Sloten (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsloːtə(n)]; West Frisian: Sleat) received city rights in 1426, and is the smallest of the eleven Frisian cities. It lies within the municipality of De Friese Meren. Sloten is one of the smallest cities of the Netherlands and is a popular place for sports such as sailing. Sloten is near the Slotermeer. It is a historical city with old buildings and a windmill, De Kaai, in the center of the city.
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