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Busy little town with good transport links

Busy town with plenty of bars to relax and enjoy the boats entering the harbour, avoid the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Very very good

Great place to visit lots of ships docks etc very busy and quite difficult to park in centre. Maybe... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy town with plenty of bars to relax and enjoy the boats entering the harbour, avoid the expensive camping site may be cheaper to find a comfortable b&b, regular train links,

Thank lgmilner
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Great place to visit lots of ships docks etc very busy and quite difficult to park in centre. Maybe it’s better to go on the bus

Thank tobiaswallis
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

The port is easy to access for work if attending any of the many Dutch fishing vessels based thier. Usual good shore side support from several shore based maintenance companies. About a one hour drive from Schiphol.

Thank coastie2015
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Boarding was simple and everything went as planned. Suggest you book tickets online ahead of time. Nice terminal with services and vending machines.

Thank Robert v
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Currently - and for some more years likely - they are building a replica of the 'explorer' Willem Barentsz used while trying to discover a trade route 'By the North' (sailing to East India while sailing the seas north of Russia). They failed and ended...More

Thank Hans V
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Much to see and do. You can walk or take a bike ride. Lots of cafés to sit and watch the activity. Boats seem to be going in and out at all times...ferries, sailing ships, cruisers...nice to view. Very picturesque. We sent all afternoon there...More

2  Thank Judy L
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I only had a few hours to explore the old town of Harlingen before taking the ferry to Terschelling, but was pleasantly surprised by the many old and small, but nicely renovated buildings and everywhere water and boats. There are multiple harbours, some hosting very...More

1  Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Harlingen is a place like few (or no) other. The architecture and small shops are something worth seeing and visiting. Take a jacket as the cold wind always seems to blow.

Thank Jan-Marthie
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Visited Harlingen to to view port from which our family immigrated in the 1840's. Found the town to be quaint, clean, easy to walk though with friendly people. The port has many large old sailing freighters that have been converted into excursion vessels moored along...More

1  Thank bylallen
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank Philip D B
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