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De Leijen is a lake in the province of Friesland, located between Oostermeer and Opeinde. It was created by peat excavation and is therefore shallow in many places. The lake is largely owned by Staatsbosbeheer . Previously, the Leijen was known as a nature reserve in which, among other things, there were many special bird colonies. On the east side of the lake is a beach with catering facilities and camping.

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Burgumer Mar

Burgumer Mar

3.98km from De Leijen

The Burgumer Mar is a lake near the town of Burgum in the Dutch province of Friesland. It is a popular water sports area with multiple yacht harbours. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many things to do and see.

De Spitkeet

De Spitkeet

4.51km from De Leijen

De Spitkeet is an open air museum and theme park in Harkema in the Dutch province of Friesland . It shows how people used to live in the region around Harkema, the Friese Wouden .

Nationaal Landschap Noardlike Fryske Wâlden

The National Landscape Noardlike Fryske Wâlden is an area of ​​over 25,000 hectares , part of the Frisian Woods , a region in the east of Friesland. The strip allotment, which is associated with a very large length of alder canals, is very characteristic of the landscape . The result of this bocage landscape is an intimate and small-scale feeling of seclusion. Such a landscape pattern is often seen in peat meadow areas, but nowhere in such a large size.

Museum Dr8888

Museum Dr8888

6.07km from De Leijen

Museum Drachten, is a museum for modern and contemporary art located in the center of Drachten , on Museumplein. Its collection include Dada , De Stijl , Constructivism and Expressionism . They largely represent the period 1885-1965 with an extension to contemporary art. The core collection includes works of art by Theo van Doesburg , Kurt Schwitters , Thijs Rinsema , HN Werkman , Ids Wiersma, Sierd Geertsma, Pier Pander and so more.

Observeum Burgum

Observeum Burgum

6.9km from De Leijen

Observeum is a unique combination of a regional museum and public observatory . Observeum is located in the village of Bergum in the Dutch province of Friesland . Visitors have access to the regional museum and the observatory.

De Alde Feanen National Park

De Alde Feanen National Park

8.45km from De Leijen

De Alde Feanen National Park is a national park in the Netherlands province of Friesland. The Alde Feanen contains morasses, lakes, forests, peat and meadows. In the area at least 450 plant species and 100 bird species can be found. A very prominent bird is the white stork. Tall wooden poles have been installed so that the storks can build nests. Another attraction is provided by Shetland ponies. Some of the paddocks can be entered so that ponies can be petted by visitors.

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Friesland

Friesland

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Friesland is a province of the Netherlands located in the country's northern part. Friesland is a unique region of the country as its locals speak their own language known as Frisian. The province is primarily an agricultural region and is the birthplace of the Frisian Cattle and black Frisian horse. Aside from agriculture, tourism plays a major role in the province’s economy.

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