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Southwest round-trip

40.2 km

This is a ‘fixed mast route’. The sailing route takes you over the Frisian Lakes and through narrow channels, one of the most beautiful in the whole of Friesland being the Wymerts between Bolsward and IJlst, lined with reeds, picturesque villages and bridges (bridges free of charge). The bridge keepers will be pleased to welcome you. You’ll pass by friendly villages, including Heeg and the cities of Workum, Bolsward and IJlst. In IJlst, you can opt to pass through the bridge and enjoy the Geeuw river in the direction of Sneek (indicated on the route map).

While in Workum, why not pop into the Jopie Huisman Museum? In Bolsward, Aart van de Linden will be pleased to welcome you to his brewery. In IJlst, you can visit the ‘Rat’ wood sawmill where mil…

This is a ‘fixed mast route’. The sailing route takes you over the Frisian Lakes and through narrow channels, one of the most beautiful in the whole of Friesland being the Wymerts between Bolsward and IJlst, lined with reeds, picturesque villages and bridges (bridges free of charge). The bridge keepers will be pleased to welcome you. You’ll pass by friendly villages, including Heeg and the cities of Workum, Bolsward and IJlst. In IJlst, you can opt to pass through the bridge and enjoy the Geeuw river in the direction of Sneek (indicated on the route map).

While in Workum, why not pop into the Jopie Huisman Museum? In Bolsward, Aart van de Linden will be pleased to welcome you to his brewery. In IJlst, you can visit the ‘Rat’ wood sawmill where miller Simon Jellema will gladly demonstrate the wood sawing process. There are also plenty of fun waterside opportunities to stop for a break along the way. Oosthem is home to a Gallery (through the bridge, first farm on the left), while Wolsumerketting offers rental canoes with a tea garden on the waterfront, Kootje bij de Brug (red dot on the map) for a canoe with tea and apple pie. We hope you enjoy your sailing trip! Your adventure in Southwest Friesland starts here!

Sights on this route

Starting point: 8618NW IJlst
1

St Maurice Church in IJlst

St Maurice Church in IJlst
Nederlands Hervormde Kerk IJlst
Eegracht 43
8651 EG IJlst
2

Museum En Werkplaats Houtstad IJlst

Museum En Werkplaats Houtstad IJlst
Sneekerpad 14
8651NE Ijlst
3

Houtzaagmolen de Rat

Houtzaagmolen de Rat
Sneekerpad 18
8651 NE IJlst
4

Information point Wolsum (Kootje over de brug)

Information point Wolsum (Kootje over de brug)
VVV folderpunt Wolsum, bij Kootje bij de Brug
Wolsumerketting 5
8774 PL Wolsum
5

VVV locatie Bolsward

VVV locatie Bolsward
VVV Bolsward, in Cultuurhistorisch Centrum De Tiid
Jongemastraat 2
8701 JD Bolsward
6

11Fountains Bolsward

11Fountains Bolsward
Broereplein 10
8701 JC Bolsward
7

Fyftjin en Fierder

Fyftjin en Fierder
Waltaweg
8765LJ Tjerkwerd
8

Workum Watersport

Workum Watersport
Doltewal 32
8711 BA Workum
9

Jopie Huisman Museum

Jopie Huisman Museum
Noard 6
8711AH Workum
10

11Fountains Workum

11Fountains Workum
Skill
8711 CL Workum
11

Information point Gaastmeer (d'Ald Herberch)

Information point Gaastmeer (d'Ald Herberch)
Folder informatiepunt Gaastmeer, bij Waterrecreatie Syperda
Munkedyk 2
8611 JM Gaastmeer
12

VVV Heeg

VVV Heeg
VVV Heeg
Harinxmastrjitte 36
8621 BL Heeg
13

Eetcafé De Boeier

Eetcafé De Boeier
Harinxmastrjitte 69 - 73
8621 BK Heeg
14

Restaurant Jonas in den Walvis

Restaurant Jonas in den Walvis
De Syl 12
8621 BS Heeg
End point: 8618NW IJlst

Directions

Starting point: 8618NW IJlst

Start: 8618 NW IJlst

Finish: 8618 NW IJlst

End point: 8618NW IJlst