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Wyldemerk - Stavoren | Elfstedenpad Hiking Trail: Section 5

21.7 km

Emerging from a landscape more wooded than you expected, you continue along the shore of Lake IJsselmeer to the oldest of Friesland’s eleven cities, Stavoren.

This section of the trail starts with a lovely walk along unpaved paths through the forests near the villages of Oudemirdum and Rijs. As you leave the Rijsterbos forest, you are suddenly greeted by a panoramic view out over Lake IJsselmeer near the cliff at Mirns. The cliffs in Friesland may not be very high, but they are respectably old. They were formed by continental ice sheets during the last ice age but one.

As you head back to Lake IJsselmeer, the trail leads you past the bell tower at Mirns and through the little village of Laaksum, which has the smallest fishing port in Europe.

You contin…

Emerging from a landscape more wooded than you expected, you continue along the shore of Lake IJsselmeer to the oldest of Friesland’s eleven cities, Stavoren.

This section of the trail starts with a lovely walk along unpaved paths through the forests near the villages of Oudemirdum and Rijs. As you leave the Rijsterbos forest, you are suddenly greeted by a panoramic view out over Lake IJsselmeer near the cliff at Mirns. The cliffs in Friesland may not be very high, but they are respectably old. They were formed by continental ice sheets during the last ice age but one.

As you head back to Lake IJsselmeer, the trail leads you past the bell tower at Mirns and through the little village of Laaksum, which has the smallest fishing port in Europe.

You continue on your way, past the red cliff and several little sandy beaches on the shore of Lake IJsselmeer, eventually arriving in Stavoren. Though Stavoren is the oldest of the eleven cities in Friesland, it looks younger. Today it is more of a mecca for water sports enthusiasts from the Johan Frisosluis lock onwards. In Stavoren you are surrounded by boats, docks and bridges.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Skouleane
8567 HK Oudemirdum
95
1

Fountain Church

Fountain Church
Kerkstraat 1
8567 JE Oudemirdum
90 94 97 83 56 58 71 72
2

Mirnserklif

Mirnserklif
Murnserdyk 46
8573 WP Mirns
3

Mirns Bell Tower

Mirns Bell Tower
Murnserdyk 24
8573 WN Mirns
90 80
4

Red Cliff at Lake IJsselmeer

Red Cliff at Lake IJsselmeer
Skarl
8721 EX Warns
70
5

It Suderstrand near Stavoren

It Suderstrand near Stavoren
Suderstrand
8715 HP Stavoren
60
6

Johan Friso locks

Johan Friso locks
Johan Frisosluis
Stadsfenne 27
8715 JM Stavoren
Johan Frisosluis
End point: Voorstraat 154
8715 JD Stavoren

Directions

Starting point: Skouleane
8567 HK Oudemirdum
  • Van knooppunt 95 naar 90 in Oudemirdum, dan volg er een slalom om de weg via 94 - 97 - 83 - 56 -58 naar Rijs. 
  • Hier het Rijsterbos door naar 71 aan de kust, De weg vervolgen naar 72 - 90 - 80 (Laaksum) - 70 (Rode Klif).
  • Uiteindelijk beland je na knooppunt 60 in het centrum van Stavoren. 
End point: Voorstraat 154
8715 JD Stavoren
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