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Wouterswoude - Oenkerk | Elfstedenpad Hiking Trail: Section 14

(18.4 km)

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From Wouterswoude, you wend your way through the village of Damwoude, which is really more like a town, and then continue on to Rinsumageest. Claercamp monastery, once one of the most powerful monasteries in Friesland, stood near here. The surrounding landscape was shaped by the monks who dug canals and reclaimed the land.

The monks named one of the polders Bethlehem after a monastery farm that used to exist here. The name attached itself to the nearby hamlet and over time was corrupted to Bartlehiem. The Elfstedentocht skaters were very familiar with Bartlehiem: they passed through the hamlet twice, both times cheered on loudly by spectators. The Elfstedenpad hiking trail follows a slightly different route, 

taking you around Eeltsjema…

From Wouterswoude, you wend your way through the village of Damwoude, which is really more like a town, and then continue on to Rinsumageest. Claercamp monastery, once one of the most powerful monasteries in Friesland, stood near here. The surrounding landscape was shaped by the monks who dug canals and reclaimed the land.

The monks named one of the polders Bethlehem after a monastery farm that used to exist here. The name attached itself to the nearby hamlet and over time was corrupted to Bartlehiem. The Elfstedentocht skaters were very familiar with Bartlehiem: they passed through the hamlet twice, both times cheered on loudly by spectators. The Elfstedenpad hiking trail follows a slightly different route, 

taking you around Eeltsjemar lake to the area inhabited by the Frisian nobility. The villages of Oudkerk and Oenkerk have more than their share of historical country houses. Some of these have since disappeared but others are still intact and now serve as hotels. This is your chance to wander through the beautifully landscaped gardens of the De Klinze and Stania State country houses and estates. 

Sights on this route

Starting point: Broekloane 34
9113 AW Wouterswoude
53 43 46
1

Sint-Benedictuskerk

Doniawei 76
9104 GP Damwoude
Sint Benedictuskerk Damwoude
Sint-Benedictuskerk
37 21 68 63 66 56
2

Eeltsjemar Lake Beach

Tuskenmarren 2
9105 AR Rinsumageast
Eeltsjemar Lake Beach
51 32 44
3

De Klinze Country House and Estate

van Sminiaweg 36
9064 KC Aldtsjerk
De Klinze Country House and Estate
37 74 79 57 22 42 78
4

Stania State Country House and Estate

Rengersweg 98 b
9062 EJ Oentsjerk
Stania State Country House and Estate
41
End point: Rengersweg 62
9062 EG Oenkerk

Directions

Starting point: Broekloane 34
9113 AW Wouterswoude
  • Van 53 naar 43, dan linksaf richting Damwoude, 46, 37 en daar weer linksaf naar 21, 68 en dan rechtsaf naar 63.
  • Hearewei volgen naar 66, 56, en dan Tuskenmarren en Wearbuorren helemaal aflopen naar 51.
  • Door naar 32, 44, langs de Klinze naar 37, 74, 79, 57, dan door Grikelân en Turkije naar 22, 42, 78.
  • Je wandelt over het terrein van de Staniastate naar knooppunt 41, iets verder is het eindpunt van deze etappe.   
End point: Rengersweg 62
9062 EG Oenkerk
53
43
46
37
21
68
63
66
56
51
32
44
37
74
79
57
22
42
78
41

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