Frisian Lakes

Tjeukemeer Sunrise

Sailors the world over have heard of the Frisian Lakes. The most famous of these is the Sneekermeer. This group of about 30 lakes are man-made, the result of peat harvesting in the lowlands of Friesland (now officially named Fryslan)…

Lake IJssel

Shore View of a Frozen Lake IJssel

Lake IJssel, also known as Lake Yssel and Lake IJsselmeer, stretches approximately 296,500 acres across the north central region of the Netherlands. Lake IJssel borders several provinces including Flevoland, North Holland, and Friesland. The name of the lake comes from…