Beginning of the year we were a bit covid tired, so decided to take a trip to the North of the Netherlands. Southwest-Friesland is known for its cozy villages, lakes and canals. It also has beaches, since the Afsluitdijk closed the former sea years ago it became a fresh water lake. Calm waters, but still got that beach appearance! There is a lot to do in this province, if you want to know more about tourism is this region be sure to check their website. Here are a few pictures of our trip visiting several villages!


In Makkum we stayed at Strandhotel Vigilante, right at the beach! Be sure to also stroll in the town center of Makkum for some amazing sights!


IJlst in a great pitstop, the whole village has canals and the houses have a front yard connected to these. Such an awesome sight!