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De boorden van de Middelzee

3 hour 30 minutes (35.0 km)

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This route also shows how Leeuwarden has been surrounded by terp villages for centuries, which are now part of the city. Through the terp vill…

This route also shows how Leeuwarden has been surrounded by terp villages for centuries, which are now part of the city. Through the terp village of Goutum, you ride to Swichum where you can take a moment at the Romanesque church that was also built on a terp. Wergea is the next village on your route. If you’re interested in history, then we recommend visiting the regional museum in the Ald Slot with its traditional rooms. You leave the terp landscape behind a little further up. You leave behind the twisting roads and start cycling through landscape characterised by long straight lines. The roads start winding again near Weiden because the landscape was formed by the watercourses in this former marshy landscape. After the journey through the Nieuwland and along the Zwette, you can relax on the terrace of WeidumerHout eatery. The cycle route leads you along Bears, Boksum and Blessum, until you return to Leeuwarden.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Stationsweg (Knooppunt 62)
8911 AH Leeuwarden

Restaurant Sin Jah

Schrans 105
8932NC Leeuwarden
Restaurant Sin Jah

Hotel Campanile Leeuwarden

Wergeasterdyk 1
9084AS Goutum
Hotel Campanile Leeuwarden

Hotel WeidumerHout

Dekemawei 9
9024BE Weidum
Hotel WeidumerHout

Restaurant de Vijf Sinnen

Hegedyk 2
9024EA Weidum
Restaurant de Vijf Sinnen

Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden

Stationsweg 4
8911AG Leeuwarden
Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden
End point: Leeuwarden