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In this cycling tour, Jort Kelder takes you along the strongholds of socialism in Friesland. The most important person on this tour is Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, who fought in the land of freedom' in the 1980s and 1990s.

During this 39 km cycle route through the southeast corner of Friesland, we look back on the 1980s and 1990s. Just before this period, an economic crisis developed in the countryside. This was due to the rise of American wheat. Coal was also replacing peat as fuel. This hit the workers in the peat and agricultural areas hard financially. And they were already then among the poorest in the country.

The peat and agricultural workers f…

In this cycling tour, Jort Kelder takes you along the strongholds of socialism in Friesland. The most important person on this tour is Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, who fought in the land of freedom' in the 1980s and 1990s.

During this 39 km cycle route through the southeast corner of Friesland, we look back on the 1980s and 1990s. Just before this period, an economic crisis developed in the countryside. This was due to the rise of American wheat. Coal was also replacing peat as fuel. This hit the workers in the peat and agricultural areas hard financially. And they were already then among the poorest in the country.

The peat and agricultural workers found their savior. Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis and socialist foremen came to Friesland to speak in the village. With mass gatherings Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis incited a revolt, the country had to return to freedom. Because he supported the inhabitants, he was called the 'savior' or 'their savior' by the inhabitants of Friesland.

At every stop, you can listen to the special stories of Jort Kelder. Use the Izitravel app for this.

https://izi.travel/nl/browse/662e337a-f006-4826-b781-9682a8e35fbb#tour_details_first

Sights on this route

Starting point: Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis Museum
Minckelersstraat 11
8442 CE Heerenveen
1

Volksgebouw Aurora

Volkshuis Aurora
Burgemeester Falkenaweg 12
8442 DJ Heerenveen
Volksgebouw Aurora
2

Het Posthuis Theater

Fok 78
8441BR Heerenveen
Het Posthuis Theater
3

Korenmolen 'De Volharding'

Het Meer
Heerenveen
Korenmolen de Volharding
Korenmolen 'De Volharding'
4

Right To Vote Meeting in Het Meer

Het Meer
Heerenveen
Right To Vote Meeting in Het Meer
5

Former Peat Cutters Hut

Jochem Alberdaweg
Jubbega
Former Peat Cutters Hut
6

Koornbeurs Building

Brouwerswal 1
8401 CZ Gorredijk
Koornbeurs Building
7

Museum Opsterlân

Hoofdstraat 59
8401BW Gorredijk
Museum Opsterlân
8

Hegedyk

Hegedyk
Hegedyk
Gorredijk
Hegedyk
9

Kerk & Kroeg van Langezwaag

Kerk & Kroeg Langezwaag
Het Hou 9
8404 GH Langezwaag
Kerk & Kroeg van Langezwaag
10

Meyerweg bij de Knipe

Meyerweg bij de Knipe
Meyerweg
De Knipe
Meyerweg bij de Knipe
11

Museam Belvédere

Museum Belvédère
Oranje Nassaulaan 12
8448MT Heerenveen
Museam Belvédere
End point: Museum Heerenveen
Minckelersstraat 11
8442 CE Heerenveen

Directions

Starting point: Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis Museum
Minckelersstraat 11
8442 CE Heerenveen

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End point: Museum Heerenveen
Minckelersstraat 11
8442 CE Heerenveen