Beetsterzwaag

Beetsterzwaag (Beetstersweach) is an atmospheric and stylish village which is full of character, located in the heart of the Frisian Woodlands. Beetsterzwaag was at one time a village of great importance, and isn't also referred to as the 'Wassenaar of the North' for nothing.

Beetsterzwaag (Beetstersweach) is an atmospheric and stylish village which is full of character, located in the heart of the Frisian Woodlands.  Beetsterzwaag was at one time a village of great importance, and isn't also referred to as the 'Wassenaar of the North' for nothing.

Various monumental buildings and gardens in the Hoofdstraat, which is at least three and a half centuries old, are silent witnesses of the rich nobility that lived here in the 18th and 19th centuries.  The gardens belonging to these estates, once privy only to the few, are now open to the public.  Beetsterzwaag counts 46 national heritage sites, but is also a modern and lively village.  Historic wealth is combined with modern attractions:  stylish restaurants, unique shops and boutiques, beautiful walking and cycling routes in the woods and many artistic galleries.

Beetsterzwaag gained nationwide fame when the Lauswolt hotel and estate became the 'secret' location for talks that eventually led to the formation of the Fourth Balkenende cabinet.  The fact that political leaders chose this area is unsurprising:  far away from all the hustle and bustle, green yet with the necessary grandeur.

Apart from the Lauswolt estate, with its beautiful golf course, the gorgeous Olterterp Park is located here, designed in landscape style.  It Fryske Gea, the provincial society for nature conservation, is located in the mansion by the same name.

You can find more information about Beetsterzwaag on www.beetsterzwaagnatuurlijk.nl