Hindeloopen is a picturesque little town with many small arched bridges and narrow streets with wonderful views. This former fishing town has been able to maintain its unique identity. This is expressed in its own specific language, its fine arts and culture.

Have a walk through the old centre and enjoy the rich heritage of the well preserved authentic houses. It feels as though you are thrown back into the past. Furthermore, there are a number of sights worth seeing listed below and in the interactive town plan.

  • Sylhús (Lock keeper’s house)
  • Leugenbank (Liars’ bench)
  • KNRM (Lifeboat station)
  • Doopsgezinde kerk ‘De Kleine Vermaning’ (Mennonite church ‘The Small Admonition’)
  • Doopsgezinde kerk ‘De Grote Vermaning’ (Mennonite church ‘The Great Admonition’)
  • Commandeurswoningen & Likhûzen (commander’s residences & small outhouses)
  • Nederlands Hervormde kerk & Westertoren ( Dutch Reformed church & Western tower)
  • Historic town hall/Hindeloopen Museum
  • Former town hall
  • Wipbrug (drawbridge)
  • Vondelingenplein (with bandstand)
  • Monument at the harbour quayside
  • Fountain of Hindeloopen (not yet on the map)

The tourist office staff members gladly give you recommendations, so please contact us for free advice on the sights in Hindeloopen.


  1. (Nederlands) Expositie winter op aardewerk

    14 December 2018 @ 10:00 - 26 September 2019 @ 18:00
  2. (Nederlands) Fancy Fair voor Stichting Semmy

    May 29 @ 10:00 - 12:00
  3. (Nederlands) IFKS

    August 10 @ 09:15 - 14:30