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Dokkum - Feanwâlden | Section 1 of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route

17.4 km

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After the fall of the Roman Empire, the free Frisians gradually became a major power in Europe with a large merchant fleet. Boniface was a monk from England entrusted with the mission of converting the heathens in Friesland to Christianity. He was making his way to Dokkum to perform baptisms when he was murdered.

However, Christianity eventually became the dominant religion in Europe and monasteries sprang up like mushrooms. Dokkum became a place of pilgrimage on the Wadden Sea coast.   

The first section of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route sets off from where Saint Boniface was murdered. Leading past several churches, a sacred spring and a nature reserve once thought be a god-forsaken area, it arrives at the village of Feanwâlden, where you can see the only remaining medieval stronghold in Friesland.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Markt 32
9101 LS Dokkum
38
1

Grote kerk of St-Martinuskerk Dokkum

Grote kerk of St-Martinuskerk Dokkum
De Markt 2
9101 LS Dokkum
Grote Kerk Dokkum
2

Sint-Bonifatiuskerk

Sint-Bonifatiuskerk
Koningstraat 26
9101 LR Dokkum
3

Bonifatius Brewery

Bonifatius Brewery
Diepswal 5
9101 LA Dokkum
4

Museum Dokkum

Museum Dokkum
Diepswal 27
9101 LA Dokkum
14 31
5

St Boniface Chapel

St Boniface Chapel
Bronlaan 12
9101 VS Dokkum
62 73 23 37
6

Sint-Benedictuskerk

Sint-Benedictuskerk
Doniawei 76
9104 GP Damwoude
Sint Benedictuskerk Damwoude
21 17 16 23 65 84 42
7

De Houtwiel Nature Reserve

De Houtwiel Nature Reserve
De Houtwiel
P-plaats Schwartzenbergloane, nabij Goddeloaze Singel 14
9108 AL Broeksterwâld
Houtwiel_erop uit in Friesland
25 48 81 86
8

De Schierstins Cultural History Centre

De Schierstins Cultural History Centre
Hoofdstraat 1
9269 SW Feanwâlden
Schierstins fietsers
End point: Haadstrjitte 8
9269 SZ Feanwâlden

Directions

Starting point: Markt 32
9101 LS Dokkum

Vanaf Dokkum volg de wandelknooppunten 38 - 14 - 31 - 62 - 73 - 23 - 37 - 21 - 17 - 16 - 23 richting 65 achter Broeksterwâld.

Patrimoniumwei, rechtsaf Broekpôlen, linkaf Broekpôlen vervolgen, linksaf streekpad over wal terug naar Patrimoniumwei, rechtsaf over kasseien naar Schwartzenbergloane naar knoopunt 84.

Op Goddeloze Singel (42) rechtsaf pad door Houtwiel, vervolgens rechtsaf (25) Goddeloze singel vervolgen (48). Waar fietspad weg kruist rechtsaf (81) over Oastein naar Feanwâlden, deze gaat in dorp over in Headstrjitte (86).

End point: Haadstrjitte 8
9269 SZ Feanwâlden
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