Sneek ranks 3rd in the province in terms of size and is located in the municipality of Sûdwest Fryslân (Southwest Friesland). The city has about 33,000 residents. Due to its central location in Friesland’s lake area, it’s clear that Sneek is a real water city. It plays a central role in the southwest region and was even the capital in the 15th century. There’s a lot to do in relation to water sports, but Sneek is also a great place to visit for culture, to socialise and to enjoy nice places to eat.
The Fries Scheepvaart Museum is great for all ages. It offers insight into Sneek’s history, Frisian maritime history and more. For children there are special holiday programmes, scavenger hunts and arts & crafts activities. There is even an exciting Children’s museum.