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Cycling route

55.0 km

This cycling route takes you through the heart of the Gaasterland region. It feels like a completely different Friesland. You could be forgiven for not recognising it, against the backdrop of gently rolling hills and age-old woodlands. Standing on one of the three ridges along the IJsselmeer lake (the only ones in the country), you’ll have beautiful panoramic views all the way to the horizon.

Gaasterland is one of the four very diverse areas of the National Landscape of Southwest Friesland. In fact, much of Waterland van Friesland is a designated National Landscape. Southwest Friesland earned this title because of the possibility of experiencing four different landscapes all in one day. Gaasterland is one of them. If you’d like to learn more about the history of the National Landscape
and its fau…

This cycling route takes you through the heart of the Gaasterland region. It feels like a completely different Friesland. You could be forgiven for not recognising it, against the backdrop of gently rolling hills and age-old woodlands. Standing on one of the three ridges along the IJsselmeer lake (the only ones in the country), you’ll have beautiful panoramic views all the way to the horizon.

Gaasterland is one of the four very diverse areas of the National Landscape of Southwest Friesland. In fact, much of Waterland van Friesland is a designated National Landscape. Southwest Friesland earned this title because of the possibility of experiencing four different landscapes all in one day. Gaasterland is one of them. If you’d like to learn more about the history of the National Landscape
and its fauna, the National Landscape visitor centre is the place to be: Mar & Klif. This is also the
departure point of this cycling trip.

Along the way, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful woodlands one minute, and then suddenly meet up with the IJsselmeer lake. This wonderfully varied route will also let you discover charming villages such as Oudemirdum and picturesque Molkwerum. The Wyldemerk is an ideal spot to take a break, as it’s the Netherlands’ first dragonfly reserve.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Mar & klif bezoekerscentrum
De Brink 4
8567 JD Oudemirdum
1

Bezoekerscentrum Mar en Klif

De Brink 4
8567 JD Oudemirdum
Bezoekerscentrum Mar en Klif
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2

Oudemirdum

Oudemirdum
Oudemirdum
24 25 26
3

Gaasterlands Streek Museum Eppinga Sate

Jacobus Boomsmastraat 52
8565 GJ Sondel
Gaasterlands Streek Museum Eppinga Sate
30
4

Vaste Burchtkerk Fortress Church

Coehoornweg 2
8563 AD Wijckel
Vaste Burchtkerk Fortress Church
5

Theetuin Under de toer

Menno van Coehoornweg 1
8563 AD Wijckel
Theetuin Under de toer
32 68 29 33 34 28 34 35 19
6

Wyldemerk

8571 CG Harich
Wyldemerk
18 17 14 13 09 10 11 94
7

Martinikerk Koudum

Jacob Binckesstraat 2
8723 BN Koudum
Martinikerk Koudum
12 99 84 60 02 03 05 06
8

Mirns Bell Tower

Murnserdyk 24
8573 WN Mirns
Mirns Bell Tower
15 16
9

Bezoekerscentrum Mar en Klif

De Brink 4
8567 JD Oudemirdum
Bezoekerscentrum Mar en Klif
End point: Mar & Klif bezoekerscentrum
De Brink 4
8567 JD Oudemirdum
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