Bolsward is a town in Friesland.


Bolsward City Hall

Bolsward is one of the original eleven Frisian Cities after which the most popular Dutch ice skating event Elfstedentocht (eleven city tour) is named. However in comparison to other cities in the region it is considered to be more of a town nowadays. It's much quieter than its neighbours Sneek and Harlingen.

Get in

Bolsward has no rail connections but is easily reached by road.

By car

Bolsward is right next to the A7 motorway which goes from Amsterdam to Groningen, just take the exit Bolsward and follow the Centrum signs and you'll be in the old town centre in no time. There's plenty of free parking space at Plein 1455, at the edge of the town centre, just follow the signs 'P - Gratis'.

By bus

Buses run right through the town centre with frequent connections to Sneek, Heerenveen and Harlingen, all of which have a direct train connection. There are also a lot of less frequent bus lines to the many villages surrounding Bolsward. Beware that in the north of The Netherlands in general a lot of bus services are limited during the evening and weekends.

Get around

The town centre is very walkable on foot or by bike, and there aren't many alternatives to choose from anyway.





Go next

The old harbour town of Harlingen is only 30 minutes away, and is also the ferry terminal for services to the Wadden islands of Vlieland and Terschelling.

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