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Dokkum - Sint Benedictuskerk church - Claercamp Monastery| Circular Walk 5 of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route

(30.5 km)

From the central market square in Dokkum you walk to Bonifatiuskapel, a Catholic chapel dedicated to Saint Boniface built in 1934. Although this beautiful chapel was built relatively recently, the Romanesque architectural features and traditional yellow bricks make it look old.   

You walk along inner dikes in a southerly direction towards to Dokkum. You pass Rinsma State country house and estate and continue on to the village of Damwâld and Sint Benedictuskerk Church, which was an important station on the route between the monasteries near Smalle Ee, Rinsumageast, Burgum and Dokkum.

You arrive at the little village of Rinsumageast, w…

From the central market square in Dokkum you walk to Bonifatiuskapel, a Catholic chapel dedicated to Saint Boniface built in 1934. Although this beautiful chapel was built relatively recently, the Romanesque architectural features and traditional yellow bricks make it look old.   

You walk along inner dikes in a southerly direction towards to Dokkum. You pass Rinsma State country house and estate and continue on to the village of Damwâld and Sint Benedictuskerk Church, which was an important station on the route between the monasteries near Smalle Ee, Rinsumageast, Burgum and Dokkum.

You arrive at the little village of Rinsumageast, which lies on a salt marsh ridge. Just north of here is the site of Claercamp monastery built in 1165. Claercamper Mar lake was created by the monks who dug out clay to make bricks. The monks also built the first modest dikes, dug ditches and constructed a sea lock in the Dokkumer Ee canal.

The slightly raised areas of land and the remaining canal ditches show that there was once a vast complex here to the east of Dokkum. But the buildings were torn down in 1580 during the Reformation. Keep going until you get to the little medieval church that still stands in the village of Jannum.

Cross the bridge over the Dokkumer Ee canal and continue along the meandering towpath that leads back to Dokkum.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Markt
Dokkum
1

Grote kerk of St-Martinuskerk Dokkum

Grote kerk of St-Martinuskerk Dokkum
De Markt 2
9101 LS Dokkum
Grote Kerk Dokkum
31
62
2

St Boniface Chapel

St Boniface Chapel
Bronlaan 12
9101 VS Dokkum
78
38
32
88
53
43
46
3

Sint-Benedictuskerk

Sint-Benedictuskerk
Doniawei 76
9104 GP Damwoude
Sint Benedictuskerk Damwoude
37
75
68
63
66
56
62
4

Kloosterkapel Sibrandahûs

Kloosterkapel Sibrandahûs
Burdaarderstrjitwei 4
9106 GA Sibrandahûs
Kloosterkapel Sibrandahûs Exterieur
18
32
38
5

Dokkumer Bolwerken

Dokkumer Bolwerken
Centrum
9101 MG Dokkum
6

11Fountains Dokkum

11Fountains Dokkum
De Markt 28
9101 LS Dokkum
End point: Markt
Dokkum

Directions

Starting point: Markt
Dokkum

Vanaf startpunt Markt naar knooppunt 31 en 62. Met gezicht naar Bonifatiuskapel linksaf, einde rechtsaf en vervolgens linksaf over rode brug (naar knooppunt 78).

Geelrode markering Elfstedenpad stukje volgen. Over Hoge Dijken, einde fietspad linksaf, direct rechtsaf langs Groot Diep. Einde linksaf fietspad onder brug door en weg vervolgen linksaf Wolddijk,

Rechtsaf naar Driesum over Dinzerbrug, door gehucht Wâldhiem, rechtdoor en na paar honderd meter rechtsaf voetpad langs elzensingel en sloot naar Dinzerleane. Volgen tot aan Driezum (38), voorbij Rinsma State (32) rechtsaf naar Rinsma Pôle.

Op 88 naar 53, in Wâlterswâld (43) rechtsaf naar Foarwei, linksaf naar Damwâld, volg knooppunt 46 - 37 - 75 voorbij Sint-Benedictuskerk, Foarwei aanhouden tot linksaf Fermanjepaad, vanaf daar Halerûte volgen naar 68. Op eind streekpad door nieuwbouwwijk naar hoofdweg door Akkerwoud (63), vervolgens na 66 rechtsaf door Geastmerbosk naar Rinsumageest.

In Rinsumageest Rjochthûsstrjitte, Stintzepaad naar de Alexander Kerk, terug naar dorp op 56 naar 51, op kruising Trekwei met Birdaardsterweg linksaf naar voormalig kloosterterrein Claerkamp (of rechtsaf naar kloosterkapel Sybrandahûs), vervolgens terug naar Dokkum via 18 - 32 - 38.

End point: Markt
Dokkum
  • 31
  • 62
  • 78
  • 38
  • 32
  • 88
  • 53
  • 43
  • 46
  • 37
  • 75
  • 68
  • 63
  • 66
  • 56
  • 62
  • 18
  • 32
  • 38