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Kleiroute

40.6 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…

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.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Oostelijke industrieweg
8801 JW Franeker
1

De Stadsherberg

De Stadsherberg
Oud Kaatsveld 8
8801 AB Franeker
2

11Fountains Franeker

11Fountains Franeker
Breedeplaats 1
8801 LZ Franeker
3

Martinikerk Franeker

Martinikerk Franeker
Breedeplaats 2
8801 LZ Franeker
4

Grand Café De Doelen

Grand Café De Doelen
Breedeplaats 6
8801 LZ Franeker
5

Museum Martena

Museum Martena
Voorstraat 35
8801LA Franeker
Martenastins
6

Dykstra State

Dykstra State
Bitgumerdyk 24
9036 VS Menaldum
7

Stek Leeuwarden

Stek Leeuwarden
Harlingersingel 2
8913CJ Leeuwarden
8

Oldehove

Oldehove
Oldehove
Oldehoofsterkerkhof 1
8911 DH Leeuwarden
9

11Fountains Leeuwarden

11Fountains Leeuwarden
Stationsplein 1
8911AC Leeuwarden
10

Grand café De Dikke Van Dale

Grand café De Dikke Van Dale
Nieuwestad 69
8911CK Leeuwarden
11

Schoolplatenmuseum Deinum

Schoolplatenmuseum Deinum
Sint Janswei 3
9033 WN Deinum
End point: Oostelijke industrieweg
8801 JW Franeker