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Heerenveen - Wolvega | Section 12 of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route

24.7 km

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This walk takes you to Schoterconvent and another Bonifatiuskerk church, this time in the village of Ter Idzard.

In 1299, the German Order of Teutonic Knights established a settlement on a bend in the River Tsjonger near what today is the little village of Oudeschoot. The monastery built on this site was known as Schoterconvent. It had a church and also served as a hospital. Today it is commemorated by a small plaque on the side of the road. You walk past Skoattertsjerke church, which stands where the monastery once stood. 

After the Reformation a fort was built o…

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This walk takes you to Schoterconvent and another Bonifatiuskerk church, this time in the village of Ter Idzard.

In 1299, the German Order of Teutonic Knights established a settlement on a bend in the River Tsjonger near what today is the little village of Oudeschoot. The monastery built on this site was known as Schoterconvent. It had a church and also served as a hospital. Today it is commemorated by a small plaque on the side of the road. You walk past Skoattertsjerke church, which stands where the monastery once stood. 

After the Reformation a fort was built on the foundations of the monastery to defend against the Spanish. The fort on the River Tjonger was part of the Frisian Water Line. Though it is not on the same site, Tjongerschans Hospital in Heerenveen is named after the fort.

You continue along the River Tsjonger, past the villages of Mildam and Ter Idzard, on your way to Wolvega. 

After the Reformation, many Catholics continued to practice their faith in secret and held services in clandestine churches. A new Roman Catholic church was built in Wolvega in the 19th century. Here you can see the remarkable burial chapel that holds the remains of the Frisian adventurer Tinco Lycklama à Nijeholt and his wife. Both converted to the Catholic faith and wanted to be buried here. 

Sights on this route

Starting point: Trambaan
8441 Heerenveen
71
1

Crackstate

Crackstate
Crackstraat 2
8441 ES Heerenveen
74
2

Museum Heerenveen

Museum Heerenveen
De Heerenveense School
Minckelersstraat 11
8442 CE Heerenveen
23 22 01 25 51 56
3

Skoattertsjerke

Skoattertsjerke
Skoattertsjerke
Schoterlandseweg 24
8451 CP Oudeschoot
Skoattertsjerke
58 59 49 48 77 88
4

Bonifatiuskerk Ter Idzard

Bonifatiuskerk Ter Idzard
Idzardaweg 61
8476EP Ter Idzard
Bonifatiuskerk Ter Idzard
81 26 28 23 27 89 13 18 49 42
5

Kapel Tinco Lycklama à Nijeholt

Kapel Tinco Lycklama à Nijeholt
Lycklamaweg 10
8471 JX Wolvega
Grafkapel Tinco Lycklama
44 70
End point: Stationsweg
8471 Wolvega

Directions

Starting point: Trambaan
8441 Heerenveen

Van knoppunt 71 (bordje staat wat verborgen voor station Heerenveen bij fietstunnel onder spoor door aan voorzijde station) naar knooppunt 74 - 23 - 22 - 25 - 51 - 56 - 58 - 59 - 49 - 48  - 77 - 88 - 81 - 26 - 28 - 23     - 27 - 89 - 13 - 18 - 49 - 42 - 44 - 70 (station Wolvega).

End point: Stationsweg
8471 Wolvega
71
74
23
22
01
25
51
56
58
59
49
48
77
88
81
26
28
23
27
89
13
18
49
42
44
70