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Living with (your feet in) Water

17.0 km

On this cycling tour you learn more about the origin and history of the Rottige Meente nature reserve in the province of Friesland. The name ‘Rottige Meente’ refers to a small area south of the village of Nijetrijne. At one time this area was known as the ‘big peat polder in Weststellingwerf’. The waterlogged peat landscape that developed here shortly after the Ice Age attracted many wild animals and insects. It also attracted people, who came here to cut peat. In those days dry peat or turf was extremely important as a fuel. 

Arjan Postma takes you to some beautiful places where you find out more about a landscape that consists primarily of natural elements. 

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Sights on this route

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Windmolen de Rietvink

Windmolen de Rietvink
Veendijk 6
8481 JC Nijetrijne
Windmolen de Rietvink
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Driewegsluis, De Linde

Gapenburg
8481 KH Nijetrijne
Driewegsluis, De Linde
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River Linde

Marktweg
Spanga
River Linde
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Rottige Meente - Lindedijk - Vogelkijkhut

8481 Nijetrijne
Rottige Meente - Lindedijk - Vogelkijkhut
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Spanga Bell Tower

Spangahoekweg 32
Spanga
Klokketoren Spanga
Spanga Bell Tower
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Het voetpad

Voetpad
Scherpenzeel
Het voetpad
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