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Port of Harlingen

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Address: Harlingen, The Netherlands

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Very interesting port with lots of activity

When we visited the port a ferry from one of the islands was in and we watched it unload and then load again for the return trip, it was very interesting. The cafes at the port... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philip D B
Coin, Spain
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Coin, Spain
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited the port a ferry from one of the islands was in and we watched it unload and then load again for the return trip, it was very interesting. The cafes at the port have great food and at one there is outdoor seating overlooking the ferry berths. There is a crane painted blue which has been turned... More 

Thank Philip D B
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Love Harlingen. It's a really beautiful port and the town itself is stunning. Beautifully kept and lovely streets and buildings. Great people, great restaurants , great choice of places to stay and Dutch barges. What's not to like.

Thank Ewan S
Breukelen Ut
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727 reviews
428 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The port of Harlingen is a lot about Rederij Doeksen. They rule the waves going to and from the islands. A lot of people come to Harlingen to catch a ferry to Terschelling or Vlieland. They leave their car in one of the car parks or the garage at the port. Pretty pricey, although not big city pricing. The port... More 

Thank WorldTravelOne
Caminha, Portugal
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

So much going on with a. very charming background including the wonderful sailing barges - lots and lots of them

Thank Arenquerojo
Montreal, Canada
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178 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The walk on the beach and the path to the port is simply relaxing and a delight to do. You can enjoy the many ships sailing in and out of Harlingen and have a coffee to enjoy the afternoon. A very nice place to be at.

Thank Freddy_on_trips
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212 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

you need less than 15 min to see this, including time for pictures, but is really nice. specially in a sunny day, Buy and icecream or sit on a terrace and enjoy!

Thank Pepusina
Neutral Bay, Australia
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594 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

So much to see - of course there are the harbours, three in fact - North, South and the Fishing fleet harbour. All are tidal. The North harbour is mostly filled with modern sail boats and cruisers, lots for the modern boat enthusiast, wide streets with lovely old Dutch architecture surround it filled with shops and restaurants. The south harbour... More 

Thank David R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Busy meeting place of travellers going to the islands, seamen working in fisheries and offshore. Old and new sailing ships all around.

Thank jacq045
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Quaint little port town on the Waddensee, with ferry links to Wadden islands. The town is picturesque and has a nice vibe. There are a good selection of restaurants and pubs that will keep you entertained for a couple of nights.

Thank Antonljs
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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214 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I visited this place mainly due to the reviews people wrote in the Trip Advisor. I would say the reviews are valid! The port is a part of the small beautiful city of Harlingen. One can get a very nice view from the port as well as reach the beach to enjoy the day there. There are restaurants and cafes... More 

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