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Lippenhuizen - Oldeberkoop | Section 8 of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route

18.7 km

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Saint Boniface also left his mark on this section of the route. The walk ends at the church in the centre of Oldeberkoop, which is dedicated to the murdered saint. Saint Boniface was an orthodox Christian and travelled throughout Europe in pursuit of his mission. He was travelling on foot north of Dokkum when he met his end. 

This walk leads in the opposite direction, from the village of Lippenhuizen past the Opsterlandse Compagnonsvaart canal and the River Tjonger to the historic village of Oldeberkoop.

The Opsterlandse Compagnonsvaart canal was b…

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Saint Boniface also left his mark on this section of the route. The walk ends at the church in the centre of Oldeberkoop, which is dedicated to the murdered saint. Saint Boniface was an orthodox Christian and travelled throughout Europe in pursuit of his mission. He was travelling on foot north of Dokkum when he met his end. 

This walk leads in the opposite direction, from the village of Lippenhuizen past the Opsterlandse Compagnonsvaart canal and the River Tjonger to the historic village of Oldeberkoop.

The Opsterlandse Compagnonsvaart canal was built by the sweat and toil of peat cutters over a period of several decades. Many other waterways were dug and settlements were established around the villages of Lippenhuizen and Jubbega, so the cut peat could be shipped out of the area on barges. The straight ditches are still visible in the landscape. 

Unlike the Opsterlandse Compagnonsvaart canal, the River Tjonger is a natural waterway that marks the divide between the Saxon part of Friesland from the rest of the province. Today the river forms the border between the municipalities of Ooststellingwerf and Heerenveen. 

Sights on this route

Starting point: De Buorren 61
8408 HK Lippenhuizen
75
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Piterkerk Lippenhuizen

Piterkerk Lippenhuizen
De Buorren 30
8408 HH Lippenhuizen
72 78
2

Opsterlandse Compagnonsvaart

Opsterlandse Compagnonsvaart
Donkerbroek
81 85 90 95 93 30 62 63 67
3

De Tjonger

De Tjonger
Tjongerpad
Delstrahuizen
88 38 36
4

Bonifatiuskerk

Bonifatiuskerk
Willinge Prinsstraat 5
8421 PE Oldeberkoop
Bonifatiuskerk Oldeberkoop
27
End point: Oosterwoldseweg 2
8421 PA Oldeberkoop

Directions

Starting point: De Buorren 61
8408 HK Lippenhuizen

Start bij knooppunt 75 over Buorren langs Piterkerk,

Linksaf naar Bûkenhage en Pompeblêd, Linksaf voor nieuwbouwwijk over schelpenpad naar Kompagnonsfeart. Van 72 naar 78. Brug rechtsaf en direct linkaf over Tjalling Harkeswei, tot fietspad rechtsaf naar knooppunt 81 - 85 - 90 - 95 - 93 - 30 - 62 - 63 - 67 - 88 - 83 - 93 - 38 - 36 - 27.

End point: Oosterwoldseweg 2
8421 PA Oldeberkoop
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