Kleiroute

1 hour 30 minutes (15.0 km)

Rembrandt once wrote to his wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh: ‘A land of tranquillity, atmosphere and charm, partly due to the clear golden light found along the seaside. The sea also provides clean air, clear climbing and the summer clouds, which are still whiter than white...’ You’ll be rewarded on the Clay Route, a boating route that starts at Franeker, one of the most beautiful historic cities in Friesland and 15 km west of Leeuwarden. It takes you along atmospheric villages like Dongjum, Boer, Ried, Berlikum and Menaldum. You can sail along and enjoy the varied nature in a particularly fascinating environment. Amenities are available at various locations along the way. From these locations, you can go on lovely walks or bike rides. The Cl…

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Rembrandt once wrote to his wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh: ‘A land of tranquillity, atmosphere and charm, partly due to the clear golden light found along the seaside. The sea also provides clean air, clear climbing and the summer clouds, which are still whiter than white...’ You’ll be rewarded on the Clay Route, a boating route that starts at Franeker, one of the most beautiful historic cities in Friesland and 15 km west of Leeuwarden. It takes you along atmospheric villages like Dongjum, Boer, Ried, Berlikum and Menaldum. You can sail along and enjoy the varied nature in a particularly fascinating environment. Amenities are available at various locations along the way. From these locations, you can go on lovely walks or bike rides. The Clay Route has a minimum depth of 1.50 metres, with two movable bridges that are operated in accordance with provincial times. The remaining bridges have a sailing clearance of 2.50 metres. Folders and a map of the route are available at the tourist offices in the Northwest Friesland region and the municipal offices in Franeker and Menaam.

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Locations on this route

Start point: Oostelijke industrieweg
8801 JW Franeker
End point: Harlingertrekweg
Leeuwarden