

Hindeloopen

Shen Yuan.

Workum

Cornelia Parker.

Bolsward

Johan Creten

Harlingen

Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla.

Franeker

Jean-Michel Othoniel.

Dokkum

Birthe Leemeijer.