"Elfstedentocht 1996 (or 1997)" Top 5 Page for this destination Harlingen by Mique
Harlingen Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 91 photos
The only time i was ever in Harlingen as far as i can remember was for the Elfstedentocht in 1996 (or 1997). I don't remember the year but it has to be one of those since those years where the only years there was an elfstedentocht since 1986. And i would have been much younger then ;-)
For those of you who don't know what the Elfstedentocht is.. It is a 200 kilometer tour through 11 cities in Friesland hence the name Elfstedentocht (11-cities tour). It starts and ends in Leeuwarden. And since the official first organised tour in 1909 it has been held only 15 times! But when the ice is thick enough and the ice-master declares that the ice is ok, the whole of the Netherlands stops turning! It is THE event. Every office, school, institution has TV's everywhere so people can follow the event. And the people who can, go up to Friesland to be there and support the skaters (and party of course).
But when the tour is held, it is usually very very cold... This year it wasn't too bad (though still very cold). But it is recorded that with some tours it was soo cold people lost toes and such...
- In a nutshell:Great place to celebrate the Elfstedentocht!
Mique's Related Pages
Harlingen Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Harlingen - oh, what a night....."
- "Elfstedentocht 1996 (or 1997)"
- "Beautiful harbour town in Friesland"
- "Harlingen, impressions"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Harlingen
- Hotels in Harlingen
- Nightlife in Harlingen
- Restaurants in Harlingen
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Harlingen
- 1 Reviews
- 7 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 1 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (62)
Have you been to Harlingen?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Harlingen
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Burma Intro, 87 reviews, 93 photos, 3 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination The Hague Intro, 68 reviews, 106 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Leiden Intro, 32 reviews, 65 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Romania Intro, 44 reviews, 44 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Bordeaux Intro, 25 reviews, 62 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Scheveningen Intro, 24 reviews, 53 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Oradea Intro, 28 reviews, 48 photos, 4 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Delft Intro, 24 reviews, 51 photos, 4 travelogues
- Budapest Intro, 27 reviews, 47 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Saint-Émilion Intro, 18 reviews, 54 photos, 5 travelogues