|Mid range bottle of wine||$5.42|
|Pack of cigarettes||$8.14|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$3.12|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$2.71|
Located in southwest Friesland, Sneek is well-known to tourists for its rich heritage, scenic surrounds, vibrant culture, and especially its canals and water-sport facilities. There are lots of cheap flights to Sneek being just 87 km from the international airport at Groningen.
Sneak has a number of historically significant buildings; The Great Church of Martini, built in the 11th century, is an imposing structure with three towers. The most famous building in Sneek, the Watergate built in 1613, became the symbol of the wealth of the city. The Town Hall, built in 1478, is a grand Rococo style monument. The Courthouse, built in 1839, is an imposing building with a stone façade written with “iussuumcuique” meaning “to each his right’. The Roman Catholic Church Saint Martin dating back to 1872 is a national monument built in the Romano-Gothic style. In the street, the Kleinzand, located along a canal, there are many old mansions and shops built around 1790 in the Louis XVI style that were commissioned by wealthy merchants of the times.
Friesland consists of about 15% water; many lakes have been formed by the excavation of peat and salt, causing the sea level to rise. IT Buthus has many attractions for children; there are landscaped terraces and playing facilities all over as well as a much-loved zoo where kids can learn all about animals and pet them too. The Wilhelmina Park with its special design, trees, plants and animals is a great attraction to the young and old. The over-100 year old park is particularly rich in interesting and impressive trees and children will enjoy the aviary with ornamental and gorgeous songbirds and a well-equipped playground.
The most famous event, the Sneekweek, is held annually in August; the largest inland waterway sailing event in Europe that is inaugurated with a naval review and a grand fireworks show is accompanied by a fair and a mammoth market. The best way of enjoying Sneekweek is to book a ticket on one of the many cheap flights to Sneek but be sure to also make bookings at any of the hotels in Sneek in advance as the town gets thousands of visitors at the time.