Skip to main content
MAP

Damwâld – Kollum | Section 4 of the Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

(18.5 km)

This section of the route leads through the northern end of the woods of Friesland Be sure to look around you as you walk. This small-scale landscape is unique to the Netherlands. It is also the best preserved countryside in the Netherlands.

Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

The combination of cultural history and natural elements makes the Noardlike Fryske Wâl…

This section of the route leads through the northern end of the woods of Friesland Be sure to look around you as you walk. This small-scale landscape is unique to the Netherlands. It is also the best preserved countryside in the Netherlands.

Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

The combination of cultural history and natural elements makes the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area unique in Europe. A network of walks covering 165 kilometres leads you through ancient landscapes where traces of the past dating back hundreds of years are still visible. Pingos formed in the Ice Age, boulder clay deposits in the subsoil, areas where peat formed and was cut and small-scale farmland enclosed by rows of alders and wooded banks. Today these trees that were planted to contain livestock and prevent sandy soil from being eroded, play an important role in preserving the unique biodiversity in the region. Local farmers are largely responsible for the maintenance of this unique hedgerow and woodland landscape that is probably one of Friesland’s best kept secrets.

It is possible to start anywhere along the 165 kilometres of the Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area. The route is signposted with red and yellow trail markers and runs from the town of Burgum, through the Trynwâlden area to the villages of Damwâld, Kollum, Buitenpost, Oudega and Eastermar, eventually arriving back in Burgum.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Haadwei
9104 BE Damwâld
21
1

Sint-Benedictuskerk

Sint-Benedictuskerk
Doniawei 76
9104 GP Damwoude
Sint Benedictuskerk Damwoude
2

Museum 'de Sûkerei' Damwâld

Museum 'de Sûkerei' Damwâld
Trekwei 8 a
9104 AB Damwald
17
22
74
74
53
88
73
58
54
71
93
37
43
84
45
48
42
3

Kollumer Museum Mr Andreae

Kollumer Museum Mr Andreae
Oostenburgstraat 2
9291 EM Kollum
85
End point: Voorstraat
9291 CC Kollum
  • 21
  • 17
  • 22
  • 74
  • 74
  • 53
  • 88
  • 73
  • 58
  • 54
  • 71
  • 93
  • 37
  • 43
  • 84
  • 45
  • 48
  • 42
  • 85