Lemmer is a town in the municipality of Lemsterland (province of Friesland), in the Netherlands. It is a former fishing village and is one of Friesland's most famous water sport towns.
The D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station, designed by D.F. Wouda, is the largest steam-powered pumping station in the world that is still in operation. Due to developments in pumping stations and land reclamation, nowadays it only works one week a year. It dates from 1920, and has been pumping away excess water in Friesland ever since. It can pump 4,000 cubic metres of water per minute at full power. It is just outside of Lemmer and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.
Things to See & Do
* D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station
* Water front area
* Old centre of town
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Dutch
Population – 10,500 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +31
Port Location – The port at Lemmer is located approximately .3 km from the town centre.