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Southwest round-trip

(40.2 km)

This is a ‘fixed mast route’. The sailing route takes you over the Frisian Lakes and through narrow channels, one of the most beautiful in the whole of Friesland being the Wymerts between Bolsward and IJlst, lined with reeds, picturesque villages and bridges (bridges free of charge). The bridge keepers will be pleased to welcome you. You’ll pass by friendly villages, including Heeg and the cities of Workum, Bolsward and IJlst. In IJlst, you can opt to pass through the bridge and enjoy the Geeuw river in the direction of Sneek (indicated on the route map).

While in Workum, why not pop into the Jopie Huisman Museum? In Bolsward, Aart van de Linden will be pleased to welcome you to his brewery. In IJlst, you can visit the ‘Rat’ wood sawmill where mil…

This is a ‘fixed mast route’. The sailing route takes you over the Frisian Lakes and through narrow channels, one of the most beautiful in the whole of Friesland being the Wymerts between Bolsward and IJlst, lined with reeds, picturesque villages and bridges (bridges free of charge). The bridge keepers will be pleased to welcome you. You’ll pass by friendly villages, including Heeg and the cities of Workum, Bolsward and IJlst. In IJlst, you can opt to pass through the bridge and enjoy the Geeuw river in the direction of Sneek (indicated on the route map).

While in Workum, why not pop into the Jopie Huisman Museum? In Bolsward, Aart van de Linden will be pleased to welcome you to his brewery. In IJlst, you can visit the ‘Rat’ wood sawmill where miller Simon Jellema will gladly demonstrate the wood sawing process. There are also plenty of fun waterside opportunities to stop for a break along the way. Oosthem is home to a Gallery (through the bridge, first farm on the left), while Wolsumerketting offers rental canoes with a tea garden on the waterfront, Kootje bij de Brug (red dot on the map) for a canoe with tea and apple pie. We hope you enjoy your sailing trip! Your adventure in Southwest Friesland starts here!

Sights on this route

Starting point: 8618NW IJlst
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St Maurice Church in IJlst

St Maurice Church in IJlst

The St Maurice church we see in IJlst today was designed by the architect J. Ankringa and built in 1830. The beautifully carved wooden pulpit made in 1672 was originally installed in the previous church on this site, as was the baptismal screen.

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Museum en Werkplaats Houtstad IJlst

Museum en Werkplaats Houtstad IJlst

Experience the history of IJlst during an active visit to: Museum and workshop Houtstad IJlst. IJlst has been connected with wood for many centuries.

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Houtzaagmolen de Rat

Houtzaagmolen de Rat

Visit wind powered sawmill ‘De Rat’ and step back in time three hundred years!

4

Information point Wolsum (Kootje over de brug)

Information point Wolsum (Kootje over de brug)

An information point is located at Kootje bij de Brug.

5

VVV locatie Bolsward

VVV locatie Bolsward

VVV Bolsward vind je bij het Cultuurhistorisch Centrum de Tiid. Hier kun je terecht voor leuke tips en toeristische informatie.

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11Fountains Bolsward

11Fountains Bolsward

Bats are intriguing, useful animals, crucial to the ecological system for their insect hunting. In Asian culture, the bat symbolises wealth, happiness and the blessings of old age.

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Fyftjin en Fierder

Fyftjin en Fierder

Fyftjin en Fierder is een kunstwerk van de hand van Pieter Jan Stallen. Het werk gaat over historie én toekomst van de Elfstedentocht, heel nadrukkelijk over allebei!

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Workum Watersport

Workum Watersport

Workum Watersport is een jong en dynamisch familiebedrijf in het hart van Workum.

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Jopie Huisman Museum

Jopie Huisman Museum

The Jopie Huisman Museum is dedicated to the life and work of the Frisian self-taught master painter Jopie Huisman. His love of nature and his compassion are a recurrent theme.

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11Fountains Workum

11Fountains Workum

For centuries Workum’s city arms on ‘De Waag’ have been supported by two lions. They are naive and their theatrical pose prompts laughter.

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Information point Gaastmeer (d'Ald Herberch)

Information point Gaastmeer (d'Ald Herberch)

At Restaurant d'Ald Herberch in Gaastmeer you will find the information point with all the tourist information about the area.

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VVV Heeg

VVV Heeg

Tourist information for Heeg.

13

Eetcafé De Boeier

Eetcafé De Boeier

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Restaurant Jonas in den Walvis

Restaurant Jonas in den Walvis

Restaurant Jonas in den Walvis is sinds april 1995 gevestigd in drie prachtige, historische panden in het centrum van watersportdorp Heeg.

End point: 8618NW IJlst

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Starting point: 8618NW IJlst

Start: 8618 NW IJlst

Finish: 8618 NW IJlst

End point: 8618NW IJlst

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