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Wadden Sea Dike - Herbaijum | Elfstedenpad Hiking Trail: Section 9

18.0 km

This section of the trail leads north as you walk along the high Wadden Sea dike – with sheep for company – to Harlingen. You continue past the beach at Harlingen and through the Nieuwe Willemshaven port area where you can see the Whale Fountain that surfaced here a few years ago. 

The trail weaves through the beautiful city centre of Harlingen, taking you along canal belt, past old warehouses and through many quaint narrow streets. The more than 600 monuments in Harlingen testify to its importance as a port city. And ships continue to arrive and depart, though today most of them carry tourists. 

Here the skaters began the gruelling tre…

This section of the trail leads north as you walk along the high Wadden Sea dike – with sheep for company – to Harlingen. You continue past the beach at Harlingen and through the Nieuwe Willemshaven port area where you can see the Whale Fountain that surfaced here a few years ago. 

The trail weaves through the beautiful city centre of Harlingen, taking you along canal belt, past old warehouses and through many quaint narrow streets. The more than 600 monuments in Harlingen testify to its importance as a port city. And ships continue to arrive and depart, though today most of them carry tourists. 

Here the skaters began the gruelling trek across the ice to the north of the province. This was one of the most challenging passages especially if the wind was blowing from the east. This stretch is also hard going for walkers with little of interest along the road.

Fortunately, at junction 63 you turn off to the villages Wijnaldum and Herbaijum. Long ago high dwelling mounds or ‘terps’ were built on land that was once beneath the sea. In more modern times significant archaeological finds have been unearthed here.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Westerzeedijk
8821 PK Kimswerd
1

De Stenen Man statue at Harlingen

De Stenen Man statue at Harlingen
De Stenen Man
Westerzeedijk 45
8862PK Harlingen
2

Harlingen Beach

Harlingen Beach
8862PK Harlingen
25
3

Whale fountain in Harlingen

Whale fountain in Harlingen
Nieuwe Willemshaven
8862PK Harlingen
4

Badhuus / Uitkijktoren

Badhuus / Uitkijktoren
Badhuus
Nieuwe WIllemskade 4
Harlingen
81 84 85
5

Elfstedentocht beeld Aukje in Harlingen

Elfstedentocht beeld Aukje in Harlingen
Bij water langs Franekereind
Franekereind
8861 Harlingen
83 43 88
6

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SUPPPORT POINT WIJNALDUM

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SUPPPORT POINT WIJNALDUM
Tsjerkepaad 3
8857 BJ Wijnaldum
44
7

Uitkijkpunt Terpentoer

Uitkijkpunt Terpentoer
Fiskerspaed
Wijnaldum
8

Tjitsma-terp Koningsterp Wijnaldum

Tjitsma-terp Koningsterp Wijnaldum
Koningsterp ten oosten van het dorp Wynaam
Foarryp 1
8857RE Wijnaldum
43
9

Sickema state

Sickema state
Rijksweg 4
8807 PK Herbaijum
poortgebouw van de vroegere Sickema state
80
End point: Leane
8807 PL Herbaijum

Directions

Starting point: Westerzeedijk
8821 PK Kimswerd
  • Wandel in noordelijke richting langs de dijk naar knooppunt 25.
  • Dan door de stad laveren via knooppunt 81, 84, 85, 83, 43. 
  • Je wandelt de stad uit richting het oosten en houd knooppunt 94, 41 en 63 aan.
  • Bij 63 rechtsaf richting Wijnaldum (44) en dan door naar 43 en 80 (Herbaijum), waar de route eindigt. 
End point: Leane
8807 PL Herbaijum
25
81
84
85
83
43
88
44
43
80

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