The spirit of its Dutch founders can still be felt in ‘Little Amsterdam’ today.
Experience for yourself their 400-year-old joie de vivre, culture and architecture. How about touring the town on water? The boat takes you along narrow canals, under small bridges and past the stepped, gabled houses of the Old Town. The town guides in Dutch costume will take you to the small shops in Prinzenstrasse, to the ‘Alte Münze’ museum or the historical carpentry museum. Artists in the galleries, studios and workshops also exude creativity and independence. Feel inspired by the diverse, fascinating history of the town’s religious development. Get to know places of worship for five denominations and visit the Remonstrant Church – the only one outside the Netherlands.
Fancy a little trip into the countryside? Explore the romantic river landscape of the Eider-Treene-Sorge or the North Sea peninsula of Eiderstedt on foot, by bike or on the water.
In 1879, the market water pump was donated to the city by the architect Heinrich Rohardt. Inscriptions in Low German by the poet Klaus Groth are to be found on either side of this emblem.
Friedrichstadt is considered a perfect starting point for bike tours into the wonderful North Frisian surroundings. There are bikes for hire in the Tourist Information Office.