Friesland is a unique, characteristic and charming province that is mainly known for its lakes, the beautiful nature and the 11 Frisian cities. These 11 Frisian cities have their own character. Some are small, but compensate for their size with their charm. Definitely worth a visit.
Friesland is a valhalla for cyclists. Discover the beautiful surroundings of Landgoed Lauswolt on an (electric) bicycle. With the many bicycle paths you will be amazed how wooded Friesland is. We have various cycling routes for you available at the reception of the hotel.
The forest of Beetsterzwaag is known for the beautiful mountain bike trails of a total of 90 kilometers. You do not have to bring your own bike. For a small fee we have a number of mountain bikes and e-bikes available for our guests.
Experience the world famous Frisian Elfstedentocht. This can be done by car or bike, please ask for the possibilities and routes at our reception.
A visit to Leeuwarden can not be missed during a stay in Friesland. The Frisian capital has a charming and compact city center with pleasant terraces, nice stores and wonderful museums. The city was chosen as Cultural Capital in 2018 and is still bustling with culture. You can find Leeuwarden at a 20-minute drive from Landgoed Lauswolt.
Groningen is known as the bustling Hanseatic city of the far north. You will be surprised by its unique atmosphere and lively character. Stroll through the inner city along the many stores, cozy cafes and terraces. You can find beautiful canals and you can admire beautiful historical buildings and warehouses. You can find Groningen at a 30-minute drive from Landgoed Lauswolt.
Museums in the surroundings
There are several museums in the area. Be inspired in the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden. Learn about the history of the Frisians and Friesland. In Groningen you will find the Groninger Museum. An extrovert and colorful museum with various collections and presentations in the field of art and antiquities. In Heerenveen you will find Museum Belvédère, the museum for modern and contemporary art.
The Wouda Steam Pumping Station
In Lemmer, 25 minutes' drive from Landgoed Lauswolt, is the Wouda Steam Pumping Station. The Ir. D.F. Wouda Pumping Station is the largest steam pumping station in the world that is still in operation. The Wouda Steam Pumping Station was opened in 1920 by Queen Wilhelmina and had the task of pumping excess water from Friesland into the Zuiderzee, and later the IJsselmeer. And it is still used for this purpose several times a year. Since 1998, the Woudaemaal has been one of the ten UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Netherlands.