Welcome to the smallest of the eleven cities. This lovely city of fewer than 760 residents is located on the Slotermeer, in the municipality of De Fryske Marren. In earlier times, the city was of enormous strategic importance due to its location on a major waterway from Sneek to the Zuiderzee. This is no longer the case, but Sloten is always in demand with water sports enthusiasts, day trippers and people who want to live in a quiet residential area. The marina is located in the south of the city and Sloten has two water gates. The city centre is delightfully charming with many beautiful old houses.
There is an enchanting museum in the middle of Sloten: Museum Stedhûs Sleat. The museum is located in Sloten’s former city hall, built in 1759-1761. It offers a surprising look into Sloten’s history. In the top floor of the museum is Laterna Magica: the most beautiful collection of magic lanterns in the Netherlands.