The last city of the Elfstedentocht, Dokkum. The city is known as a shopping city but also has quite a historic city centre. With no less than 140 national monuments, this city has a bit of everything. And this is where Beerenburg comes from, which you really have to try!
Boniface was killed in Dokkum in 754. Dokkum obtained Frisian city rights in 1298, after Stavoren, IJlst and Harlingen. Much of its rich history is still reflected in Dokkum. The cosy atmosphere and the water surrounding the city help make it worth a visit.
Dokkum became the first location of the Frisian admiralty in 1596. This is celebrated with an annual event in the first weekend of September, where various different aspects all come together: maritime, culinary, history, culture, hospitality and socialising. A three-day party that attracts thousands of people to the centuries-old admiralty city.