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Greidhoek cycling route

(43.5 km)

Our view of the landscape depends on what we see and what we know. Just imagine that you’re looking at the landscape from a completely different perspective, that of the sea, ryegrass or the godwit. Take to your bike to be immersed in the Greidhoek landscape.

This route passes by the Skrins birdwatching shelter. There, you’ll find a very special book...

Between junctions 83 and 48, you will be deviating from the standard route, and following the road known as Monsamabuorren to the birdwatching shelter at Skrins. Here you’ll find a unique wooden book, so why not pause for a while and take a fresh new look at your surroundings... Back on your bike and arriving in Easterlittens, continue to junction 91. From there, you follow the standard cycling route again.

Tip: take b…

Our view of the landscape depends on what we see and what we know. Just imagine that you’re looking at the landscape from a completely different perspective, that of the sea, ryegrass or the godwit. Take to your bike to be immersed in the Greidhoek landscape.

This route passes by the Skrins birdwatching shelter. There, you’ll find a very special book...

Between junctions 83 and 48, you will be deviating from the standard route, and following the road known as Monsamabuorren to the birdwatching shelter at Skrins. Here you’ll find a unique wooden book, so why not pause for a while and take a fresh new look at your surroundings... Back on your bike and arriving in Easterlittens, continue to junction 91. From there, you follow the standard cycling route again.

Tip: take binoculars with you! There’s so much more to see.

This route is a project initiated by Friese Milieu Federatie and was facilitated with support from: Provincie Fryslân | Kening fan ‘e Greide | Natuurmonumenten | De Greidhoeke | In het hart van Friesland.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Prins hendrikkade
8601 CL Sneek
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Sneek (Snits)

Sneek, or Snits as we say in Friesland, is the water sports city of the Netherlands. But Sneek is more than water sports and the Sneekweek. The city is bustling with events, culture, unique hotspots, and nice shops.

Bezoek Sneek

Sneek (Snits) Waterpoort Sneek
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Wilhelminapark

The Wilhelminapark in Sneek was laid out in 1898 in the English landscape style. It still looks almost entirely as landscape architect Gerrit Lambertus Vlaskamp intended in his original design.

Wilhelminapark
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Epemastate

Epemastate
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Skrins Meadow Bird Reserve

The Skrins meadow bird reserve between the villages of Wommels and Oosterlittens is a popular foraging and roosting spot for many birds. In the spring, the flower-filled grasslands are perfect for nesting.

Skrins Meadow Bird Reserve
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Skrins - Bird watching cabin

Meadow bird sanctuary.

Skrins - Bird watching cabin
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Oosterlittens (Easterlittens)

The chimney of the former factory serves as a unique landmark for the terp village. Oosterlittens is a diligent and active village. For several years now, it has also been hosting the Open Frisian Championship in 'Jeu de Pelote.

Oosterlittens (Easterlittens)
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Path along the Bolswardertrekvaart (Bolsward Canal).

A beautiful walking and cycling path along the tow canal of the Bolsward to Leeuwarden canal, near Burgwerd. The path is also referred to as a towpath.

Leer meer over jaagpaden

Path along the Bolswardertrekvaart (Bolsward Canal). Bolsward trekvaart
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Wommels

Wommels is a mound village located in the heart of the Greidhoek. Every year, the Freulepartij is played in Wommels, which is a highlight on the village's calendar.

Ontdek Wommels

Wommels
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Museum It Tsiispakhûs

The village of Wommels has a rich history in the field of butter-but even more so in the cheese trade. The many still clearly recognisable cheese merchant houses in Wommels are a reminder of that time, which lasted from ca. 1880 to 1910.

Museum It Tsiispakhûs
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Jacobikerk Church

The Jacobikerk church stands on the terp in the village of Wommels. The single-nave church built in the 13th century was restored after a fire in around 1508. In the three-tier tower built in 1862 there are two bells. One was cast by Geert van Wou in 1494

Jacobikerk Church
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Skrok Meadow Bird Reserve

The Skrok meadow bird reserve between the villages of Wommels and Easterein is a protected area where many birds come to forage and roost. In the spring, the flower-filled grasslands are perfect for nesting.

Skrok Meadow Bird Reserve
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The Martinikerk Easterein

The Martinikerk is a church built in the 14th century, located on a moated elevation. In the middle of the 11th century, a tuffstone predecessor was built. The church hall is available for rent. You can also book a guided tour.

The Martinikerk Easterein
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Memorial De Hoanne

In 1946 the municipality of Wymbritseradiel appointed a committee to realize a war memorial to commemorate the fallen of the Second World War and to keep the liberation alive.

Memorial De Hoanne
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End point: Prins hendrikkade
8601 CL Sneek

Directions

Starting point: Prins hendrikkade
8601 CL Sneek

Start: Prins Hendrikkade, 8601 CL Sneek

Our view of the landscape depends on what we see and what we know. Just imagine that you’re looking at the landscape from a completely different perspective, that of the sea, ryegrass or the godwit. Take to your bike to be immersed in the Greidhoek landscape.

Practical information

  • The length of this route is +/- 40 km
  • Time needed: around 4 hours (including a visit to the birdwatching shelter, but without stopping for refreshments)
  • Start and direction: The route starts in the centre of Sneek, at the Prins Hendrikkade, near the Koninginnebrug bridge.
  • Public transport or parking: The route starts close to Sneek train station. There, you can rent a bike (OV-fiets). There is also a car park in the vicinity.
  • Cafés and restaurants: The map shows a variety of cafés and restaurants along your route. The birdwatching shelter has a picnic table.
  • The addresses and opening hours of cafés and restaurants and other useful points along the route can be found at https://greidhoeke.com/kijkeensmetandereogen/

Finish: Prins Hendrikkade, 8601 CL Sneek

End point: Prins hendrikkade
8601 CL Sneek
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