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Garyp - De Veenhoop | Section 3 of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route

(16.4 km)

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At the start of the third section of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route you cross the Wâldwei road near the village of Garyp. You pass the little village of Sigerswâld where five nuns who fled from the province of North Holland founded Sinaï monastery. They lived simply and humbly. Their mission was to help the poor and the sick. Sadly, when the Spanish invaded the monastery was burned down as a precaution. Today the history of the area lives on in the names of local roads and waterways, such as 'Nonnepaed' (Nun Lane) and 'Zustervaart' (Sister Canal). 

You continue on to the village …

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At the start of the third section of the Bonifatius Kloosterpad Monastery Route you cross the Wâldwei road near the village of Garyp. You pass the little village of Sigerswâld where five nuns who fled from the province of North Holland founded Sinaï monastery. They lived simply and humbly. Their mission was to help the poor and the sick. Sadly, when the Spanish invaded the monastery was burned down as a precaution. Today the history of the area lives on in the names of local roads and waterways, such as 'Nonnepaed' (Nun Lane) and 'Zustervaart' (Sister Canal). 

You continue on to the village of Oudega in Smallingerland with its impressive St Agathakerk church built in the 12th century. From here, the route leads through the Jan Durkspolder wetland reserve that is part of De Alde Feanen National Park and, after a short ferry crossing, ends at the village of De Veenhoop.    

Sights on this route

Starting point: Greate Buorren 50
9263 PN Garyp
31 13 51
1

Voormalig klooster Sinaï

Nonnepaed
9263 TX Sigerswald
Nonnepaad bord
Voormalig klooster Sinaï
57 81 49 48
2

Sint-Agathakerk

Buorren 1
9216 WB Oudega
Agathakerk Oudega
Sint-Agathakerk
3

Oudega Courthouse

Rechthuis Oudega
Fabrykswei
Oudega
Oudega Courthouse
44 83 93
4

Jan Durkspolder

Alde Feanen - Jan Durkspolder - Vogelkijkhut
Geau 2
9216 XJ Oudega
Jan Durkspolder vogelkijkhut
Jan Durkspolder
95 20 26 23 66
End point: Kraenlânswei 5
9215 VZ De Veenhoop

Directions

Starting point: Greate Buorren 50
9263 PN Garyp

Vanaf 31 over Mounehoek langs bakkerij Van der Zee dorp uit. 13 - 51 - 57

Streekpad volgen door Sigerswâld, tunnel onder weg door op T linksaf naar Oudega over Sigerswâld, voorbij bocht naar rechts en bij Zustervaart rechtsaf boerenpad door de weilanden langs boomstrook naar 81 - 49    48 - 44 - 83 - 93 - 95 - 20 - 26

Pak de veerpont naar knooppunt 23 - 66. LET OP: veerpont vaart in de wintermaanden niet!

End point: Kraenlânswei 5
9215 VZ De Veenhoop
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