Friesland has come third in travel guide publisher Lonely Planet’s annual list of underrated European holiday destinations, public broadcaster NOS writes.
It’s the first time a Dutch destination makes it this far up the list. According to Lonely Planet, Friesland is ‘a hidden pearl’ too often ignored by travellers. The guide calls European cultural capital Leeuwarden ‘atmospheric and compact’ and praises the landscape and Frisian Wadden islands.
Emilia-Romagna in Italy and Cantabria in Spain came first and second.
Friesland may be in for a busy time as a result of the mention in the list, NOS writes. Rotterdam, which ended in fifth place in 2005 and Texel, which took ninth place in 2016, both saw an increase in the number of tourists.
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