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In Noble Footsteps

2 hour (11.0 km)

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Have you always wondered how the noble families used to live? In this historic walking tour, Jort Kelder takes you through the picturesque villages: Olterterp and Beetsterzwaag. You stop at several country houses with a historical character.

Jort: "In this historical tour, I will guide you to two Frisian villages with a rich history: Olterterp and Beetsterzwaag. The Frisian Noble family has used live here since the 18th of century. I will tell you about the rich influences of the noble family on this area and the lucrative investments they made for the area at the time. During this walking tour through the ''other Friesland'', we will visit several country houses and how they have lived in Olterterp and Beetsterzwaag.''

Use the Izi Travel app, so you can listen to the stories of Jort Kelder at every point.

https://izi.travel/nl/2c91-in-adellijke-voetsporen-met-jort-kelder/nl

Sights on this route

Starting point: Het Witte Huis
Van Harinxmaweg 20
9246 TL Olterterp
75 89

Alpherbosch & Large Pond

Alpherbosch & Grote vijver
Beetsterzwaag
Grote vijver Olterterp
Alpherbosch & Large Pond
81 83 84 85

The White Lake

Poostweg
9244 BZ Beetsterzwaag
The White Lake

Landgoed Lauswolt

Van Harinxmaweg 10
9244 CJ Beetsterzwaag
Landgoed Lauswolt
16

Harinxmastate

Van Harinxmaweg 1
9244 CJ Beetsterzwaag
Harinxmastate
15 14 10

Lycklamahuis

Hoofdstraat 80
9244 CP Beetsterzwaag
Lycklamahuis

Ons Huis (poorhouse)

Hoofdstraat 79
9244 CM Beetsterzwaag
Ons Huis (poorhouse)
11 12 11

Lyndenstein House

Hoofdstraat 3
9244 CL Beetsterzwaag
Lyndensteyn Herfstkleuren
Lyndenstein House
18 91 74 70 79

St. Hippolytuskerk Olterterp ((Church of Saint Hippolytus)

Achterwei 6
9246 TL Olterterp
St. Hippolytuskerk Olterterp ((Church of Saint Hippolytus)
76 75
End point: Het Witte Huis
Van Harinxmaweg 20
9246 TL Olterterp

Directions

Starting point: Het Witte Huis
Van Harinxmaweg 20
9246 TL Olterterp

The starting point of this walking tour starts at Hotel-restaurant 'Het Witte Huis'. From there you walk on a narrow road towards the Alpherbosch & Grote Vijver. Then you continue the route through the forest towards White Lake.

 This 11 km walking tour will bring you through the forest as well as through the center of Beetsterzwaag. All that walking requires good shoes. For a walking tour through the forest, we ask you to put on sturdy walking shoes. In bad weather, we recommend that you bring extra pair of wellies. Furthermore, the dirt routes through the forest are easy to walk. After a walking tour through the Hoofdstraat, you walk towards St. Hippolytuskerk Olterterp, this is also the last stop of this walking tour. Just like the start of this tour, you will walk largely through the forest. At the end of the walking tour, you will arrive at 'Het Witte Huis'.

End point: Het Witte Huis
Van Harinxmaweg 20
9246 TL Olterterp
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Attributes

  • Marked: No
  • Type of Route: Nature track, Recreation