First recordings of this old town are from the 10th century. There are several old buildings and of course new quarters. Sneek has about 33.500 inhabitants.
Sneek is a city southwest of Leeuwarden and seat of the former municipality of Sneek in the province of Friesland. As for 2011 it is part of the municipality Súdwest-Fryslân. The city had approximately 33,855 inhabitants in January 2017.