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Sneek Travel Guide: 34 reviews and 110 photos

We spent a couple days in Sneek in June 2005 , and had visited in previous years. Sneek is one of the "Elfsteden" of Fryslan,and is a bustling city which would appeal to the Watersports enthusiest ,the history buff, or one who just wants to see a part of the Netherlands thats a bit off the beaten path ,at least as far as American tourists are concerned.
Sneek is perhaps best known for its famous Waterpoort...but somehow we managed to not get any pix of this landmark, but the picture above was taken FROM that spot...which one can often find deserted...

Urban Renewal

As you can see from the top picture Sneek is undergoing some Urban Renewal...some of it is just the Brickwork that is common in Dutch cities, some a bit less routine...trees are being planted , whole blocks are being refurbished, and it looks like a good plan...will be interested in visiting again in a year or so to see how it all turns out... Theres still plenty of Historical , and architectural interest in Sneek... Also we were told by people that Sneek is the "Hip-Hop capital of the Netherlands" ...we heard some Dutch language rap, and apart from understanding only a few percent of the lyrics, I liked it ...All in all Sneek was a nice stop on our ongoing exploration if the Nstherlands

  • Last visit to Sneek: Jun 2005
  • Intro Written Jul 5, 2005
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