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Oersetters ferry route

3 hour 5 minutes (51.2 km)

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The ‘Oersetters’ is a fantastic ferryboat cycling trip which takes you around the Southwest Friesland National Landscape. In 2014, the ‘Oersetters’ was acclaimed the best ferryboat cycling trip of the Netherlands, by the ANWB and pedestrian ferryboat association.

The name refers to the two pedestrian and bike ferries which are part of this cycling trip around the Fri…

The ‘Oersetters’ is a fantastic ferryboat cycling trip which takes you around the Southwest Friesland National Landscape. In 2014, the ‘Oersetters’ was acclaimed the best ferryboat cycling trip of the Netherlands, by the ANWB and pedestrian ferryboat association.

The name refers to the two pedestrian and bike ferries which are part of this cycling trip around the Frisian Lakes region, and comes from the type of boat traditionally used to ferry people back and forth. These two ferry boats certainly give the trip a very special touch. If you’re looking to discover and experience the beautiful landscape of Southwest Friesland by bike, then this ‘Oersetters’ cycling route offers no end of opportunities. From cycling through the very diverse watery landscape of Southwest Friesland, you will suddenly find yourself in a village or a historic Frisian city, before continuing on your way past the wide-open panoramic fields of this Frisian land. The ‘Oersetters’ really is a voyage of discovery!

There is so much to see, and various picnic benches all along the route, though of course you can always pop into one of the many cafés and restaurants, some of them on the waterside. You can also charge your electric bike at various points along the route. 

Check the map for all stops along the way. 

Sights on this route

Starting point: VVV locatie Bolsward
Wipstraat 6
8701 HZ Bolsward

Museum It Gysbert Japicxhûs

Jongemastraat 2
8701 JD Bolsward
Museum It Gysbert Japicxhûs
06

11Fountains Bolsward

Broereplein 10
8701 JC Bolsward
11Fountains Bolsward

Broerekerk (church)

Broereplein 10
8701JC Bolsward
Broerekerk (church)
08 24 13

Kootje bij de Brug Kanoverhuur annex Theetuin a/h Water

Wolsumerketting 5
8774PK Wolsum
Kootje bij de Brug Kanoverhuur annex Theetuin a/h Water
12 14 15 16

Fietspont Renema

Fietspont Renema
Kaepwei 4
8611 JL Gaastmeer
Droech oer de Feart
Fietspont Renema
33 34

D'Ald Herberch

Munkedyk 46
8611JR Gaastmeer
D'Ald Herberch

Fietspont Gaastmeer-Heidenskip

Yntemapolder 4
8611 JS Gaastmeer
Fietspont Gaastmeer-Heidenskip
23 18

E-Rent Friesland

Spoardyk 24
8711 CJ Workum
E-Rent Friesland

Biologische kaasmakerij de Nylander

Versmarkt 'De 3 ambachten'
Begine 52
8711 BK Workum
Biologische kaasmakerij de Nylander

Thijs van der Meer Keurslager

Versmarkt 'De 3 ambachten'
Begine 52
8711 BK Workum
Thijs van der Meer Keurslager

11Fountains Workum

Skill
8711 CL Workum
11Fountains Workum
17

Museum Warkums Erfskip

Merk 4
8711CL Workum
Museum Warkums Erfskip

Jopie Huisman Museum

Noard 6
8711AH Workum
Jopie Huisman Museum

Hotel Restaurant Wymerts

Noard 37
8711 AB Workum
Hotel Restaurant Wymerts
04 02 07

B&B Allingastate

Meerweg 3
8758LC Allingawier
B&B Allingastate
03 87 01 05 06
End point: Wipstraat 6
8701 HZ Bolsward

Directions

Starting point: VVV locatie Bolsward
Wipstraat 6
8701 HZ Bolsward

Start: VVV location in Bolsward
Wipstraat 6
8701 HZ Bolsward

Finish: Wipstraat 6
8701 HZ Bolsward

End point: Wipstraat 6
8701 HZ Bolsward
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Attributes

  • Marked: Yes
  • Type of Route: Recreation
  • Route obstacles: With water
  • Route characteristics: From A to A, Connecting cycle route
  • Seasonal information: Always check the operating period and times for the Gaastmeer ferry across the Yntemasleat and the Nijhuizum ferry. Restaurants, museums and other businesses may have limited opening hours during winter months. Check the route before departure or contact the tourist information centre (VVV) for advice.
  • E-bikeYes
  • Tour bikeYes