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Aunt Marijke

1 hour 30 minutes (12.3 km)

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The life of Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, or '' Tante Marijke '', takes place in the village of Frisian village Oranjewoud. In this walking tour, Jort Kelder will take you through the life of Princess Maria and her contribution to the old Friesland.

Friesland played a major role in the creation of the royal house. Centuries ago, the royal house st…

The life of Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, or '' Tante Marijke '', takes place in the village of Frisian village Oranjewoud. In this walking tour, Jort Kelder will take you through the life of Princess Maria and her contribution to the old Friesland.

Friesland played a major role in the creation of the royal house. Centuries ago, the royal house stood in Friesland. The Nassau family lived in Leeuwarden for a large part of the year. Furthermore, the current royal family is a descendant of the Nassau in Friesland. Maria Louise of Hesse-Kassel, also known as '' Tante Marijke '', was one of the most important Nassau. If she does not exist, the Netherlands would not have a royal family. Maria grew up in Friesland and did a lot for the province centuries ago. Because of her nice character and commitment to Friesland, she soon acquired the affectionate nickname '' Tante Marijke ''. This name is still living today. However, the Frisian inhabitants preferred to call her '' Marijke Meu '', which means '' Tante Marijke '' in Frisian. Jort: '' In this historic walking tour through Oranjewoud, we stop at several places. Here you will learn more about the history of the village and the life of the princess '' Tante Marijke '' Not everything here is a stopping point, so fee-free and look at any other historical construction houses, country houses and other historical points that you will encounter here ''.

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Sights on this route

Starting point: Museum Belvédere
Oranje Nassaulaan 12
8448 MT Heerenveen
81 00 82
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Grand Canal

museum Belvédère (Grand Canal)
van limburg stirumberg 12
Oranjewoud
Grand Canal
01 31
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Cemetery Brongerga & Belfry

Kerkhof Brongerga & Klokkenstoel
Marijkemuoiwei 19
Oranjewoud
Cemetery Brongerga & Belfry
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Belvédère Watchtower

Marijkemuoiwei
Oranjewoud
Belvédère Watchtower
34 37 05 06 32 07 39
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Golden Tulip Tjaarda Oranjewoud

Koningin Julianaweg 98
8453 WH Oranjewoud
Golden Tulip Tjaarda Oranjewoud
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De Overtuin & Landgoed Oranjewoud

Lindelaan
8453 JC Oranjewoud
Ingang Overtuin
De Overtuin & Landgoed Oranjewoud
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Bench

Oranjewoud
Bench
82 81
End point: Museum Belvédere
Oranje Nassaulaan 12
8448 MT Heerenveen

Directions

Starting point: Museum Belvédere
Oranje Nassaulaan 12
8448 MT Heerenveen

The starting point of this walking tour is at the museum Belvédere. From there you walk around the museum towards the grand canal, this is also the first stop of the walking tour. From the grand canal you walk towards Brongerga to Kerkhof Brongerga & Klokkenstoel. Then you walk towards the watchtower of Belvedère. This watchtower can be reached in two ways, via Bieruma Oostingweg 19 or Marijkemuoiwei 11.

During the walking tour of 7.5 km, you will walk entirely through the Royal Forest of Oranjewoud. With paved and unpaved roads. Therefore, we recommend you wear sturdy walking shoes.

You will also pass by the Golden Tulip Hotel Tjaarda where you can buy some food. Due to the corona crisis, it is unsure whether the restaurants will be open. Therefore, we recommend you bring some snacks for the walking tour. At the end of the walking tour, you will return to Museum Belvédere.

End point: Museum Belvédere
Oranje Nassaulaan 12
8448 MT Heerenveen
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