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Stavoren city walk

(4.0 km)

This city walk will introduce you to the 7 treasures of Stavoren. The former Zuiderzee and Hanseatic city has seen some very good times but certainly also some pretty bad ones. Yet the residents always knew how to make the best of things and preserve the beauty of the oldest Frisian port city. Did you know that Stavoren even had its own currency at one point? Thanks to the flourishing trade with many countries from its port. Enjoy a walk through this welcoming port city on the IJsselmeer lake, where historic sailing ships have found a home port.

Sights on this route

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VVV Stavoren

VVV Stavoren

At VVV Stavoren you can get all the tourist information and tips about the area. You will also find Frisian souvenirs and water, road, walking and cycling maps.

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11Fountains Stavoren

11Fountains Stavoren

The sea gives, the sea takes. Stavoren, once a rich Hanseatic city, has much to say on this subject. Floods, maritime trade wars, a port that silted up: the city fell into poverty several times.

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The railway port of Stavoren

The railway port of Stavoren

Before construction of the Afsluitdijk, the ferry between Enkhuizen in Noord-Holland and Stavoren was a very popular connection. You arrived in Stavoren by train, switched to the ferry and could continue to travel by train from Enkhuizen.

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The Lady of Stavoren

The Lady of Stavoren

From the 15th century on, the flourishing Hanseatic city of Stavoren began to fall upon bad times. It is this period in history that is related in the saga of the Lady of Stavoren. In the saga, all aspects of Stavoren as a trading city are covered.

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The harbour of Stavoren

The harbour of Stavoren

Experience the atmosphere of trade, fishing and recreational sailing. Stavoren is uniquely situated, as it is surrounded by the IJsselmeer lake on three sides.

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The Blokhuis

The Blokhuis

After 1525, Friesland became part of the kingdom of Charles V, who had a large fortress built at Stavoren harbour in order to keep the Frisian people under control. It stood here until around 1580.

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Johan Friso locks

Johan Friso locks

The locks and bridge built in 1966 connect the IJsselmeer lake and the Johan Friso canal.

Johan Frisosluis
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Museum 't Ponthús

Museum 't Ponthús

Here the time line of the famous Stavoren stories is brought to life. Why was Stavoren a target for the Vikings? And how about the trading relationship with Hamburg? Or read more about the story of the emergency landing of the Halifax V during the Second

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VVV Stavoren

VVV Stavoren

At VVV Stavoren you can get all the tourist information and tips about the area. You will also find Frisian souvenirs and water, road, walking and cycling maps.

Directions

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VVV Stavoren

VVV Stavoren

At VVV Stavoren you can get all the tourist information and tips about the area. You will also find Frisian souvenirs and water, road, walking and cycling maps.

Start:

Stavoren tourist information centre

Stationsweg 7

8715 ES Stavoren

Finish:

Stavoren tourist information centre

Stationsweg 7

8715 ES Stavoren

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VVV Stavoren

VVV Stavoren

At VVV Stavoren you can get all the tourist information and tips about the area. You will also find Frisian souvenirs and water, road, walking and cycling maps.