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Elfstatentocht Country Estate Route - V

(84.6 km)

Discover some of Friesland’s finest country houses, nobility residences and beautifully landscaped estates. In Friesland, these country estates are known as 'staten' and 'stinzen'. 

The Elfstatentocht Country Estate Route takes you on a tour of the cultural and historical highlights of Friesland!

Feel like royalty, as you lunch, dine and stay at some of the most spectacular places in Friesland.

The fifth and final section of the Elfstatentocht Country Estate Route takes you to southwest Friesland where there are not as many country estates. The few that remain are situated in higher sandy areas, such as the rolling countryside of Gaasterland.

This part of the route is almost 85 kilo…

Discover some of Friesland’s finest country houses, nobility residences and beautifully landscaped estates. In Friesland, these country estates are known as 'staten' and 'stinzen'. 

The Elfstatentocht Country Estate Route takes you on a tour of the cultural and historical highlights of Friesland!

Feel like royalty, as you lunch, dine and stay at some of the most spectacular places in Friesland.

The fifth and final section of the Elfstatentocht Country Estate Route takes you to southwest Friesland where there are not as many country estates. The few that remain are situated in higher sandy areas, such as the rolling countryside of Gaasterland.

This part of the route is almost 85 kilometres. So prepare for a long bike ride and, ideally, spread it over two days, looping first to the east, then to the west. The Zuidwest Fryslân National Landscape conservation area is a wonderful place to go cycling. You can stop to admire the Frisian lakes you pass along the way, cross the water on a ferry and enjoy views of Lake IJsselmeer. 

Enjoy a bike ride through the Waterland van Friesland area!

Sights on this route

Starting point: Huisterheide 1
8521 NC Sint Nicolaasga
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Huize Boschoord

Landhuis uit 1871 van Jonkheer van Eysinga met achter het huis de Vegelinbossen waar je prachtig kunt wandelen.

Huize Boschoord Huize Boschoord vooraanzicht
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Vegelinbossen Forests

The Vegelinbossen forests were planted on the sand ridge on which the village of St Nicolaasga sits. Mayor Johan Vegilin van Claerbergen arranged for the forests to be planted in 1722. Today this is a beautiful place to go walking, cycling, horse riding.

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Hobbe van Baerdt Church in Joure

This church is named after Hobbe van Baerdt, who, as ‘grietman’ (a kind of mayor), presided over the former municipality of Haskerland from 1615 to 1650. The lettering on the decorative pediment over the door says ‘Mr Gritman Hobbe van Baerdt 1644'.

Hobbe van Baerdt Church in Joure
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Park Heremastate

Park Heremastate is a park around house Herema State.

Park Heremastate
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Broek Bell Tower

In the slightly raised waterside graveyard in Broek there is a white wooden bell tower with a four-sided dome roof. The swinging bell was cast by Hendrik Wegewaert in 1600.

Broek Bell Tower
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Veerpont Rufus (Broek)

-Pontje kan ook op afspraak worden ingezet

Veerpont Rufus (Broek) De Rufus vaart naar de overkant
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Veerpont Langweerdervaart (De Brekken)

-De pont vaart op feestdagen volgens de zondagsdienstregeling.

Veerpont Langweerdervaart (De Brekken) Het veer is voor auto's, fietsers en voetgangers
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Osinga State

De Osinga State is een statig huis tegenover de kerk in Langweer, bestaande uit meerdere woonlagen, hoge vensters en een voorname toegangstrap. 

Osinga State Osinga State Langweer
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Dijken Bell Tower

The Dijken bell tower stands in a small graveyard that is surrounded by a canal. The wooden bell tower with its four-sided dome roof is reached by walking along a dam with an ornately embellished wooden fence.

Dijken Bell Tower
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Bell tower Teroele

On a small "terp" (mound), surrounded by a "gracht" (moat), stands this bell tower in Teroele.

Bell tower Teroele Klokkenstoel Teroele
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Recreational Park De Koevoet

We offer comfortable overnight stays in apartments, camping in the green countryside, mooring in the shelter of the marina, cosy dining at the harbour cafe, relaxing on the sunny terrace or renting a sailing boat.

Tussenstop: bezoek het Havencafe

Recreational Park De Koevoet
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Museum Sloten

In the middle of Sloten – a truly enchanting museum: experience the rich history of the city and the magical world of magic lanterns.

Museum Sloten
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Wikelerbosk

In eerste instantie werd het park, dat destijds als tuin fungeerde bij het slot Meerenstein, in Franse barok stijl aangelegd. Het ontwerp is waarschijnlijk van de hand van Menno van Coehoorn zelf. De...

Wikelerbosk
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Vaste Burchtkerk Fortress Church

The substantial tower of this church rises proudly above the Van Coehoorn forest, which is named after the strategist and fortress builder Menno Van Coehoorn, who is buried in a spectacular mausoleum in the church.

Vaste Burchtkerk Fortress Church
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Country house Kippenburg

To stay at an old estate, in the long-standing well-known COUNTRY HOUSE KIPPENBURG. Something exclusive! Built around 1830, decorated in 19th century style. A unique group accommodation with a large garden and forest.

Country house Kippenburg
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Starnumanbossen

You will not find only neat rows of planted trees, stately avenues, and tightly maintained sandy paths here; this is a natural forest! The western part of the forest is even a forest reserve.

Starnumanbossen
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Slottuin Rijs

Discover the grandeur of the Castle Garden in Rijs.

Slottuin Rijs
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Rysterbosk

Het Rysterbosk is één van de bekendste wandelbossen in Fryslân. Het is een groots wandelbos in het golvende Gaasterland. Majestueuze beuken en eiken houden de wacht over de belangrijkste slagader ‘de...

Rysterbosk
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Riniastate

Riniastate is een prachtig gelegen landgoed aan de rand van de Gaasterlandse bossen. Als je vanaf Oudemirdum komt aanrijden, springt de witbepleisterde state je meteen in het oog. 

Riniastate Riniastate
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Lyklamastate

Op deze mooie (Rijks)monumentale boerderij ontvangen wij u graag in één van onze B&B kamers of appartementen. De originele kop-rompboerderij met rietgedekte schuur dateert uit 1860 en is omgebouwd tot gasten accommodatie.

Lyklamastate
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End point: Huisterheide 1
8521 NC Sint Nicolaasga
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