Harlingen is known to be one of the most characteristic cities in the northern part of the Netherlands. It is no wonder that the local inhabitants call their city ‘suburb of London’ or ‘small Amsterdam’. The city is located at the UNESCO world heritage site the Waddensea. Because of its fun shopping area, the terraces and the large number of cultural sights Harlingen certainly is an attraction for every age! The nautical character and historic centre create an authentic atmosphere. Moreover, Harlingen is known for the many events that are organized yearly. One event that is definitely worth the visit is the Harlinger Visserijdagen, a folk feast which takes place every year in August.