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Stavoren - Workum | Elfstedenpad Hiking Trail: Section 6

(17.7 km)

links three of Friesland’s eleven cities. You set off from Stavoren and make your way first to Hindeloopen and then to Workum.

On your way out of Stavoren you pass the statue of the Lady of Stavoren and the playful Fish Fountain. From high up on the dike that leads towards Hindeloopen you have a clear view of the former Zuiderzee inlet.

With its little bridges, traditional facades and sights worth seeing, the picturesque little city of Hindeloopen offers much to enjoy. Needless to say, a visit to the Schaatsmuseum is a must. This Frisian ice skating museum traces the entire history of the Elfstedentocht tour skating event, so there is plenty to admire.

The route takes you through…

links three of Friesland’s eleven cities. You set off from Stavoren and make your way first to Hindeloopen and then to Workum.

On your way out of Stavoren you pass the statue of the Lady of Stavoren and the playful Fish Fountain. From high up on the dike that leads towards Hindeloopen you have a clear view of the former Zuiderzee inlet.

With its little bridges, traditional facades and sights worth seeing, the picturesque little city of Hindeloopen offers much to enjoy. Needless to say, a visit to the Schaatsmuseum is a must. This Frisian ice skating museum traces the entire history of the Elfstedentocht tour skating event, so there is plenty to admire.

The route takes you through the port where you can see the communal bench and continues on to Workum, one of the youngest Friesland’s eleven cities. You pass the mouth of the It Soal waterway, which runs into the centre of Workum, and the historical It Toarntje lighthouse. In Workum you have a chance to explore this vibrant little town, its distinctive pottery, the Jopie Huisman Museum, which features the life and work of the self-taught artist, and the inviting Merk market square with small cafe terraces.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Voorstraat 154
8715 JD Stavoren
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The harbour of Stavoren

The harbour of Stavoren

Experience the atmosphere of trade, fishing and recreational sailing. Stavoren is uniquely situated, as it is surrounded by the IJsselmeer lake on three sides.

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11Fountains Stavoren

11Fountains Stavoren

The sea gives, the sea takes. Stavoren, once a rich Hanseatic city, has much to say on this subject. Floods, maritime trade wars, a port that silted up: the city fell into poverty several times.

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Friesian Ice Skating Museum

Friesian Ice Skating Museum

This museum is a must for all ice skating fans. You will find the world’s largest collection of ice skates here, and a complete history of the Elfstedentocht in a specially designed Elfsteden-room.

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Sint Gertrudis church

Sint Gertrudis church

On ‘De Merk’, you'll find ’Workum Cathedral’, Sint Gertrudis church. This is the largest late-Gothic cruciform church of Friesland, with the largest windows in all the province.

St. Gertrudiskerk vanuit de lucht
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11Fountains Workum

11Fountains Workum

For centuries Workum’s city arms on ‘De Waag’ have been supported by two lions. They are naive and their theatrical pose prompts laughter.

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End point: Noard 6
8711 AJ Workum

Directions

Starting point: Voorstraat 154
8715 JD Stavoren
  • In Stavoren volg je de knooppunten 61 - 33, hierna op naar knooppunt 70.
  • In Hindeloopen houd je knooppunt 23 - 21 aan. Dan naar Workum door nummer 91 te volgen.
  • Maar een rondwandeling door Workum langs de knooppunten 92 - 62 -64.
End point: Noard 6
8711 AJ Workum
  • 61
  • 33
  • 70
  • 23
  • 21
  • 91
  • 92
  • 62
  • 64

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