|Combo meal at McDonalds||$9.49|
|Pack of cigarettes||$8.14|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$2.39|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$21.66|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.25|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$49.77|
Heerenveen, located in the northern Netherlands in the Friesland province, was founded by three lords in 1551 as a source for peat to be used as fuel in ancient Holland. The name is thus derived from Dutch words “heer” meaning “lord” and “veen” translating to “peat”. Served by the international airport at Groningen, there are a number of cheap flights to Heerenveen from all over. The market town is popular for its scenic settings that offer great walking and hiking opportunities, great shopping and dining as well as lively cultural and sporting events.
Heerenveen is not only popular as the venue for top-notch speed skating and football but also because of what it has to offer in the sphere of tourism. It is a bustling market town located between water and forest with several modern facilities and a cosy shopping centre. A visit to one of the museums, a conducted walking tour of the settlement, a shopping trip or a delightful bike ride or walk through the woods in Oranjewoud are some activities that you should never miss while being in the town! The Frisian woods have a great diversity of landscape; The Frije Wiken is one of the most attractive with a forest, heath and water bodies and is perfect for walking or hiking. During daytime, enjoy having refreshments at one of the several terraces in Heerenveen and fill your evenings with a meal at one of the numerous restaurants and a visit to the Posthuis Theater for a dramatic performance, after which you can relish a late evening drink at one of the local pubs, before retiring for the night in one of the hospitable hotels in Heerenveen. Heerenveen offers tourists a huge selection of pubs, bars, cafés, and restaurants with a diverse menu of regional and international cuisine.
Museum Willem van Haren is a historic cultural museum whose exhibitions and display keep changing constantly. The museum store is decorated in the style of a 19th century pharmacy. The town is a celebration of contemporary art; there are a number of art galleries that will keep you engrossed for hours. There are lots to do here as most tourists discover after arriving by any of the many cheap flights to Heerenveen.