With its countless lakes, marinas and channels, Friesland is a Mecca for water sports enthusiasts and Stayokay Sneek is the perfect base for your trip. The hostel is set in an old farmhouse near Lake Sneekermeer and features its own pier and water sports bar.

All rooms are en suite with either twin or bunk beds. Guests can socialise in the bar or relax by the indoor or outdoor fireplace. The hostel also features an outdoor terrace along the water and facilities to play football, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, pool or rent a bicycle. Kids can play on the swings, the jungle gym and the slide.

From the hostel’s pier, you can hire a canoe, sailing boat or sloop. Those who prefer the shore can enjoy cycling, walking, roller blading and much more. Just a 10-minute walk from the city centre, you can walk along the canals, admire the historic architecture and visit museums, bars and restaurants. You can also visit National Park De Alde or the cities of Heerenveen and Leeuwarden.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Sports & Activities
  • Culture
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating

87%

Reviews

Disadvantage - no kitchen for those of us on a low budget.

80%

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heather,

Mon 13 Jul 2015

Travel tips...

Where next?

My next stop was Den Haag, but Scheemda is in the north so easier to get to from Sneek.

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heather,

Mon 13 Jul 2015

Budget meal tip

Travel with your own supply of Bulgar Wheat, fruit and vegetables. The addition of goats cheese goes well with this salad. The Bulgar Wheat does not need cooking - soak it over night.

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heather,

Mon 13 Jul 2015