With over 10,000 residents, Bolsward has traditionally been one of the Frisian eleven cities. It’s in the municipality of Southwest Friesland and is located on three terps. The oldest of these dates from ancient times. Bolsward is a place of pilgrimage because a miraculous image of Mary can be found in the city’s Saint Francis Church. The old centre of Bolsward is lovely! Thecanals,the city hall and the famous Sonnema Berenburg distillery can all be found here. The Hid Herohiem orphanage can also be found in Bolsward’s old city centre. Bolsward boasts a lot of monuments and historical buildings. The Broerekerk in the city is definitely worth a visit, but there’s more!