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Cozy water sports village in the heart of Friesland

Earnewâld is a cozy water sports village located between Leeuwarden and Drachten in the middle of National Park De Alde Feanen, a vast low moorland swamp area in the heart of Friesland. Very popular with nature and water sports enthusiasts. Compared to the Frisian lakes in southwestern Friesland, it’s nice and quiet but there’s lots to do! Earnewâld has several major events during the summer vacations such as the annual fair and one of Friesland’s most famous events the ‘skûtsjesilen’. Earnewâld is stage location and participant in the annual sailing competition with the former cargo ships. The narrow waterways on which the race is sailed at Earnewâld guarantees spectacular images.

Have a good time

There are plenty of accommodation options in Earnewâld. For example, there are several highly regarded B&Bs and apartments. For a stylish stay on the waterfront, Hotel Princenhof is a household name, and if you are looking for a vacation home, Earnewâld offers a variety of options. From idyllic, tucked-away nature vacation rentals accessible only by boat to luxury bungalows at the bungalow park. Camping ranges from luxury glamping at a five-star campsite to basic camping at a nature campsite. If you come by boat, you can visit the various marinas, all with excellent facilities and WIFI. For groups, Earnewâld offers a beautiful group accommodation right on the water.
Earnewâld is also a good place for the inner man. On the beautifully situated, cozy waterfront terraces or one of the eateries. In the evening, you can enjoy a sumptuous dinner at one of the restaurants. For passers-by and tourists staying longer in Earnewâld, the supermarkets offer an extensive and daily fresh supply.

Active & Cultural

The active tourist can enjoy hiking and biking in the beautiful surroundings, on this site there are several hiking and biking routes. For a bicycle, visit one of the village bike rentals. National Park De Alde Feanen is ideally suited for exploring by boat. To avoid getting lost in the maze of lakes, ditches and capillaries, this site provides information on various boating routes. There are several boat rentals in Earnewâld where you can rent a boat ranging from a decent rowing scow to a luxury electric sloop. If you prefer to be shown around book a canal cruise. National Park De Alde Feanen is also very well known for its wonderful canoeing and SUP opportunities. Portions of the nature reserve are accessible exclusively by canoe and SUP. For a canoe or SUP, visit several canoe & SUP rental companies. If you would like even more information about the special nature reserve, please refer to the Visitor Center National Park De Alde Feanen. They will be happy to inform you about the area and organize a wide range of excursions and activities. Culturally, Earnewâld also has much to offer with as many as 3 museums and a gallery. During the summer months, there is a very wide range of activities for young and old ranging from hiking, biking and boating excursions, even skûtsjesilen, round trips, children’s activities, outdoor activities and much more. There are several providers of group activities for groups of friends, family groups, businesses and staff associations.

In short Earnewâld is surprisingly versatile and offers recreational opportunities for young and old. It is an excellent place for a short or longer vacation or just for a day out or a nice walk on Sunday afternoon. On this site you will find an overview of the possibilities and activities Earnewâld offers.

You are most welcome.

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