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Walking route Wyldemerk – Oudemirdumer klif – Laaksum

(32.6 km)

Discover the unique features and beautiful surroundings of Wyldemerk, Oudemirdumer Klif, and Laaksum.

During this hiking tour, you will traverse Gaasterland and reach the IJsselmeer coast. Discover the history, nature, tranquility, and spaciousness along the way.

Wyldemerk
This nature reserve is situated next to two Frisian lakes: De Fluessen and Slotermeer. Wyldemerk is renowned for its stunning nature and distinctive structure, formed by sand extraction. Additionally, Wyldemerk is part of the famous Eleven Cities Route, full of Frisian stories.

Kliffs of Gaasterland
On the walk, you'll encounter two of the three cliffs that Southwest Friesland boasts, formed during th…

Discover the unique features and beautiful surroundings of Wyldemerk, Oudemirdumer Klif, and Laaksum.

During this hiking tour, you will traverse Gaasterland and reach the IJsselmeer coast. Discover the history, nature, tranquility, and spaciousness along the way.

Wyldemerk
This nature reserve is situated next to two Frisian lakes: De Fluessen and Slotermeer. Wyldemerk is renowned for its stunning nature and distinctive structure, formed by sand extraction. Additionally, Wyldemerk is part of the famous Eleven Cities Route, full of Frisian stories.

Kliffs of Gaasterland
On the walk, you'll encounter two of the three cliffs that Southwest Friesland boasts, formed during the Ice Age. One of them is the Oudemirdumer Klif, owned and managed by Natuurmonumenten. Despite its modest height of 6 meters, it offers a rich variety of nature. Over 200 different plants thrive here due to the moist ground. If you enjoy birdwatching, this is the perfect spot to spot waterfowl.

Laaksum
Laaksum is a very small fishing village on the coast of Friesland, also known as the smallest fishing village in Europe. Here, you can experience traditional fishing culture.

Book an overnight stay
The route is quite long to experience in one day, so we recommend walking it over two days. The hiking route consists of two loops. On the first day, you'll walk through Rijsterbos to Laaksum and Bakhuizen. On the second day, you'll take the loop around Wyldemerk and Oudemirdum. We are happy to provide tips for a pleasant overnight stay in the area.

Storyline Space
Wyldemerk is part of the Storyline Space. Through twelve special places in Waterland van Friesland, you embark on a 'space journey.'

Sights on this route

Starting point: Wyldermerkwei
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Wyldemerk

The Wyldemerk is a nature reserve with an idyllic lake. It is connected to the Slotermeer and the Fluessen.

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Bos Elfbergen - Oudemirdum

Bos Elfbergen is the largest forest in Gaasterland.

Bos Elfbergen - Oudemirdum
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Fountain Church

The Fountain Church is a Dutch Reformed church in the charming little village of Oudemirdum. It was built in 1790 on the foundations of a 13th-century tuff stone church. The second nave on the north side of the church was added in 1926.

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Oudemirdum

Oudemirdum is a charming village located amidst the forests of Southwest Friesland in the Gaasterland region.

Bezoek Oudemirdum

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Oudemirdumer Klif (cliff at Oudemirdum)

The cliff at Oudemirdum is 6 metres high. It was formed during the last ice age but one when the land was pushed up by enormous glaciers that advanced from Scandinavia and deposited large boulders in Gaasterland.

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Johannes de Doper Church

The tower of this church is very old. It dates back to the second half of the twelfth century and is made of tuffstone. The church behind the tower was completely renovated in 1682, thanks to a financial...

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Laaksum

Visit Laaksum, the picturesque fishing village on the IJsselmeer.

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Harbor of Laaksum

The harbor of Laaksum is an idyllic spot in Southwest Friesland. We often refer to it as the smallest fishing harbor in Europe.

Harbor of Laaksum Laaksum de Hang
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Mokkebank - De Mok - Vogelkijkhut

Duizenden futen.

Mokkebank - De Mok - Vogelkijkhut
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Mirns Bell Tower

In the graveyard in the village of Mirns there is a bell tower with a hip roof. It was built in 1953, after an American bomber crashed into the old bell tower in 1943, killing everyone on board.

Mirns Bell Tower
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Mirnserklif

If you set off from the Rijsterbos forest and walk in the direction of Lake IJsselmeer you will come to the cliff at Mirns. It is a place that attracts kite surfers, kite flyers and beach lovers. The cliff was formed during the last ice age but one.

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Rijsterbos

The Rijsterbos woods are one of the most famous in Friesland.

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V2 rocket launch site and Peace Temple (Impact location)

Gaasterland became the launch site of the German V-2 rocket in the last months of 1944. The rockets were fired from the Rijsterbos at southern England and Antwerp.

V2 rocket launch site and Peace Temple (Impact location)
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End point: Wyldermerkwei
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