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Elfsteden route with your camper

(198.0 km)

It giet oan! You no longer have to wait for the tour of all tours, because you can now drive the Elfstedentocht all year round with your motorhome. A route has been put together especially for campers to discover Friesland in a unique way. The route is about 220 km long and the best time to travel is from September to May (because of the many tourists in summer). The Elfstedentocht officially starts (and ends) in Leeuwarden, but you can of course start in any Elfsteden town. You can find all motorhome parks here.

Collect stamps

In each city you get a stamp. The stamp locatio…

It giet oan! You no longer have to wait for the tour of all tours, because you can now drive the Elfstedentocht all year round with your motorhome. A route has been put together especially for campers to discover Friesland in a unique way. The route is about 220 km long and the best time to travel is from September to May (because of the many tourists in summer). The Elfstedentocht officially starts (and ends) in Leeuwarden, but you can of course start in any Elfsteden town. You can find all motorhome parks here.

Collect stamps

In each city you get a stamp. The stamp locations are clearly indicated for each city. Have you collected all the stamps? Congratulations! Take a picture of your complete stamp card and send it to us using the form on our website! This way you have a chance to win great prizes!

You can find the stamp card at www.camperelfstedentocht.nl

Sights on this route

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Leeuwarden (Ljouwert)

Leeuwarden, or Ljouwert as we say in Friesland, is buzzing. From tourists and students to locals. From unforgettable adventures to wandering through cozy little streets.

Leeuwarden (Ljouwert) Leeuwarden fontein
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Camperplaats Leeuwarden

Camperplaats Leeuwarden is a campsite located in a quiet spot on a marina in the middle of the Zuiderburen residential area. In 15 minutes by bike you are in the heart of the city centre. You are always welcome! Many amenities and extras.

Camperplaats Leeuwarden
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AquaZoo Leeuwarden

AquaZoo is the family park of Friesland. Discover the special animals together, such as Nile crocodiles, polar bears and flamingos. Or have fun in the playgrounds and on the discovery trails! In this animal park you have plenty of space, which is nice in

AquaZoo Leeuwarden
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Leeuwarden (Ljouwert)

Leeuwarden, or Ljouwert as we say in Friesland, is buzzing. From tourists and students to locals. From unforgettable adventures to wandering through cozy little streets.

Visit Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden (Ljouwert) Leeuwarden fontein
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Barrevoets

At Barrevoets you can enjoy a killer Cappuccino, hearty lunch, borrel; or gorgeous fresh smoothie.

Barrevoets
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Museumhuis van Eysinga

Huis van Eysinga is an impressive 18th-century city villa that was inhabited by the family of one of the most significant men of its time: Frans Julius Van Eysinga.

Museumhuis van Eysinga Museumhuis van Eysinga
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Stek Leeuwarden

Stek is located in the old 'bridge-mans house' on the Harlingersingel in Leeuwarden. At Stek you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, drinks and dinner.

Stek Leeuwarden
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Venetian Gondola Tours Leeuwarden

Take a boat trip through Leeuwarden in a real Venetian gondola. Enjoy the city from the water, in style and in the luxury of a real Venetian gondola.

Venetian Gondola Tours Leeuwarden
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Eetcafé Spinoza

Een eetcafé met huiselijke allure. Gevestigd in een prachtig monumentaal pand in de historische binnenstad van Leeuwarden. Al ruim 30 jaar een begrip in de Friese hoofdstad.

Eetcafé Spinoza
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A Guide to Leeuwarden

A Guide to Leeuwarden provides the best city walks in Leeuwarden!

A Guide to Leeuwarden
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Fries Museum

Discover the Frisian in yourself at the Fries Museum! Here you will discover all about the eleven cities and the countryside, the love-hate relationship with water, the search for the typically Frisian and Friesland's place in the world

Fries Museum
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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.

Visit Sneek

Sneek (Snits) Waterpoort Sneek
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Marina and Campsite de Domp

De Domp has a picturesque city campsite with harbour for pleasure yachts, located on the banks of the Oudvaart with open access to the Sneekermeer and the Middelseeroute to Leeuwarden.

Marina and Campsite de Domp
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Restaurant Aan de Gracht

At Sneek's most neighbourly canal, het Grootzand, you find Aan de Gracht. This delightful restaurant is centrally situated in the town famous for its Watergate.

Restaurant Aan de Gracht
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Frisian Maritime Museum

The Frisian Maritime Museum focuses on the history of Frisian shipping.

Frisian Maritime Museum
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Café Restaurant De Kajuit

Café Restaurant De Kajuit
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IJlst (Drylts)

IJlst (or Drylts in Frisian) is not only one of the famous 11 cities, but also a 'wood city'. For many years, tree trunks were processed here by the legendary wood trading companies Oppedijk and S.O. de Vries.

Visit IJlst

IJlst (Drylts) Molen IJlst
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Houtzaagmolen de Rat

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

Houtzaagmolen de Rat
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Eetcafé De Utherne

De Utherne is de ontmoetingsplaats voor IJlst en omgeving. Het zonnige terras met een lunchkaart en een borrelkaart heeft zicht op de mooiste fontein van Friesland.

Eetcafé De Utherne
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Sloten (Sleat)

Sloten (or Sleat as we say in Friesland) is the smallest Elfsteden town in Friesland. This walled mini-city is also called sipelstêd (Frisian for onion city) thanks to the unique shape of an onion.

Visit Sloten

Sloten (Sleat) Sloten gracht
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Restaurant "De Zeven Wouden"

Restaurant "De Zeven Wouden"
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Museum Sloten

In the middle of Sloten – a truly enchanting museum: experience the rich history of the city and the magical world of magic lanterns.

Museum Sloten
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Stavoren (Starum)

Stavoren (or Starum as we say in Friesland) is very much the main city of the IJsselmeer, being enclosed by the lake on three sides. It is also the oldest city of Friesland, founded around 300 BC at a waterway, and gaining city rights in the 11th century.

Visit Stavoren

Stavoren (Starum) Fontein Stavoren
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Marina Stavoren

Met onze water- en landfaciliteiten aan het IJsselmeer en nabij de Friese Meren biedt recreatiepark Marina Stavoren tal van recreatiemogelijkheden en is het een paradijs voor liefhebbers van vrijwel alle vormen van watersport.

Marina Stavoren
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Paviljoen De Potvis

Paviljoen De Potvis
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Hindeloopen (Hylpen)

Hindeloopen, or Hylpen as we say in Friesland, is known for its painting and stylish costumes from the past.

Visit Hindeloopen

Hindeloopen (Hylpen) Hindeloopen
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Friesian Ice Skating Museum

This museum is a must for all ice skating fans. You will find the world’s largest collection of ice skates here, and a complete history of the Elfstedentocht in a specially designed Elfsteden-room.

Friesian Ice Skating Museum Schaatsmuseum en winkel Museum Hindeloopen
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Visrestaurant Sudersee - fresh fish and stories

Restaurant Sudersee is located in the center of Hindeloopen, next to the 16th century church and the old courthouse. For centuries there has been a catering company at our location. Enjoy meat, fish and stories!

Visrestaurant Sudersee - fresh fish and stories
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Workum (Warkum)

Workum (or Warkum as we say in Friesland), is one of the famous Frisian cities that has enjoyed city rights since 1399. Located on the shores of the former Zuiderzee and bordering the Frisian lakes.

Visit Workum

Workum (Warkum) Workum Fontein
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Camping Sudersé

Camping Sudersé ligt centraal tussen de mooie oude stad Workum en het prachtige IJsselmeer.

Camping Sudersé
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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.

Jopie Huisman Museum
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Bolsward (Boalsert)

Bolsward, or Boalsert as we say in Friesland, is the city where history and architecture play a leading role. Let yourself be carried away by the rich history of this eleven cities city.

Visit Bolsward

Bolsward (Boalsert) Bolsward Broerekerk
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Van Buren Bolsward sheepskin tannery

The only sheepskin tannery in the Netherlands. Sheepskins and Cowhides, tanner since 1861 Generations of experience in the processing of sheepskins into beautiful products. you are welcome to visit our old warehouse and a the tanning process

Van Buren Bolsward sheepskin tannery
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Stadscafé Het Veerhuys

Dit gezellige stadscafé ligt midden in het centrum van Bolsward. Bij ons kunt u uitstekend terecht voor een kop koffie met gebak, een goede lunch of een heerlijk diner.

Stadscafé Het Veerhuys
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Cultuur Historisch Centrum 'De Tiid'

Museum De Tiid, in the former historic town hall in Bolsward, shows the fascinating history of Southwest Fryslân. Take your time for the interactive presentations and feast your eyes in the photogenic council chamber, on the steps and in the city hall tow

Cultuur Historisch Centrum 'De Tiid'
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Sonnema

At Sonnema we proudly and passionately produce Sonnema Berenburg according to a secret recipe, which Fedde Sonnema developed in 1860.

Sonnema
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Harlingen (Harns)

Harlingen is de Elfstedenstad aan het Wad. Een prachtige stad met een nautisch heden en verleden, gebouwd op de bodem van de oude zee...

Bezoek Harlingen

Harlingen (Harns) Harlingen stad
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Willem Barentsz Expedition Ship

At Willemskade in Harlingen something special happens. A replica of Willem Barentsz's expedition ship is being built here. The construction method from the time of Barentsz will be used. Visit the fun visitor center and climb aboard!

Willem Barentsz Expedition Ship
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Grand Café Levels

Een restaurant en bar waar genieten en beleving centraal staat.

Grand Café Levels
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Homminga's Fijne Winkeltje

Homminga is al meer dan 85 jaar een begrip in Harlingen e.o. Sinds 1931 staat Homminga klaar met adviezen voor de liefhebbers van kaas en specialiteiten.

Homminga's Fijne Winkeltje
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Camping De Zeehoeve

Camping De Zeehoeve is gelegen in de mooie stad Harlingen direct aan de Waddenzee. Leuke uitstapjes kunt u maken naar Harlingen, Franeker Afsluitdijk, Waddeneilanden waar veel te ondernemen is!

Camping De Zeehoeve
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't Havenmantsje

Restaurant 't Havenmantsje is located between Wadden Sea and Wadden City Harlingen. Where the cutters used to deliver their fish at the fish auction and where the boat from Terschelling now moors is the former courthouse called 't Havenmantsje.

't Havenmantsje
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Franeker (Frjentsjer)

The Elfsteden city Franeker is a captivating town with its rich university history. For many years, this city was home to numerous students, including well-known names such as Descartes.

Bezoek Franeker

Franeker (Frjentsjer) Franeker
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Eise Eisinga Planetarium

The oldest working planetarium in the world.

Eise Eisinga Planetarium
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Museum Martena

Museum Martena is the museum of the city of Franeker. Traditionally Franeker is one of the eleven cities of Friesland, it has a historic center with canals, a street plan dating from the Middle Ages and many remarkable old buildings.

Museum Martena Museum Martena vanuit de Martenatuin
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Keatsmuseum

Het Keatsmuseum is het oudste sportmuseum van Nederland. Het museum geeft in haar vaste opstelling een beeld van de historische ontwikkeling van de kaatssport. In wisselende tentoonstellingen vindt je er alles over de kaatssport.

Keatsmuseum
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De Stadsherberg

De Stadsherberg is te vinden aan de rand van het historische centrum van Franeker. Van oudsher is De Stadsherberg al een pleisterplaats voor de vermoeide reiziger.

De Stadsherberg
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Dokkum (Dokkum)

Dokkum is de meest noordelijk gelegen Elfstedenstad, ze ontstond nadat deze plek een bedevaartsoord werd na de moord op Bonifatius in 754.

Bezoek Dokkum

Dokkum (Dokkum) Dokkum kerk en fontein
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Brouwerij Dockum

In Brouwerij Dockum brouwen wij onze speciaalbieren op ambachtelijke wijze middenin ons proeflokaal. Hier combineren we smaakmakende gerechten met de lekkerste speciaalbieren van Kâld Kletske en Bonifatius.

Brouwerij Dockum
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IJssalon en patisserie W’iis

Ijssalon en patisserie W’iis gevestigd in het centrum van Dokkum, maakt ambachtelijk ijs van melk uit de regio. Daarnaast koop je er bonbons met zeekraal van het Wad en de Beerenburg chocoladetruffel.

IJssalon en patisserie W’iis
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KB Food & Drinks

Welkom bij KB Food and Drinks! Sinds 1 september 2017 zijn we geopend in Dokkum.

KB Food & Drinks
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Leeuwarden (Ljouwert)

Leeuwarden, or Ljouwert as we say in Friesland, is buzzing. From tourists and students to locals. From unforgettable adventures to wandering through cozy little streets.

Leeuwarden (Ljouwert) Leeuwarden fontein

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