Whoever thinks that Amsterdam is the only spotlight of the Netherlands should really wake up and open their eyes. From the city to the coast to the countryside, the Netherlands is filled with hidden gems. What about Friesland, for example? There is more to this province than just jumping over ditches and cancelled Eleven Cities Races. Luckily, Lonely Planet sees this too. And there we are: at number 3 on 'The essential destinations in Europe of 2018'. Time to show off the Frisian gem.