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Resistance, hiding and food aid

32.5 km

The experience route in the vicinity of Bolsward and Sneek is a 44-kilometer-long bike ride along 12 places that tell more about the resistance, the people in hiding and food aid in the province of Friesland. You visit the cultural-historical Center De Tiid, the Titus Bransma Monument, Gerbrandy Monument in Sneek and the monument for a crashed English Halifax Bomber.

You start this cycling route at the Cultural-historical Center de Tiid in Bolsward. In this monumental town hall complex, the past comes to life in a special collection of presentations and remarkable key figures such as resistance fighter Titus Brandsma.
At the Titus Brandsmalaan in Bolsward you w…

The experience route in the vicinity of Bolsward and Sneek is a 44-kilometer-long bike ride along 12 places that tell more about the resistance, the people in hiding and food aid in the province of Friesland. You visit the cultural-historical Center De Tiid, the Titus Bransma Monument, Gerbrandy Monument in Sneek and the monument for a crashed English Halifax Bomber.

You start this cycling route at the Cultural-historical Center de Tiid in Bolsward. In this monumental town hall complex, the past comes to life in a special collection of presentations and remarkable key figures such as resistance fighter Titus Brandsma.
At the Titus Brandsmalaan in Bolsward you will find the bust of Titus Brandsma. He was arrested by the Germans in January 1942 for his resistance against the German occupier, National Socialism and for freedom of the press. After being placed in prison in Scheveningen and camp Amersfoort, he eventually died in Dachau concentration camp.

On December 22 1943, an American bomber crashed on the Cnossenlaan in Bolsward. Ten crew members were killed. In May 2008, a memorial was unveiled in memory of the American crew members. You can read more about this event during this cycling tour.
You will also cycle past the Liberation Monument for the Canadian Perth Regiment that was stationed in Sneek after the German capitulation in May 1945. Via the birthplace of Titus Brandsma you end up again at the Cultural-historical Center de Tiid.

Have fun cycling!

Sights on this route

Starting point: Jongemastraat 15
8701 JA Bolsward
1

Cultuur Historisch Centrum 'De Tiid'

Cultuur Historisch Centrum 'De Tiid'
Jongemastraat 2
8701 JD Bolsward
2

Titus Brandsma monument

Titus Brandsma monument
Prof. Dr. Titus Brandsmalaan 1
8701 AS Bolsward
3

Airmen Monument Bolsward

Airmen Monument Bolsward
Cnossenlaan
8701 PB Bolsward
4

Memorial De Hoanne

Memorial De Hoanne
Monumentwei
8772 KL Tjalhuizum
26 43
5

Jewish Memorial Sneek

Jewish Memorial Sneek
Marktstraat 15
8601 CR Sneek
42
6

Gerbrandy Memorial Sneek

Gerbrandy Memorial Sneek
Schaapmarktplein 3
8601 CE Sneek
7

The Waag building is on fire

The Waag building is on fire
Waagplein 13
8601 BB Sneek
05
8

Liberation Monument (Canadian) Perth regiment

Liberation Monument (Canadian) Perth regiment
Regiment Perth Plein
8603 EJ Sneek
68
9

Birthplace Titus Brandsma

Birthplace Titus Brandsma
Ugoclooster 1
8701 PS Burgwerd
10

Drama in Marnezijl

Drama in Marnezijl
Harlingerstraat 65
8701WR Bolsward
05
11

Plaque Blauwpoortsbrug

Plaque Blauwpoortsbrug
Harlingerstraat 2
Bolsward
06
End point: Jongemastraat 15
8701 JA Bolsward
26
43
42
05
68
05
06

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