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Space in Waterland van Friesland | Cycling route

(205.3 km)

Settle down and let go of your worries. Feel free and welcome everywhere, and receive greetings. Become human again. Find time again. For a meeting or a good conversation. Discover with this cycling route twelve unique places to unwind and experience space in the region of Waterland of Friesland.

Space Journey
Immerse yourself in culture in an authentic place or a cozy museum. Gain new insights. Breathe the air, so pure and pristine. Give yourself the space you need. Recharge by letting go and embark on a space journey in Waterland of Friesland.

12 Special Space Places
You will encounter magical and unique places a…

Settle down and let go of your worries. Feel free and welcome everywhere, and receive greetings. Become human again. Find time again. For a meeting or a good conversation. Discover with this cycling route twelve unique places to unwind and experience space in the region of Waterland of Friesland.

Space Journey
Immerse yourself in culture in an authentic place or a cozy museum. Gain new insights. Breathe the air, so pure and pristine. Give yourself the space you need. Recharge by letting go and embark on a space journey in Waterland of Friesland.

12 Special Space Places
You will encounter magical and unique places along two Frisian lakes, through the forests of Gaasterland, to the IJsselmeer coast, and the vastness of the Greidhoek. With this cycling route, you'll discover the entire Waterland of Friesland. At twelve special locations, you can take a break, read a (Frisian) poem, and listen to a podcast at some locations. Here, you'll experience peace and space, allowing you to connect with yourself.

Along the way, you'll pass through Eleven Cities such as Stavoren, Hindeloopen, and Workum. Take a moment to step off your bike and soak in the atmosphere. During the journey, you'll encounter three ferries, which operate daily in the summer. It's advisable to bring cash for these.

Multi-day Route
You can split the route into two stages:

The southern loop: Nannewiid, Joure, Laaksum, and Sandfirden
The northern loop: Westhem, Makkum, Skrins, and Sneekermeer

For accommodation tips, check Search and book your stay | VVV Zuidwest Friesland (waterlandvanfriesland.nl).

Sights on this route

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Het Nannewiid

Het Nannewiid
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Joure (De Jouwer)

Joure is the village without city antics.

Joure (De Jouwer)
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3

Veerpont Woudfennen (Woudfennen)

Veerpont Woudfennen (Woudfennen) De pont halverwege de oversteek
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Heegermeer (Hegemer Mar)

The Heegermeer is named after the adjacent village of Heeg.

Heegermeer (Hegemer Mar)
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Marboei MB63

A MarBoje is a plastic buoy with a large eye on top.

Marboei MB63 Heegermeer
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Oudemirdum

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

Oudemirdum
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Wyldemerk

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

Wyldemerk
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Laaksum

Visit Laaksum, the picturesque fishing village on the IJsselmeer.

Laaksum
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Veerpont Droech oer de feart (Nijhuizum)

-Betalen met QR-code mogelijk, geen pin

Veerpont Droech oer de feart (Nijhuizum) Passagiers worden naar de overkant gevaren
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Sandfirden

Sandfirden, a charming village on the Frisian lakes, a place for peace and nature.

Sandfirden Sandfirden Friesland
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Westhem

Westhem, a small village located along the Hemdijk, featuring a historical church and surrounded by beautiful nature.

Westhem
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12

Makkumerzuidwaard Nature Reserve

Along the shore of Lake IJsselmeer there are three nature reserves on the sandflats outside the dykes. When Lake IJsselmeer was still the Zuiderzee, these coastal sandflats were flooded by the tides.

Makkumerzuidwaard Nature Reserve
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Skrins Meadow Bird Reserve

The Skrins meadow bird reserve between the villages of Wommels and Oosterlittens is a popular foraging and roosting spot for many birds. In the spring, the flower-filled grasslands are perfect for nesting.

Skrins Meadow Bird Reserve
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Lytsewierrum (Lutkewierum)

Visit the terp village of Lytsewierrum, located at the end of a dead-end road. The village has a protected village view.

Lytsewierrum (Lutkewierum)
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Veerpont Fietsa Versa (Tersoalsterzijl)

-Komt u aan als de pont er niet ligt? Pak per persoon (ook kleine kinderen) één van de 12 stokken als reservering voor de volgende afvaart. U kunt de schipper bellen om aan te geven dat u wilt overvaren.

Veerpont Fietsa Versa (Tersoalsterzijl) De Fietsa Versa vertrekt vanuit Terherne
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Sneekermeer

The Sneekermeer (Frisian and official: Snitser Mar) is, of course, known for the Sneekweek, the annual sailing races held on this lake.

Sneekermeer
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Het Nannewiid

Het Nannewiid
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