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Cycling route Langweer - Joure - Sint Nicolaasga

(21.6 km)

Cycle from Langweer towards Joure. Take a break and explore this town ('Vlecke' in Frisian). Then, cycle to Sint Nyk and return to Langweer through the woods.

From the watersports village of Langweer, it takes about half an hour to cycle to Joure. Ride along the beautiful road by the water of the Langweerder Wielen, which is part of the Frisian Lakes.

Ferry
On this route, you'll make one crossing with a ferry. Keep in mind that the ferry operates from April to October. Check the departure times beforehand and bring exact change just in case.

Joure
Once in Joure, feel free to take a break. There's plenty to see and do here. You can visit the Joure Museum, located where the coffee and tea company Douwe Egberts began. Alternatively, join the Joure Village Walk organized by Het Gilde Joure.

Sint Nyk…

Cycle from Langweer towards Joure. Take a break and explore this town ('Vlecke' in Frisian). Then, cycle to Sint Nyk and return to Langweer through the woods.

From the watersports village of Langweer, it takes about half an hour to cycle to Joure. Ride along the beautiful road by the water of the Langweerder Wielen, which is part of the Frisian Lakes.

Ferry
On this route, you'll make one crossing with a ferry. Keep in mind that the ferry operates from April to October. Check the departure times beforehand and bring exact change just in case.

Joure
Once in Joure, feel free to take a break. There's plenty to see and do here. You can visit the Joure Museum, located where the coffee and tea company Douwe Egberts began. Alternatively, join the Joure Village Walk organized by Het Gilde Joure.

Sint Nyk
From Joure, head towards Sint Nicolaasga. On the way, you'll pass the village of Scharsterbrug. In Sint Nyk (as the Frisians call it), cycle along the beautiful Roman Catholic St. Nicolaasga Church. The church is a neo-Gothic cross basilica from 1887 and was designed by the Frisian architect Jan Doedes van der Weide, a student of the famous Cuypers.

From Sint Nicolaasga, cycle back to Langweer via Finkeburen and the Legemeesterweg.

If you want to shorten the route a bit, at junction 55, don't continue straight to Sint Nyk but turn right towards the main road (Huisterheide). Then, cycle back to Langweer via the Langwarderdyk. This will save you about 15 to 20 minutes.

Sights on this route

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Langweer

Langweer is a true watersports destination. From this centrally located village in the Frisian lake area, you can sail in all directions.

Langweer
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The Langweer Mill

In this beautiful and in 2010 completely renovated mill you can now spend the night in nostalgic style.

The Langweer Mill
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3

Veerpont Woudfennen (Boornzwaag)

Veerpont Woudfennen (Boornzwaag) De pont halverwege de oversteek
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Langweerder Wielen (Langwarder Wielen)

The Langweerder Wielen is located to the west of Joure.

Langweerder Wielen (Langwarder Wielen)
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Iepenarboretum

In Joure, along the old road to Sneek and at the exit of the A6 Joure-West, you can find the largest elm garden (elm arboretum) of Europe.

Iepenarboretum
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Joure (De Jouwer)

Joure is the village without city antics.

Visit Joure

Joure (De Jouwer)
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De Jouster Klokkenmakerij

De Jouster Klokkenmakerij
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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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Museum Joure

Museum Joure is an amazing museum in the centre of Joure. Famous centrepiece is the first factory of Douwe Egberts, where you will experience the story behind this world famous brand.

Museum Joure
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VVV Joure

The VVV shop in Joure is located in a beautiful monumental building on Midstraat 99. At this unique location you will find the Museum Joure next to the VVV with a coffee room, an antiquity room and the museum shop De Witte Os.

VVV Joure
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Dairy Scharsterbrug

In Scharsterbrug, a large dairy factory called the Maatschappij Hollandia was built at the end of the 19th century.

Dairy Scharsterbrug
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Sint Nicolaasga (Sint Nyk)

Sint Nicolaasga is a village situated amidst the woods, the Tjeukemeer, and the Langweerder Wielen.

Visit Sint Nicolaasga

Sint Nicolaasga (Sint Nyk)
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St Nicholas Church in Sint Nicolaasga

The Roman Catholic parish church in the village of Sint Nicolaasga is dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra. The church is a neo-Gothic cruciform basilica built in 1887 according to plans prepared by the Frisian architect Jan Doedes van der Weide.

St Nicholas Church in Sint Nicolaasga
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14

Legemeer Bell Tower

The bell tower in the village of Legemeer stands in a graveyard surrounded by a canal. The bell tower we see today is a replica of the original bell tower built in 1720, which was destroyed by an autumn storm in 1972.

Legemeer Bell Tower
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Langweer Church

Several churches have stood on this site. The first was built at the start of the 13th century and destroyed by a fire in 1517. The bell tower church that stands here today was built in 1777.

Langweer Church
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Langweer

Langweer is a true watersports destination. From this centrally located village in the Frisian lake area, you can sail in all directions.

Langweer
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