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Dokkum - Wouterswoude | Elfstedenpad Hiking Trail: Section 13

(16.5 km)

You start on the outskirts of Dokkum and wander through the old city centre, along the fortifications and past several markets.

After Saint Boniface was martyred, many pilgrims came to Dokkum to pay homage and drink from the sacred spring. The water was said to have healing properties. Dokkum later became an important naval base where the Frisian Admiralty was headquartered. For centuries, Dokkum had an open channel to the Wadden Sea.   

On your way out of Dokkum, you pass the Bonifatiuskapel Church in the northern part of the city as you head for the village of Driezum.

The trail leads you into the Noardlike Frysk…

You start on the outskirts of Dokkum and wander through the old city centre, along the fortifications and past several markets.

After Saint Boniface was martyred, many pilgrims came to Dokkum to pay homage and drink from the sacred spring. The water was said to have healing properties. Dokkum later became an important naval base where the Frisian Admiralty was headquartered. For centuries, Dokkum had an open channel to the Wadden Sea.   

On your way out of Dokkum, you pass the Bonifatiuskapel Church in the northern part of the city as you head for the village of Driezum.

The trail leads you into the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area, where you find yourself in unique countryside with meadows enclosed by rows of alders. The rows of trees help to increase biodiversity by providing shelter for many different kinds of plants, insects and birds.

The last part of the trail leads along a beautiful little path just south of the small village of Wouterswoude.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Eewal
9101 PD Dokkum
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Dokkumer Bolwerken

Dokkumer Bolwerken

De beroemde bolwerken van Dokkum. Deze stadswallen vormden jaren geleden als verdedigingslinie voor de stad. Op zes punten bevinden zich bastions. Vanaf deze bolwerken heb je een prachtig uitzicht over de stad én de bijbehorende natuur.

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Grote kerk of St-Martinuskerk Dokkum

Grote kerk of St-Martinuskerk Dokkum

De Grote kerk, ook wel de St-Martinuskerk gevestigd op de terp van Dokkum, aan de zuidzijde van de Markt. De bedevaartsplek voor Bonifatius, die in 754 bij Dokkum werd vermoord.

Grote Kerk Dokkum
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11Fountains Dokkum

11Fountains Dokkum

The Ice Fountain is a toy for the elements and no two days are the same. The ice draws patterns on the copper surface layer of the sculpture.

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Elfstedentocht Turning Point

Elfstedentocht Turning Point

Sit on a bench shaped like a traditional Frisian ice skate next to the famous turning point on the Elfstedentocht route. This is one of Dokkum’s most popular Instagram hotspots!

Doorlopers bankjes bij Keerpunt Dokkum
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Dokkumer Admiraliteit

Dokkumer Admiraliteit

Eeuwen geleden had Dokkum een open verbinding met de zee. Dat maakte de stad een belangrijke plek voor de Friese Admiraliteit. Door de aanleg van de Stroobossertrekvaart in de 17e eeuw ging Dokkum echter failliet. Vandaar de bijnaam 'Arm Dokkum'.

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Rinsma State Country House and Estate

Rinsma State Country House and Estate

A traditional country house and estate in Driesum. The house is not open to the public but it is possible to visit the estate!

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End point: Broekloane
9113 AW Wouterswoude

Directions

Starting point: Eewal
9101 PD Dokkum
  • Vanaf het startpunt volg je knooppunt 32, 38 en komt dan op de bolwerken uit.
  • Vanaf hier naar 39, dwars door het centrum naar 63, 14, 31 en 62 langs de Bonifatiuskapel.
  • Door naar 73, de stad uit naar 38 (Driezum), 32, 88. Hierna ga je rechtsaf langs het water, om vervolgens bij knooppunt 53 te eindigen.    
End point: Broekloane
9113 AW Wouterswoude
  • 32
  • 38
  • 39
  • 63
  • 14
  • 31
  • 62
  • 73
  • 38
  • 32
  • 88
  • 53