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Workum - Bolsward | Elfstedenpad Hiking Trail: Section 7

(17.4 km)

From Workum you walk across reclaimed land threaded by countless drainage ditches and canals to the next of Friesland’s eleven cities – Bolsward. Here the skaters were completely exposed to the wind. Tailwinds sped them along to Bolsward but if there were headwinds, it was much harder to make headway. 

You walk along the Tillefonne, a 16th-century church path. You pass the little museum villages of Ferwoude, Allingawier and Exmorra, all picturesquely situated in tranquil panoramic surroundings.

When you get to Bolsward, you will find that it is quite a large …

From Workum you walk across reclaimed land threaded by countless drainage ditches and canals to the next of Friesland’s eleven cities – Bolsward. Here the skaters were completely exposed to the wind. Tailwinds sped them along to Bolsward but if there were headwinds, it was much harder to make headway. 

You walk along the Tillefonne, a 16th-century church path. You pass the little museum villages of Ferwoude, Allingawier and Exmorra, all picturesquely situated in tranquil panoramic surroundings.

When you get to Bolsward, you will find that it is quite a large city by Frisian standards. It was founded on three artificial dwelling mounds or ‘terps’. The inviting terraces, range of shops and spectacular sights such as the remains of Broerekerk church all stand out. The Bat Fountain is positioned in front of the remains of Broerekerk church. You may be surprised to know that beer, whisky and Beerenburg liqueur are made in Bolsward.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Noard 6
8711 AJ Workum
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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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Aeltsjemeerpolder

Aeltsjemeerpolder

The Aeltsjemeerpolder is an area of peatland near the town of Workum that was reclaimed from a lake in 1877.

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Het Friese Museumdorp

Het Friese Museumdorp

Welcome to Allingawier! A beautiful, authentic Frisian “terp” village – build on a mound – in the peatland district of Southwestern Friesland. This lush corner of Friesland is also the home of the world-famous Frisian pedigree cattle.

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11Fountains Bolsward

11Fountains Bolsward

Bats are intriguing, useful animals, crucial to the ecological system for their insect hunting. In Asian culture, the bat symbolises wealth, happiness and the blessings of old age.

End point: Harlingerstraat 1
8701 WP Bolsward

Directions

Starting point: Noard 6
8711 AJ Workum
  • Vanaf knooppunt 64 Workum verlaten in noordwestelijke richting.
  • Volg de punten 65 - 50 -20 -21 - 22 - 23 om in Ferwoude te komen.
  • Wandel door naar Allingawier via knooppunt 55 - 33 - 90 - 91 - 85 -72 - 60 - 30.
  • Dan 31 -11 - 71 naar Exmorra en in het dorp rechtsaf slaan richting Bolsward (74 -81). 
End point: Harlingerstraat 1
8701 WP Bolsward
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