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Anjum - Peasens - Oostmahorn | Circular Walk 2 of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route

14.6 km

The church at the highest point of the village of Anjum is dedicated to Saint Michael and has served as the focal point of community life for almost a thousand years. 

The village developed here because the people built a mound on a salt-marsh ridge to escape the influence of the tides and storm surges. This also allowed them to make good use of the fertile land around them.

In the distance, against a horizon formed by dikes, near Paesens and the old fishing village of Moddergat, you can see the salt marshes of the Peazemerlannen nature reserve. This is a wonderful glimpse of what the world looked like when the first Frisians settled on the salt marshes. Friesland is often said to be flat and empty but as you wander through the landscape you discover that this is not true.

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The church at the highest point of the village of Anjum is dedicated to Saint Michael and has served as the focal point of community life for almost a thousand years. 

The village developed here because the people built a mound on a salt-marsh ridge to escape the influence of the tides and storm surges. This also allowed them to make good use of the fertile land around them.

In the distance, against a horizon formed by dikes, near Paesens and the old fishing village of Moddergat, you can see the salt marshes of the Peazemerlannen nature reserve. This is a wonderful glimpse of what the world looked like when the first Frisians settled on the salt marshes. Friesland is often said to be flat and empty but as you wander through the landscape you discover that this is not true.

This walk also leads through the village of Oostmahorn on the banks of Lauwersmeer lake. In the late Middle Ages the village was frequently attacked by pirates and built a fort to defend itself.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Tsjerkepaad
Anjum
1

Michaëlkerk Anjum

Michaëlkerk Anjum
Tsjerkepaed 2
9133 MG Anjum
Kerk Anjum
31 48 42 75
2

Monument zeemijn

Monument zeemijn
Dyksterwei
9136 DD Lioessens
95 80 81 82 31
End point: Tsjerkepaad
Anjum

Directions

Starting point: Tsjerkepaad
Anjum

In Anjum 31 Tsjerkepaad om kerk, terug terp af, voorbij Wad Oars rechtdoor,

Linksaf Bantswei naar knooppunt 48 - 42 - 75 - 95 - 80 - 81 - 82 - 34 - 31 (In Oostmahorn terug over Skânserwei en Singel).

End point: Tsjerkepaad
Anjum
31
48
42
75
95
80
81
82
31