Alan Rogers Review
Located between the three largest Frisian lakes, Slotermeer, Heegermeer and Sneekermeer, De Rakken is a great choice for both nature and watersports enthusiasts. Just two minutes on foot from the site, Woudsend is a good watersports resort with a wealth of catering facilities and places of interest (including mills and churches). The site offers boat moorings as well as bicycle, electric boat and car hire. The 40 touring pitches are of a reasonable size and all have 6-16A electricity, with 15 on hardstanding (20 with drainage). Accommodation to rent on site includes hikers’ cabins and attractive chalets. De Rakken is open all year.
Around Woudsend there is an abundance of unspoiled nature, woodland, meadows and polders. The ancient Frisian towns of Sneek and Workum are close at hand, and have museums, good shops, theatres, cinemas and historic buildings. Sneek is one of the Frisian Eleven Cities and dates back to the 13th century. The town centre is delightful and the 17th-century Waterpoort (Water gate) is of particular note.