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Sexbierum-St. Jacobiparochie | Klooster Claercamppad pilgrimage trail: Stage 13

(17.7 km)

The last stage of the Klooster Claercamppad pilgrimage trail takes you from the village of Sexbierum to Sint Jacobiparochie, the starting point of one of the routes to the great pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela.

At the village of Sexbierum, which was built on a salt marsh, you can see a medieval fortified manor with an old gatehouse, the 12th-century Sixtus church with its lavish furnishings, a Dutch Reformed Church built in the style of the Amsterdam School and a historic windmill surrounded by a garden with old varieties of fruit trees and plants. 

The trail takes you past Latsma State country h…

The last stage of the Klooster Claercamppad pilgrimage trail takes you from the village of Sexbierum to Sint Jacobiparochie, the starting point of one of the routes to the great pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela.

At the village of Sexbierum, which was built on a salt marsh, you can see a medieval fortified manor with an old gatehouse, the 12th-century Sixtus church with its lavish furnishings, a Dutch Reformed Church built in the style of the Amsterdam School and a historic windmill surrounded by a garden with old varieties of fruit trees and plants. 

The trail takes you past Latsma State country house, along Fiskerspaed lane between fields of potatoes, carrots and beets to the sea dike. Just before the sea dike, you will see an old drainage ditch that is now a stopping place for meadow and water birds. You walk along the sea dike for a while then turn right onto the Slachtedyk dike, a famous secondary or ‘sleeper’ dike that leads to the village of Oosterbierum.

A winding crushed-shell path leads to a monastery garden inspired by Lidlum monastery, which once stood on Kapellewei road to the east of the village. This garden was planted on land that belongs to the Sint-Joriskerk (St George) church, further down the road. Just as the old monastery was a place where lay brothers worked together, the new monastery garden forms a bond between many of the villagers.  

Now back to the Wadden Sea one last time. Then along the Griene Dyk dike through the farmland of Friesland to the Groate Kerk church at Sint Jacobiparochie. The stunning views of the polders of the Het Bildt region from the top of the dike make for a wonderful end to the Klooster Claercamppad pilgrimage trail.

This route is part of the Klooster Claercamppad pilgrimage trail. 

Sights on this route

Starting point: Tsjerkepaed 1
8855 HM Sexbierum
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Molen De Korenaar Sexbierum

Molen De Korenaar Sexbierum

De Korenaar; een authentieke accomodatie die uitermate geschikt is voor uw evenement. Zo bevat de molen 2 zalen, een bar en een grote tuin. Sfeervol, romantisch monument. De molen is een officiële trouwlocatie met een prachtige tuin.

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Bjirmen

Bjirmen

Aan de rand van de zeedijk liggen namelijk oude kleiputten, dyksputten in het Fries genoemd. De Dyksputten zijn overblijfselen van de kleiwinning aan het einde van de negentiende eeuw. De opgegraven...

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Kloostertuin Oosterbierum

Kloostertuin Oosterbierum

Kloostertuin Oosterbierum. Dorpstuin met sociale zomerfunctie. Tuinieren voor jong en oud. Verkoop van bloemen, groente en gezelligheid.

Kloostertuin Oosterbierum appelbomen in bloei
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Putswal

Putswal

Meer informatie over rustpunten in o.a. Friesland is te vinden op www.rustpunt.nu.

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Groate Kerk church in Sint-Jacobiparochie

Groate Kerk church in Sint-Jacobiparochie

The imposing Groate Kerk church in the town of Sint Jacobiparochie has served as a cultural centre for the Het Bildt region for several decades, hosting concerts, meetings and other events.

Groate kerk
End point: Oosteinde 1
9079 KZ St.-Jacobiparochie
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