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Balk - Wyldemerk | Elfstedenpad Hiking Trail: Section 4

18.3 km

Along the first part of the route from Balk to Sloten you have a constant view of Lake Slotermeer.

Sloten is the smallest of the Friesland’s eleven historical cities and living proof that a city does not have to be big to make an impression. This compact little city retains its original layout and the city walls are almost completely intact. 

From here you continue through the Gaasterland region where the gently rolling landscape changes to cliffs and deciduous forests along the coast of the IJsselmeer. You walk through the little village of Wyckel, past the village of Ruigahuizen and continue through the forest to the De Luts river, which is part of the Elfstedentocht route. De Luts river flows into the small lake at the Wyldemerk nature reserve which is a haven for dragonflies. This section of the trail ends just south of the nature reserve. 

Sights on this route

Starting point: Swinderenstraat 10
8561 HK Balk
22 28 24 25 35 33
1

Vaste Burchtkerk Fortress Church

Vaste Burchtkerk Fortress Church
Coehoornweg 2
8563 AD Wijckel
30
2

Washing lines of Sloten

Washing lines of Sloten
Bolwerk Noordzijde
8556 XA Sloten
19
3

11Fountains Sloten

11Fountains Sloten
Koestraat 1
8556 Sloten
4

De Kaai corn mill

De Kaai corn mill
Bolwerk Zuidzijde
8556 XS Sloten FR
40 40 32 30 34 50 51 52 20 21 08
5

Ruigahuizen Bell Tower

Ruigahuizen Bell Tower
Tsjerkhofleane 2
8564 HC Ruigahuizen
09 49 60
6

Country house Kippenburg

Country house Kippenburg
Kippenburg 5
8567 HA Oudemirdum
64 65 69 95
End point: Skouleane
8567 HK Oudemirdum

Directions

Starting point: Swinderenstraat 10
8561 HK Balk
  • Wandel Balk uit naar Wijckel via de knooppunt 22 - 28 - 24 -25 - 35 -33 -30
  • In Wijckel hou je linksaan om naar Sloten (19) te wandelen. Na een rondgang door Sloten, koers je aan op knooppunt 40 en vervolgens 32 om weer terug te komen in Wijckel.
  • Vanuit hier door naar 34 -50 - 51 - 52 - 20 - 21, je komt uit bij Ruigahuizen (8). Verder door het bos naar 9 - 49 - 60 - 64 (Kippenburg) - 65 - 69 om te eindigen bij 95.    
End point: Skouleane
8567 HK Oudemirdum
22
28
24
25
35
33
30
19
40
40
32
30
34
50
51
52
20
21
08
09
49
60
64
65
69
95

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