Food!

Pure, local, good, and a feast for the eyes too; we love delicious food. You’ll come across beautiful products, delectable dishes and fine hosts and hostesses wherever you go, from minor backroads to the finest restaurants.  

 

Cheese, please 
If you fancy a real Frisian cheese board. try a Frisian Clove (nagelkaas), among other specialties, at cheesemaker and campsite Johannahoeve Farm in Ryptsjerk. You can see how cheese is made, or even make your own. Really want to get away from it all? Then set up your tent on the picturesque campsite.  www.johanna-hoeve.

Cheers! Award winning wines 
Frysling Vineyard in Twijzel was the ‘best vineyard of the Netherlands and Belgium 2018’, so it would be a sin not to taste the wines.

Here, close to the Wadden Sea and sheltered by the Frisian woods, is where delicious Dutch wines are made, including the sparkling Bruswyn and the Frysante. Every first Sunday of the month, passionate vintners Douwe and Jantine open their doors to the public. You can also visit the vineyard on appointment, or book a guided wine-tasting tour.  www.frysling.nl  

Let Pater cook 
Eat fresh, delicious dishes from the sea at the old Schutsluis in Engwierum, while the salty sea air ruffles your hair. Sustainability is valued here. The Pater and his people enjoy the Wadden area so much that they go as green as they can. 

Foodwalk 
The 7-km Foodwalk in Buitenpost will take you past a number of companies with local and regional products. Take a picnic basket with you during this culinary tour through National Landscape ‘Noardlike Fryske Wâlden’, and pick what you come across underway! You start and end at De Kruidhof, a botanical garden with the largest collection of medicinal herbs in Western Europe, where you can pick your own herbs for your tea or dinner!  https://www.dekruidhof.nl/ 

 

             

From the sea to your plate 
How about a roll with Wadden shrimp, smoked white mullet, or a delicious shrimp quiche? It could be on the menu of restaurant ’t Ailand in Lauwersoog. The owners go fishing during the week, then serve the catch at weekends. ’t Ailand is also a local shop where you can follow special Wadden workshops, and go on mudflat fishing trips.  https://ailand.nl/ 

The Pancake Station 
Once part of the famous railway line ‘Het Dokkumer Lokaaltje’, Marrum Station is now home to the Humboldt steam locomotive: the Pancake Train. Delicious pancakes, and a unique experience. Check it out now: www.stationmarrum.nl  

Tropical terrace 
Overlooking the Bergumermeer, the Frisian-Mediterranean terrace will put you into the perfect holiday mood. See www.kleinzwitserlandburgum.nl for more info.  

Have tea together at De Pleats 
Sharing a unique tea from the Krudwiizer with homemade pastries and other delicacies from De Pleats is the very best way to catch up with friends. If you’re looking for a different dining experience, check out www.pleats.nl and make your choice!  

Tip: the region boasts plenty of coffee and tea shops, an ideal stop for a small snack. Choose the ‘theetuin’ filter at www.eropuitinfriesland.nl/en/locaties to see a list.