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Historical Walk: In the Footsteps of the Nobility

11.0 km

Have you ever wondered how aristocratic families once lived? Find out on this historical walk as Dutch journalist and television presenter Jort Kelder leads you through the picturesque little villages of Olterterp and Beetsterzwaag and stops at several traditional country houses.

Jort: ‘On this historical walk I take you to the Frisian villages of Olterterp and Beetsterzwaag. Both have a rich history. From the 18th century onwards, members of the Frisian nobility and their families lived in this area. I explain how these villages and their surroundings were richly influenced by these aristocratic families and their lucrative investments in the region. During this walk through ‘the other Friesland’ we stop at several country houses and see how members of the nobility once lived in the villages of Olterterp and Beetsterzwaag.’

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Have you ever wondered how aristocratic families once lived? Find out on this historical walk as Dutch journalist and television presenter Jort Kelder leads you through the picturesque little villages of Olterterp and Beetsterzwaag and stops at several traditional country houses.

Jort: ‘On this historical walk I take you to the Frisian villages of Olterterp and Beetsterzwaag. Both have a rich history. From the 18th century onwards, members of the Frisian nobility and their families lived in this area. I explain how these villages and their surroundings were richly influenced by these aristocratic families and their lucrative investments in the region. During this walk through ‘the other Friesland’ we stop at several country houses and see how members of the nobility once lived in the villages of Olterterp and Beetsterzwaag.’

Use the izi.TRAVEL app to listen to what Jort Kelder has to say at each point along the way. 

https://izi.travel/nl/2c91-in-noble-footsteps-with-jort-kelder/en

Sights on this route

Starting point: Het Witte Huis
Van Harinxmaweg 20
9246 TL Olterterp
75 89
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Alpherbosch & Large Pond

Alpherbosch & Large Pond
Alpherbosch & Grote vijver
Beetsterzwaag
Grote vijver Olterterp
81 83 84 85
2

The White Lake

The White Lake
Poostweg
9244 BZ Beetsterzwaag
3

Landgoed Lauswolt

Landgoed Lauswolt
Van Harinxmaweg 10
9244 CJ Beetsterzwaag
16
4

Harinxmastate

Harinxmastate
Van Harinxmaweg 1
9244 CJ Beetsterzwaag
15 14 10
5

Lycklamahuis

Lycklamahuis
Hoofdstraat 80
9244 CP Beetsterzwaag
6

Huize Lyndenstein

Huize Lyndenstein
Hoofdstraat 3
9244 CL Beetsterzwaag
7

Ons Huis (poorhouse)

Ons Huis (poorhouse)
Hoofdstraat 79
9244 CM Beetsterzwaag
11 12 11 18 91 74 70 79
8

St. Hippolytuskerk Olterterp ((Church of Saint Hippolytus)

St. Hippolytuskerk Olterterp ((Church of Saint Hippolytus)
Achterwei 6
9246 TL Olterterp
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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