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Wandelen langs de IJsselmeerkust Workum en Hindeloopen

(20.0 km)

Wandelroute langs de IJsselmeerkust tussen de Elfstedenstadjes Workum en Hindeloopen. Je wandelt een stuk langs de oude kustlijn van de vroegere Zuiderzee. Vanaf het wandelpad op de zeedijk is het uitzicht weids en magnifiek.

De IJsselmeerkust is één van de vier landschappen in het Nationaal Landschap Zuidwest Fryslân. Het kenmerkende van Nationale Landschappen is dat ze een unieke combinatie van cultuurhistorische en natuurlijke elementen hebben. 

Sights on this route

Starting point: Doniaburen 2
8761 PE Ferwoude
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Workumerwaard

Along the IJsselmeer coast, near Workum, nature reserve the Workumerwaard is situated.

Workumerwaard Workumer buitenwaard met zicht op Makkum en Gaast
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Workum Lighthouse

You'll find Workum lighthouse on the Hylperdyk at the entrance to the harbour. It's known as the Toarntsje (little tower), which is very apt for the square white brick tower.

Workum Lighthouse
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Hindeloopen (Hylpen)

Hindeloopen, or Hylpen as we say in Friesland, is known for its painting and stylish costumes from the past.

Visit Hindeloopen

Hindeloopen (Hylpen) Hindeloopen
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Locks and the Sylhús

Hindeloopen is full of national monuments, such as the locks and the adjoining Sylhús. The locks were built back in the 17th century, and are the connection for recreational boats between the city centre and the harbour and the IJsselmeer lake.

Locks and the Sylhús
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Church of Hindeloopen

The Hindeloopen skyline is dominated by its church, called Grote Kerk, visible from many miles away. The old church of Hindeloopen was destroyed during the Eighty Years’ War, in 1570.

Church of Hindeloopen
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Museum Hindeloopen

Three centuries ago, Hindeloopen grew into a major trading city. The city had a large fleet of 100 ships that sailed across the ocean. Hindeloopen is still an attractive city to visit. Many old characteristic properties are preserved.

Museum Hindeloopen Museum Hindeloopen buitenzijde
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It Kweade Wiif Fan Hylpen

A reminder of the saga about ‘it Kweade Wiif fan Hylpen’ (the angry woman of Hylpen) can still be found on the house at Buren 44 in Hindeloopen. A façade stone shows a dog with an angel above it, with its wings spread out above the dog.

It Kweade Wiif Fan Hylpen
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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.

Friesian Ice Skating Museum Schaatsmuseum en winkel Museum Hindeloopen
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Scheepstimmerwerf De Hoop

Scheepstimmerwerf ‘De Hoop’ is een begrip in Workum en ver daarbuiten. Al meer dan driehonderd jaar gevestigd naast de sluis.

Scheepstimmerwerf De Hoop
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Workum (Warkum)

Workum (or Warkum as we say in Friesland), is one of the famous Frisian cities that has enjoyed city rights since 1399. Located on the shores of the former Zuiderzee and bordering the Frisian lakes.

Visit Workum

Workum (Warkum) Workum Fontein
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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.

Sint Gertrudis church St. Gertrudiskerk vanuit de lucht
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Façade stone wall

The façade stone wall is an original initiative and beautiful historic feature of Workum. 22 old façade stones have been incorporated under the gateway alongside number 18 on De Merk market square.

Façade stone wall
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Museum Warkums Erfskip

Enjoy Workum from the weigh house!

Museum Warkums Erfskip
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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.

11Fountains Workum
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Jopie Huisman Museum

The Jopie Huisman Museum is dedicated to the life and work of the Frisian self-taught master painter Jopie Huisman. His love of nature and his compassion are a recurrent theme.

Jopie Huisman Museum
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End point: Doniaburen 2
8761 PE Ferwoude

Directions

Starting point: Doniaburen 2
8761 PE Ferwoude

De route loopt deels over de onverharde zeedijk. Dichte wandelschoenen zijn daarbij gewenst. Daarnaast zijn er een aantal hekken. Meestal met een opstapje voor de wandelaar.

End point: Doniaburen 2
8761 PE Ferwoude
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