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

Beeldbank 5013.

Beeldbank 5013.

© Theo de Witte

Leeuwarden

Jaume Plensa.

Beeldbank: 5140

Beeldbank: 5140

© Theo de Witte

Sneek

Stephan Balkenhol.

© Theo de Witte

IJlst

Shinji Ohmaki.

© Theo de Witte

Sloten

Jorge & Lucy Orta.

© Theo de Witte

Stavoren

Mark Dion.

© Theo de Witte

Hindeloopen

Shen Yuan.

© Theo de Witte

Workum

Cornelia Parker.

© @ria42

Bolsward

Johan Creten

© Theo de Witte

Harlingen

Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla.

© Xanne Vera

Franeker

Jean-Michel Othoniel.

Dokkum

Birthe Leemeijer.