Starum, Staveren (Stavoren)

Three different names for only place in the Northern Province of Fryslân (Friesland), the Netherlands. Starum and Staveren (though the latter is hardly used anymore) are both in the Frisian language. Frisian is the second official language in the Netherlands. Stavoren, I will use the Dutch name now, is a former fishing town in the Southwest of Friesland. A region better known as Gasterlân (Gaasterland).

Beautifully located in this little town is the old harbour where you will mostly find sailingboats from the “Brown Fleet”. Today we were lucky with sunshine wetter, despite a rainy start.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

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