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Frisian city of Bolsward

Bolsward (or Boalsert as we say in Friesland) is the city where history and architecture rule. Let us take you back to its rich history during the city walk, to see the former city hall and the Broere church, and to discover more about the famous men Titus Brandsma and Gysbert Japicx in the two museums. And you certainly mustn't forget to nip into the Frisian beer brewery known as Us Heit, for 'bjusterbaarlijk bier út Fryslân' (amazing Frisian beer).


Over the past century, more than 150,000 enthusiastic people have participated in the 11-city cycling tour on Whitsun Monday. This 235 kilometre long route traditionally starts and finishes in Bolsward. Together through the countryside and cities, following each other through the Frisian landscapes, everyone at their own speed. Never alone, as there's one big party all along the route! Cheered on with music and enthusiastic spectators' banners.

More about the 11-city cycling tour