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Southwest round-trip

(40.2 km)

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This is a ‘fixed mast route’. The sailing route takes you over the Frisian Lakes and through narrow channels, one of the most beautiful in the whole of Friesland being the Wymerts between Bolsward and IJlst, lined with reeds, picturesque villages and bridges (bridges free of charge). The bridge keepers will be pleased to welcome you. You’ll pass by friendly villages, including Heeg and the cities of Workum, Bolsward and IJlst. In IJlst, you can opt to pass through the bridge and enjoy the Geeuw river in the direction of Sneek (indicated on the route map).

While in Workum, why not pop into the Jopie Huisman Museum? In Bolsward, Aart van de Linden will be pleased to welcome you to his brewery. In IJlst, you can visit the ‘Rat’ wood sawmill where mil…

This is a ‘fixed mast route’. The sailing route takes you over the Frisian Lakes and through narrow channels, one of the most beautiful in the whole of Friesland being the Wymerts between Bolsward and IJlst, lined with reeds, picturesque villages and bridges (bridges free of charge). The bridge keepers will be pleased to welcome you. You’ll pass by friendly villages, including Heeg and the cities of Workum, Bolsward and IJlst. In IJlst, you can opt to pass through the bridge and enjoy the Geeuw river in the direction of Sneek (indicated on the route map).

While in Workum, why not pop into the Jopie Huisman Museum? In Bolsward, Aart van de Linden will be pleased to welcome you to his brewery. In IJlst, you can visit the ‘Rat’ wood sawmill where miller Simon Jellema will gladly demonstrate the wood sawing process. There are also plenty of fun waterside opportunities to stop for a break along the way. Oosthem is home to a Gallery (through the bridge, first farm on the left), while Wolsumerketting offers rental canoes with a tea garden on the waterfront, Kootje bij de Brug (red dot on the map) for a canoe with tea and apple pie. We hope you enjoy your sailing trip! Your adventure in Southwest Friesland starts here!

Sights on this route

Starting point: 8618NW IJlst
1

St Maurice Church in IJlst

Nederlands Hervormde Kerk IJlst
Eegracht 43
8651 EG IJlst
St Maurice Church in IJlst
2

Museum En Werkplaats Houtstad IJlst

Sneekerpad 14
8651NE Ijlst
Museum En Werkplaats Houtstad IJlst
3

Houtzaagmolen de Rat

Sneekerpad 18
8651 NE IJlst
Houtzaagmolen de Rat
4

Information point Wolsum (Kootje over de brug)

VVV folderpunt Wolsum, bij Kootje bij de Brug
Wolsumerketting 5
8774 PL Wolsum
Information point Wolsum (Kootje over de brug)
5

VVV locatie Bolsward

VVV Bolsward, in Cultuurhistorisch Centrum De Tiid
Jongemastraat 2
8701 JD Bolsward
VVV locatie Bolsward
6

Museum It Gysbert Japicxhûs

Jongemastraat 2
8701 JD Bolsward
Museum It Gysbert Japicxhûs
7

11Fountains Bolsward

Broereplein 10
8701 JC Bolsward
11Fountains Bolsward
8

Workum Watersport

Doltewal 32
8711 BA Workum
Workum Watersport
9

Jopie Huisman Museum

Noard 6
8711AH Workum
Jopie Huisman Museum
10

11Fountains Workum

Skill
8711 CL Workum
11Fountains Workum
11

Information point Gaastmeer (d'Ald Herberch)

Folder informatiepunt Gaastmeer, bij d'Ald Herberch
Munkedyk 46
8611 JR Gaastmeer
Information point Gaastmeer (d'Ald Herberch)
12

VVV Heeg

VVV Heeg
Harinxmastrjitte 36
8621 BL Heeg
VVV Heeg
13

Eetcafé De Boeier

Harinxmastrjitte 69 - 73
8621 BK Heeg
Eetcafé De Boeier
14

Restaurant Jonas in den Walvis

De Syl 12
8621BS Heeg
Restaurant Jonas in den Walvis
End point: 8618NW IJlst

Directions

Starting point: 8618NW IJlst

Start: 8618 NW IJlst

Finish: 8618 NW IJlst

End point: 8618NW IJlst

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