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Gaasterland cliff route

(29.3 km)

From the Visitor Centre in Oudemirdum you can cycle along the Gaasterland cliffs, formed during the last ice age but one. The route takes you through the Zuidwest Fryslân National Landscape conservation area. Come and explore this unique part of Friesland and enjoy the many birds you are likely to spot along the way. 

Bezoekerscentrum Mar en Klif Visitor Centre
The Gaasterland cliff route starts from the Visitor Centre, where you can learn about the nature and history of the Zuidwest Fryslân National Landscape conservation area. The exhibition is interesting for adults and entertaining for kids. It will tell you all about what you can see outside.

Oudemirdumer Klif 
The Oudemirdumer Klif (cliff at…

From the Visitor Centre in Oudemirdum you can cycle along the Gaasterland cliffs, formed during the last ice age but one. The route takes you through the Zuidwest Fryslân National Landscape conservation area. Come and explore this unique part of Friesland and enjoy the many birds you are likely to spot along the way. 

Bezoekerscentrum Mar en Klif Visitor Centre
The Gaasterland cliff route starts from the Visitor Centre, where you can learn about the nature and history of the Zuidwest Fryslân National Landscape conservation area. The exhibition is interesting for adults and entertaining for kids. It will tell you all about what you can see outside.

Oudemirdumer Klif 
The Oudemirdumer Klif (cliff at Oudemirdum) is of great geological value. The cliff-top viewing point is owned by the Natuurmonumenten association, which preserves natural and cultural heritage in the Netherlands. The viewing point is open to the public and offers magnificent views of Lake IJsselmeer. The cliff environment supports a rich variety of rare plants and mushrooms. Along the waterfront you can still find remnants of the old wooden seawall that once provided protection from the waves.

Mirnser Klif
The Mirnser Klif (cliff at Mirns) is used for recreational purposes. It is especially popular with kite surfers because the water here is very shallow. Kite flyers and paddlers also like to come here. Near the Mokkebank nature reserve, you can still see the remains of the wooden poles that protected the coast from the power of the waves.

Rode Klif (red cliff) at Lake IJsselmeer
This cliff is made of boulder clay and is named after the colour of the clay. Red boulder clay is found only in Gaasterland. The cliff is famous for being the site of the battle of Warns. The battle is commemorated by the large boulder. The inscription on the boulder, ‘Leaver dea as slaaf’ (better dead than a slave), speaks for itself.

Sights on this route

Starting point: De Brink 4
8567 JD Oudemirdum
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Bezoekerscentrum Mar en Klif

Bezoekerscentrum Mar en Klif

In the visitor centre, you will discover many aspects of National Landscape Southwest Fryslân

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Rijwielbedrijf 't Fietshoekje

Rijwielbedrijf 't Fietshoekje

In one of Frieslands most beautiful area's Gaasterland you can rent bicycles of all sorts in the lovely village Oudemirdum at Bicycleshop 't Fietshoekje (means: bicyclecorner) There friendly staff speaks fluently English, French, Afrikaans, Frysk and...

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Oudemirdumer Klif (cliff at Oudemirdum)

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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it Mirnserklif near Mirns

it Mirnserklif near Mirns

Go to the beach at one of the three cliffs in the Netherlands: the Mirnserklif. Enjoy lying in the grass and go for a bite to eat at the pavilion of the same name with a view over the IJsselmeer.

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Strand en kitesurf strand het Mirnser Klif

Strand en kitesurf strand het Mirnser Klif

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Rode Klif (Red Cliff) at Lake IJsselmeer

Rode Klif (Red Cliff) at Lake IJsselmeer

At the edge of Lake IJsselmeer there is a red cliff that is 10 metres high. It was formed during the last ice age but one when the land was pushed up by glaciers that advanced from Scandinavia. The forces exerted by the ice created hills in the landscape.

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Hotel - Restaurant Jans

Hotel - Restaurant Jans

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IJsboerderij de Bûterkamp

IJsboerderij de Bûterkamp

Midden in het mooie Gaasterland, vlakbij de IJsselmeerkust en het Jolderenbos, ligt IJsboerderij de Bûterkamp.

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VVV Gaasterland

VVV Gaasterland

VVV Gaasterland is located in Mar en Klif, visitor center National Landscape Southwest Fryslân at Brink 4 in Oudemirdum.

End point: De Brink 4
8567 JD Oudemirdum
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