The very best events and days out? You will find them in Waterland van Friesland! The well-filled calendar is overflowing with them. They range from the best festivals, the coziest markets, along the most beautiful exhibitions to the most fun day trips for children. There is plenty to do. Take a look at the event calendar on the VVV Waterland van Friesland website.
Soal Beach Resort is located right next to the Warkumerwaard nature area with lots of birds. They are neighbors we truly appreciate! It is a unique bird area along the coast of the IJsselmeer between Workum and Makkum. Normally, the Warkumerwaard is not freely accessible, but It Fryske Gea organizes guided walks. A unique experience where you will learn about all aspects of the area. There are various lookout points as well, where you can enjoy the amazing view of this nature area.
The region around Soal Beach Resort is a paradise for cyclists. You can go cycling along the rural landscape one day, and cycle along the characteristic houses of Hindeloopen or admire the forested Gaasterland another. Everything is close from Workum. It provides a stay at Soal Beach Resort with the ultimate holiday sensation!
Fryslân is the ultimate water sports province of The Netherlands. And especially from Workum, all options are open for the water sports enthusiast. To the vastness of the IJsselmeer, the Wadden Sea, the many beautiful lakes or the sheltered waterways along villages and cities. A day on the water from Soal Beach Resort is highly recommended. Plenty of options. You can easily reach the Sânnmar, the Groote Gaastmar or the Fluessen using a (rental) sloop. Relax wonderfully on waterways enclosed by reeds, with a stop in pleasant Heeg, for instance. Would you rather be a little more active on the water? You can experience Workum in a completely different way while traveling the canals on a paddleboard. Are you even more sportive in nature? Workum has various surfing schools that give (kite) surfing courses.
There is plenty to experience for families with children in Waterland of Friesland. Sun, sand, forest and water provide enough diversity. Set out into nature with rain boots on in case of rainy weather or build a cool hut in the summer sun: it's all possible. Or how about a week of sailing camp in Waterland van Friesland? Get your sailing diploma and make friends for life as well.
That Fryslân and Waterland of Friesland are rich in terms of cultural heritage is no great wonder. Leeuwarden Fryslân was awarded the title of Cultural Capital of Europe for good reason. And it shows in everything. From a small and intimate regional museum to great and UNESCO world level. Special encounters with the artisanal crafts of the past give color to Friesland, as well as to your day and that of your (grand)children. Make sure to bring the children too, because there are special routes and hands-on activities especially for them!
Whether you like sweet, savory or something else, there is always a Friesland delicacy for you to enjoy. Ask the baker for a delicacy like an oranjekoek, dúmkes or sûkerbôle. Or try a Friesland nail and sheep cheese from a local farmer or cheese farm Nylander in Workum. Sometimes, you will even find milk tap machines at farms for tapping your own glass of milk. Would you rather tap a Friesland beer? If so, the beer brewery in Bolsward might be the place for you. Many restaurants here have one of those tasty regional dishes or a regional drink on their menu.