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Gaasterland cliff route

(29.3 km)

From the Visitor Centre in Oudemirdum you can cycle along the Gaasterland cliffs, formed during the last ice age but one. The route takes you through the Zuidwest Fryslân National Landscape conservation area. Come and explore this unique part of Friesland and enjoy the many birds you are likely to spot along the way. 

Bezoekerscentrum Mar en Klif Visitor Centre
The Gaasterland cliff route starts from the Visitor Centre, where you can learn about the nature and history of the Zuidwest Fryslân National Landscape conservation area. The exhibition is interesting for adults and entertaining for kids. It will tell you all about what you can see outside.

Oudemirdumer Klif 
The Oudemirdumer Klif (cliff at…

From the Visitor Centre in Oudemirdum you can cycle along the Gaasterland cliffs, formed during the last ice age but one. The route takes you through the Zuidwest Fryslân National Landscape conservation area. Come and explore this unique part of Friesland and enjoy the many birds you are likely to spot along the way. 

Bezoekerscentrum Mar en Klif Visitor Centre
The Gaasterland cliff route starts from the Visitor Centre, where you can learn about the nature and history of the Zuidwest Fryslân National Landscape conservation area. The exhibition is interesting for adults and entertaining for kids. It will tell you all about what you can see outside.

Oudemirdumer Klif 
The Oudemirdumer Klif (cliff at Oudemirdum) is of great geological value. The cliff-top viewing point is owned by the Natuurmonumenten association, which preserves natural and cultural heritage in the Netherlands. The viewing point is open to the public and offers magnificent views of Lake IJsselmeer. The cliff environment supports a rich variety of rare plants and mushrooms. Along the waterfront you can still find remnants of the old wooden seawall that once provided protection from the waves.

Mirnser Klif
The Mirnser Klif (cliff at Mirns) is used for recreational purposes. It is especially popular with kite surfers because the water here is very shallow. Kite flyers and paddlers also like to come here. Near the Mokkebank nature reserve, you can still see the remains of the wooden poles that protected the coast from the power of the waves.

Rode Klif (red cliff) at Lake IJsselmeer
This cliff is made of boulder clay and is named after the colour of the clay. Red boulder clay is found only in Gaasterland. The cliff is famous for being the site of the battle of Warns. The battle is commemorated by the large boulder. The inscription on the boulder, ‘Leaver dea as slaaf’ (better dead than a slave), speaks for itself.

Sights on this route

Starting point: De Brink 4
8567 JD Oudemirdum
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Bezoekerscentrum Mar en Klif

Bezoekerscentrum Mar en Klif
De Brink 4
8567 JD Oudemirdum
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Rijwielbedrijf 't Fietshoekje

Rijwielbedrijf 't Fietshoekje
Fonteinwei 1
8567JT Oudemirdum
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Oudemirdumer Klif (cliff at Oudemirdum)

Oudemirdumer Klif (cliff at Oudemirdum)
De Dollen
8567 HP Oudemirdum
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16
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it Mirnserklif near Mirns

it Mirnserklif near Mirns
Murnserdyk 46 a
8573 WP Mirns
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Strand en kitesurf strand het Mirnser Klif

Strand en kitesurf strand het Mirnser Klif
Paviljoen 't Mar
Murnserdyk 46 a
8573 WP Mirns
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Rode Klif (Red Cliff) at Lake IJsselmeer

Rode Klif (Red Cliff) at Lake IJsselmeer
Skarl
8721 EX Warns
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Hotel - Restaurant Jans

Hotel - Restaurant Jans
Mientwei 1
8572 WB Rijs
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IJsboerderij de Bûterkamp

IJsboerderij de Bûterkamp
De Bûterkamp 1
8567 LM Oudemirdum
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VVV Gaasterland

VVV Gaasterland
VVV Gaasterland, bij Mar en Klif
De Brink 4
8567 JD Oudemirdum
End point: De Brink 4
8567 JD Oudemirdum
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