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Sluis en 't Sylhús

Locks and the Sylhús

Hindeloopen is full of national monuments, such as the locks and the adjoining Sylhús. The locks were built back in the 17th century, and are the connection for recreational boats between the city centre and the harbour and the IJsselmeer lake.

The boats using the locks are a constant source of pleasure and amusement in the high season. Why not sit a while on the folklore bench under the Sylhús veranda and listen to the most fantastic stories told by the locals. Or admire the wooden, 19th century bell tower on the Sylhús. This 17th century building also served as a fishing auction for a while. That would explain the presence of the relief made by T. Gerlsma in 1905, showing the miraculous fishing catch of Peter and other disciples, above the folklore bench.


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8713 JP Hindeloopen
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