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Fisherman route

(39.0 km)

On the shores of the former Zuiderzee, you’ll find beautiful little harbours and fishing villages where you can enjoy some delicious fish. Laaksum is sometimes referred to as the smallest fishing village in Europe. This route also passes by the Roode Klif. There, you’ll find a memorial stone, a reminder of a battle between the Frisians and the people of Holland in 1345.

When in Oudemirdum, don’t forget to visit the Oudemirdumerklif, which can be…

On the shores of the former Zuiderzee, you’ll find beautiful little harbours and fishing villages where you can enjoy some delicious fish. Laaksum is sometimes referred to as the smallest fishing village in Europe. This route also passes by the Roode Klif. There, you’ll find a memorial stone, a reminder of a battle between the Frisians and the people of Holland in 1345.

When in Oudemirdum, don’t forget to visit the Oudemirdumerklif, which can be reached via the Minne Minnespaad, starting at De Dollen. This pathway was named after the last “fiskerman” (fisherman) of Oudemirdum. Day in, day out, Minne Minnes would walk from his cottage at one end of the path, carrying the nets on his shoulders, to his boat. Minne had his own private inlet of the Zuiderzee. In 1939, he stopped fishing because there was no longer eel to be caught. Slightly further along was the inlet ‘belonging to’ his brother, Inne Minnes.

Check the map for all stops along the way.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Hegewei 16
8567 JN Oudemirdum
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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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Séfonsterpolder

Séfonsterpolder
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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.

Mirnserklif
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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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Laaksum

Visit Laaksum, the picturesque fishing village on the IJsselmeer.

Laaksum
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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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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.

Rode Klif (Red Cliff) at Lake IJsselmeer
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It Suderstrand near Stavoren

The clear bathing water invites you to take a refreshing dive and is also safe for the little ones due to the gently sloping bottom. The beach is within walking distance of the welcoming city of Stavoren....

It Suderstrand near Stavoren
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Stavoren (Starum)

Stavoren (or Starum as we say in Friesland) is very much the main city of the IJsselmeer, being enclosed by the lake on three sides. It is also the oldest city of Friesland, founded around 300 BC at a waterway, and gaining city rights in the 11th century.

Visit Stavoren

Stavoren (Starum) Fontein Stavoren
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Molkwerum (Molkwar)

Molkwerum is een klein dorpje met een interessante geschiedenis, niet ver van het IJsselmeer gelegen.

Molkwerum (Molkwar) Bakkerswinkeltsje Molkwar
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Koudum

Koudum is centrally located in Southwest Friesland. This makes it an ideal base for your next vacation.

Koudum
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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.

Oudemirdumer Klif (cliff at Oudemirdum)
End point: Hegewei 16
8567 JN Oudemirdum

Directions

Starting point: Hegewei 16
8567 JN Oudemirdum

Start: Hegewei 16
8567 JN Oudemirdum

Finish: Hegewei 16
8567 JN Oudemirdum

End point: Hegewei 16
8567 JN Oudemirdum
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