Did you know that, with five stars, Friesland has once again been chosen as a top cycling region of the Netherlands? We know why. Waterland van Friesland has no less than 800 kilometres of cycle paths that make up the cleverly laid out cycling network. Thanks to the network junction numbers, you'll never get lost and you'll find the most beautiful spots. Our tourist information centres can provide you with a useful cycling network map. And on the road, you'll pass waving reeds and no doubt spot sails on the horizon, that seem to glide through the grass. And why not let one of our fun ferries take you to 'the other side'.


'Oersetters' is a Frisian translation of 'Oversetters', which is how this cycling route works: you will be taken across to the other bank. There's lots to see and you'll find lovely picnic benches along the route, though there are also plenty of friendly restaurant options as well. You can also charge your electric bike at various points along the route.

Check out the route


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.

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