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Sloten central canal

Sloten old bridge

Sloten windmill

Sloten surrounded by water


Hindeloopen harbour

One of Hindeloopen canals

Hindeloopen harbour

Canal again

Church in Hindeloopen

War graves


Waag Workum

Church, Waag and the bell tower

Another pretty building in Workum

Despite the weather being iffy we decided to headed north to visit some of the historic small towns/villages of the Friesland area. Our first stop was the small village of Sloten encircled by water with a picturesque central canal. At the far end on the bastion sat the De Kaai windmill.

Our second stop was the village of Hindeloopen which juts into the Ijsselmeer which as well as the usual canals and quaint houses had a massive leisure harbour and a church which had some graves of British and Commonwealth airmen who perished in the Zuider Zee during WWII

Our third stop was Workum which until the early 18th century a busy seaport. It had a pretty central square with a 17th century Waag and behind it Friesland's largest medieval church with a large stand alone bell tower.

Our final stop as the weather was turning really wet and horrible was Makkum which only had a brief visit before we headed back to base.

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