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The eleven cities of Friesland

Where on earth are cities smaller than villages? Only in Friesland. Our cities thank their title not to their size, but to their historic significance. These are the cities of the dreamers who show that you don't have to be the largest to stand out and the doers that prove that you don't have to be the richest to pursue your dreams.

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11Fountains is the 'Elfstedentocht' reinvented. Eleven well-known international artists designed the eleven fountains for the eleven cities of Friesland. Fog, ice, steam, seawater... Every city has its own story.

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De Walvisfontein spuwt water in de haven van Harlingen