Enjoy the hospitality of Dokkum, one of Friesland’s oldest cities.

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You don't even have to close your eyes to feel like you've gone back a few centuries. Stepped gables, canals and strongholds; the city centre of the fortified town of Dokkum still exudes a historical atmosphere. Streets lined with cosy cafes, restaurants and shops in old buildings make this beautiful city and its natural surroundings definitely worth a visit.

  • Dokkum is the perfect city for a leisurely shopping spree.
  • Enjoy a Beerenburg, the most famous drink in Friesland.
  • Discover 140 national monuments in the historic inner city.

Shopping in Dokkum

Dokkum is one of the best cities in Friesland for a shopping spree. Visit the welcoming boutiques, exclusive clothes stores and special interior design stores in the historic center. Conclude your afternoon with a ‘Dokkumer koffie’: coffee with a splash of Beerenburg and whipped cream. Beerenburg is the most famous drink in Friesland and originated in Dokkum. So a visit to Dokkum cannot be complete without having tried this herb bitter.

Boniface and Dokkum

In 754, Boniface was murdered in Dokkum. This saint had a huge impact on European Christianity and is firmly tied to the Frisian city. His spirit still roams the streets of Friesland's oldest city thanks to the statue, chapel, church and healing source. The Boniface Chapel, built in the Roman style, is located in the vast procession park. This area of the city is marked by Boniface. The partially enclosed chapel is also used for cultural events on a regular basis, however.

Spending the night in Dokkum

Are you searching for a hip design hotel, a romantic bed & breakfast, or a pleasant holiday home for your family? Dokkum has suitable accommodations for every taste and budget. Check out the comprehensive selection and book your perfect holiday here!

Editor's tip

In 1596, Dokkum was the first headquarters of the Frisian Admiralty. An event that is still celebrated every year. In the first weekend of September, travel to Dokkum for four days of maritime, culinary and cultural delights.

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