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National Park De Alde Feanen | Hosts Route

(47.4 km)

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Note: The ferry between Eernewoude (Earnewâld) and Warten on the route does not run this season because of Corona. This means you will have to cycle via the following junctions: 33-69-34-35 (via Fonejachtbrug).
Tip: Make sure you have some money for the ferries along the way.

This two-and-a-half-hour route starts in Eernewoude. The water sports village of Eernewoude i…

Note: The ferry between Eernewoude (Earnewâld) and Warten on the route does not run this season because of Corona. This means you will have to cycle via the following junctions: 33-69-34-35 (via Fonejachtbrug).
Tip: Make sure you have some money for the ferries along the way.

This two-and-a-half-hour route starts in Eernewoude. The water sports village of Eernewoude is a very popular place for cyclists and boaters. Here you can look for souvenir shops and you will pass the Alde Feanen Verhuur, where you can rent a canoe to discover the nature reserve from the water. You will also pass Bezoekerscentrum De Alde Feanen and the popular Hotel Restaurant Princenhof, which offers a nice spot for boat watching on the water. Follow the turnings as indicated to arrive at the south side of the village. On the way, you will pass tourist spots such as Camping 't Wiid, De Twirre, It Pettebosk, Waterspeelplaats It Wiid and the Skûtsjemuseum.
We cycle from Eernewoude to Warten, across the beautiful Wikelslân. An area full of fields and meadows. It is a beautiful nature area to stretch your legs. Reeds, bushes, hay and grassland adorn your walk, and you will discover animal species that have disappeared elsewhere: the greenfinch, the water rail, the bluethroat and the bearded tit. In Warten itself you can visit the Warten Museum, where you will hear a special story from the hermit couple Sytze and Maaike. Please note that this museum is closed from October to April inclusive! 


From Warten we cycle towards Wergea, (Warga): in this village, you can spend the night at De Lytse Buorren.
We continue on to Grou. A great little water sports village with a nice village center where you can take a break on a terrace. Our hosts in this area are Informatiepunt Grou, Watersportpark Yn'e Lijte, Sup away Grou, Hotel Restaurant Oostergoo, Rondvaartbedrijf Redbad, Moai Fuort Grou and Anja Bootverhuur. Follow the road to cross over to the ferry and continue cycling. You are now cycling along a narrow waterway and endless meadows and views. Keep an eye on the right side, because just after the bend you can cycle to the De Burd polder mill from the 18th century. A nice place to rest!

After a short break, we continue towards the beautiful De Veenhoop, which we reach by ferry. De Veenhoop is also known among the Frisians for the Veenhoop Festival and sailing regattas. We continue past a rest area with a toilet, at Reidsloot. The route now leads along and through the Alde Feanen National Park, which, like the Wadden Sea area, was created by polders and peat cutting. The hand of man is much more visible here, in the straight water lines that show how and where peat used to be extracted. Just before entering Oudega is the beautiful De Stjelp campsite, where water sports and nature come together. When we leave Oudega, we drive to Eernewoude, with beautiful landscapes on our right. This is Friesland puur: moors, meadows and cycle paths.
Back in Eernewoude there are many opportunities to learn more about the area and its culture. For example, at the Skûtsjemuseum. But of course, a boat trip is also possible after a bike ride.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Koaidyk 8 a
9264 TP Earnewâld
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Bezoekerscentrum Nationaal Park De Alde Feanen

Koaidyk 8 a
9264 TP Earnewâld
Bezoekerscentrum Nationaal Park De Alde Feanen
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Toeristenbureau Earnewâld

P. Miedemaweg 9 .
9264 TJ Earnewâld
Toeristenbureau Earnewâld
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Hotel Restaurant Princenhof

Piet Miedemaweg 15
9264 TJ Earnewâld
Hotel Restaurant Princenhof
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It Wikelslân - natuurgebied in NP Alde Feanen

It Wikelslân
Dominee Bolleman - van der Veenweg 7 b
Earnewald
It Wikelslân - natuurgebied in NP Alde Feanen
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Outdoor Veldboom

Ds. van der Veenweg 7
9264 TA Eernewoude
Outdoor Veldboom
37 36 35 33
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De Kok en de Walvis

Hoofdstraat 31
9003 LC Warten
De Kok en de Walvis
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Museum Warten

Hellingpad 3
9003 LM Warten
Museum Warten
32
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Kid's Farm, Camp-site, and Restaurant De Watsenster

Midbourren 7
9003 LB Warten
Kid's Farm, Camp-site, and Restaurant De Watsenster
96 97 85 31 30
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Water Sports ANJA

Meersweg 9 a
9001BG Grou
Water Sports ANJA
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Molen de Burd/Bird

9001ZT Grou
Molen de Burd/Bird
06 12 14 44
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De Stjelp - Camping Oudega

Camping De Tsjelp
It West 48
9216 XE Oudega
De Stjelp - Camping Oudega
40 39
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Skûtsjemuseum Earnewâld

De Stripe 12
9264TX Earnewâld
Skûtsjemuseum Earnewâld
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Annage Skûtsjesilen

Annage
De reidtugel 5
9264TS Earnewald
Annage Skûtsjesilen
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Alde Feanen Rentals

De Stripe 22
9264TW Earnewâld
Alde Feanen Rentals
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Museum It Kokelhûs fan Jan en Sjut

It Fliet 14 -
9264 TD Earnewâld
Museum It Kokelhûs fan Jan en Sjut
End point: Koaidyk 8 a
9264 TP Earnewâld

Directions

Starting point: Koaidyk 8 a
9264 TP Earnewâld
  • Activity farm and Restaurant De Wartenster
    The perfect spot to take a break and enjoy the space in a rural setting. Very kid-proof because you can completely recharge here while the children have loads of fun in the playground.

  • Tourist Office Earnewâld
    Welcome to Earnewâld, a charming water sports village and bustling green wetland paradise that’s surprisingly versatile and centrally located in the De Alde Feanen National Park, with activities for young and old alike. The surrounding area is ideal for cycling, boating and hiking trips. We’re happy to talk about everything we have to offer.
  • Skûtsjemuseum Earnewâld
    Old shipbuilding crafts such as forging and sail making are highlighted. Hundreds of parts of skûtsjes (Frisian boats) and tools are attractively arranged. Want to see it all for yourself?
  • Outdoor Veldboom — Hop off the bike and spend an unforgettable afternoon taking part in one of the many fun activities set in the beautiful natural surroundings of Alde Feanen. From archery, wall climbing, and water walking with water balls to Who is the Mole!

  • Hotel Restaurant Princenhof
    On the outskirts of the village of Earnewâld, right in the heart of Friesland, lies Hotel Restaurant Princenhof. Have a delicious meal and a pastry while enjoying a dazzling view.
  • Tourist Office Eernewoude
    Welcome to Earnewâld, a charming water sports village and bustling green wetland paradise that’s surprisingly versatile and centrally located in the De Alde Feanen National Park, with activities for young and old alike. The surrounding area is ideal for cycling, boating and hiking trips. We’re happy to talk about everything we have to offer.

  • Boat rental
    Discovering Eernewoude from the water is highly recommended. That's why you have 3 enthusiastic hosts ready to assist you. Alde Feanen rental, Hollema rental and It Wiid boat rental can provide you with lovely boats.

  • Visitor Centre De Alde Feanen National Park
    The information desk here has all the available routes and excursions in the area. Children can borrow challenging research material that helps them get to know the area in an adventurous way. Also, we recommend visiting the free exhibition 'Geraakt! (I’m hit!)The last flight of Lancaster R5682'
  • Rest stops in Oudega
    Oudega has 2 great places to stop for a rest. Make a stopover at Justesoars for delicious homemade ice cream at 't Buthus. A tasty treat. Or relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful views in Friesland at the Brêgeham rest stop.
End point: Koaidyk 8 a
9264 TP Earnewâld
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