Rijsterbos

Rijsterbos woods are one of the most famous in Friesland. The largest woods of the rolling Gaasterland region are ideal for 'kuieren', which is the Frisian word for walking. Rijsterbos woods were created by Amsterdam Regent Hiob de Wildt in 1676. This would have been the setting for ladies parading in bustling skirts along star-shaped wooded lanes. An ideal walk around the 'Rysterbosk' is to follow the red or blue routes. But perhaps even more fun is simply to wander along the old paths and suddenly be surprised by the panorama of the IJsselmeer lake from Mirnserklif.