FAQ

Wanneer staan de fonteinen aan?

De fonteinen gaan elk jaar aan op Kletterdei (Klaterdag). Dit jaar (2021) is dat op zaterdag 20 maart. De fontein in Dokkum staat het hele jaar aan. En wist je dat de Walvis fontein in Harlingen net als een echte walvis heel onverwacht kan spuiten? In Franeker heeft de Oortwolk fontein verschillende vormen van water. Soms stoom, soms een zacht klateren van water.

Op de webapp van 2Discover vindt je meer informatie over de fonteinen en alles wat daaromheen te doen is. 

Where can I buy the 11Fountains guides?

In the cities, the “official 11fountains information guides” are sold at various locations for € 3.95.

Can I visit the fountains on my own, when I follow the guidelines of the Dutch government?

Yes, absolutely. All fountains are in the public space, usually on a square in the heart of the city. We ask you to follow the Covid-19 rules set by the Dutch government and to practice social distancing. This means that you may have to wait a while before you can make a selfie with the fountain or take a photo of the fountain without people. Especially in the busier cities like Sneek and Leeuwarden, we ask you to show consideration for others and to come back at a more quiet time, if needed.

Is there a hiking, cycling or driving route to the fountains with overnight accommodation?

Yes, there is a cycling/motorized route that passes all fountains. The best option is to follow one of the well-known eleven cities routes. You will find all eleven cities routes on friesland.nl. This website also has information on many lovely accommodations, from B&B’s to group accommodations and hotels.

> View all eleven cities routes here
> View all 11fountains walking routes here