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Elfsteden cycling route

(265.0 km)

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Of course, the tour of tours is the Eleven Cities (Elfsteden)! Not only for skaters, but also for cyclists. Enjoy the vast Frisian countryside over a distance of 255 km. You start and finish in Leeuwarden and cycle on a clockwise basis, but the other way round is also fine. You can always start the tour in a different location or cycle a part of it. Each city has its own charm. The sizes also differ: Sloten has 900 inhabitants while Leeuwarden has over 90,000. Visit all eleven cities to really experience Friesland. And you’ll be continuously amazed by Friesland’s changing landscape with all the water, beautiful views, space and fresh air when travelling between the cities.

Sights on this route

Starting point: 8913 AA Leeuwarden
1

Leeuwarden (Ljouwert)

8911 AE Leeuwarden
Leeuwarden fontein
Leeuwarden (Ljouwert)
2

Sneek (Snits)

8601 AE Sneek
Waterpoort Sneek
Sneek (Snits)
3

IJlst (Drylts)

8651 EB IJlst
Molen IJlst
IJlst (Drylts)
4

Sloten (Sleat)

8556 XW Sloten
Sloten gracht
Sloten (Sleat)
5

Stavoren (Starum)

8715 ES Stavoren
Fontein Stavoren
Stavoren (Starum)
6

Hindeloopen (Hylpen)

8713 KJ Hindeloopen
Hindeloopen
Hindeloopen (Hylpen)
7

Workum (Warkum)

8711 CL Workum
Workum Fontein
Workum (Warkum)
8

Bolsward (Boalsert)

8701JC Bolsward
Bolsward Broerekerk
Bolsward (Boalsert)
9

Harlingen (Harns)

8862 PK Harlingen
Harlingen stad
Harlingen (Harns)
10

Franeker (Frentsjer)

8801 LZ Franeker
Franeker
Franeker (Frentsjer)
11

Dokkum (Dokkum)

9101 LS Dokkum
Dokkum kerk en fontein
Dokkum (Dokkum)
End point: Leeuwarden