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• Interesting for republicans and monarchists
• Hotels in Earnewâld & Heerenveen
• Overnight stay + breakfast + dinners

Follow the trail of the Oranje Nassaus in Friesland!

The Frisii had no idea how their unorganized region, existing of many Frisian strains would develop when they made a pack with the Romans in 12 before Christ. It was the end of the Frisian freedom in 1498, and also the end of the governmental chaos: The German duke Albrecht von Sachsen had been appointed by king Maximiliaan and became hereditary ruler of Friesland. 

The Frisian Nassaus were in control from 1587 to 1747. They were the descendants of Jan de Oude van Nassau-Diez, a brother of freedom fighter Willem van Oranje. You will find a statue of the most popular ‘Oranje’ governor, Willem Lodewijk (1560-1620), a cousin of Willem van Oranje, in front of one of the palaces of Leeuwarden. The Frisian call it ‘’Us Heit’’ (our father).

You will know a lot more about the Oranje Nassaus in Friesland and you are able to follow their trails in the province by booking this package. You will have two overnight stays, one in hotel Princenhof in Earnewâld (National park de Alde Feanen) and one overnight stay in Hajé Hotel Heerenveen. In here, Monarchist and republicans enjoy top hotelier underneath one roof. You will receive a map filled with information and the tips which have been described underneath, so you are able to prepare your trip at home already.

Starting day
Every day of the week

Price information

• Reservation fees
• 2x overnight stays
• 2x lodging with breakfast
• 2x three course meal
• Tourist taxation
• Information map (will be received after booking)

• Free Friesland Holiday Passport (unique five-language information book of Friesland worth € 4.95)
• Free Fries Voordeelpas worth € 25, - for hundreds of euro's discount on attractions and products.

• Travel and cancellation insurance
• Lunches and beverages

Daily programm

Day 1

Arrival at Earnewâld with in the evening a three course meals. If you arrive in time in Earnewâld you can pay a visit to National Park De Alde Feanen.

Day 2

Discover Leeuwarden. Different museums remind you of the presence and influence of the Oranje Nassaus.


Museum Leeuwarden
Visit the Frisian Museum and the ceramics museum Princessehof in Leeuwarden.
These museums are two of the most impressive provincial museums of our country.  
The collection of the cultural history of Friesland is very large when it comes to art, both classic and modern and the treasures of the province. You will find a lot of information in the museums about the Oranje Nassaus.

Princessehof Leeuwarden
A walk to the Governor’s court, the former palace garden Prinsentuin and the Princessehof. The former palace Princessehof which had been inhabited from 1731 to 1765 by princess Maria Louise (widow of the 6th governor of Nassau), houses the only in ceramics specialized museum of the Netherlands.        

National Park De Alde Feanen
A drive from Leeuwarden to Earnewâld for a visit and maybe a cruise through the nature area Pricenhof – National Park De Alde Feanen, which was once the hunting domain of the Frisian Nassaus. There are beautiful summer houses in the wetland area. These however were not in the possession of the Nassaus, but you are able to admire them when taking a cruise with Rondvaardij Princenhof.

Day 3

Visit Heerenveen, Parkland Oranjewoud, former country seat of the Frisian Nassaus.


Parkland Oranjewoud
Visit the village Oranjewoud near Heerenveen, which was the former country seat of the Frisian Nassaus with incredible houses and beautiful gardens. The Frisian Nassaus bought moorland east of Heerenveen en founded there the pleasure palace with park Oranjestein. This is when the development of Oranjewoud started as a location of the Frisian nobility. The original country seat of the Nassaus was demolished in 1803. The neo-classic land house Oranjewoud with its beautiful gardens had been established on the same place in 1830. You are able to visit the estate Oranjewoud and De Overtuin. Also nice to visit are the famous museum Willen van Haren and the Museum Belvédère in Heerenveen.

Paleis Het Loo Apeldoorn
Visit the National Mseum Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn, the Versailles of the Dutch. The hunting lodge located on the outstretched hunting domain of the Oranjes on the Veluwe had been established on behalf of governor Willem the 3rd, son in law of the English king and was finished in 1686. The hunting lodge became even more extensive after Willem the 3rd became king of England. Queen Wilhelmina (1880-1962), grandmother of Queen Beatrix lived for quite some time in Het Loo. A part of the palace has been opened for public since 1972. The palace and its gardens have been restored since 1984 and are open for the public the whole year through.


You will be staying in Hotel Princenhof in Earnewâld, near the National Park De Alde Feanen and in Hajé Hotel Heerenveen, near parkland Oranjewoud.
Both rooms are in good conditions and foreseen of sanitary facilities.

An average of 3 pompeblêden

Dinner in the evening

The hotels own their own restaurant in which you can enjoy your three course meal.

Parking facilities
You can freely park your car at the hotels.


Route information

Guest information with reserved places to stay
Accommodation guide with situation maps of the places to stay
• Sneek Magazine
• Newspapermaps: Friesland Attractions & Routes and Gaasterland/Sloten
Route information
Stamp card (only included in Eleven Towns package)

Extra night

In case you do not want to drive back home on the last day of your package, you could choose to book an extra night in the starting hotel.
It is strongly recommended to reserve this extra night in advance, during your reservation of the package.



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