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Leeuwarden - Mantgum | Elfstedenpad Hiking Trail: Section 1

21.5 km

The enchanting Prinsentuin park in Leeuwarden, Friesland’s capital city, is the starting point of the Elfstedenpad hiking trail which takes you to the eleven historical cities in the province.

Leaving the city centre via the monumental Vrouwenpoortsbrug bridge, you walk along old towpaths and Mass paths to the mound villages of Deinum, Boksum and Jellum. From afar you can see the lofty church towers of these little villages in the distance with a vast expanse of meadowland in between.

In the village of Bears you can see the spectacular steel replica of the Uniastate country house, which was demolished in 1756. From here you continue to the village of Jorwert, famous for its open-air theatre. 

This section of the trail ends in the elegant village of Mantgum with its imposing properties, ancient trees, and gardens designed by the famous landscape architect Lucas Pieters Roodbaard.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Vrouwenpoort 1
8911 DD Leeuwarden
1

City Park and Marina De Prinsentuin

City Park and Marina De Prinsentuin
Prinsentuin 1
8911DE Leeuwarden
51 40 43 60 61
2

De Sipel

De Sipel
De Sipel
Heechpaed
9033 XJ Deinum
84 85
3

Uniastate Bears

Uniastate Bears
Tsjerkepaad 3
9025 BM Bears FR
86 31 30 60 61 45 43 73 88 75
End point: Hegedyk 2
9022 BW Mantgum

Directions

Starting point: Vrouwenpoort 1
8911 DD Leeuwarden
  • Vanaf de hoofdstad Leeuwarden trek je in zuidelijke richting via de knooppunten 51 en 40. 
  • Vervolgens volg je de knooppunten 43 - 60 - 61 naam Deinum. Knooppunt 84 en 85 leiden daarna naar Blessum.
  • Wandel naar 86 (Boksum) en via Jellum door naar 31 (Bears).
  • Volg knooppunt 30, 60, 61, 45 naar Jorwert voodat je via 43, 73 en 88 in Mantgum arriveert. 
  • In Mantgum is een treinstation aanwezig. 
End point: Hegedyk 2
9022 BW Mantgum
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