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Living with water

40.2 km

This cycling tour takes you back to the last Ice Age. The marshy peatland made it impossible to build in this area. Peat cutting, flooding, land reclamation… everything that happened here is inextricably linked with water. At that time there was too much water in Friesland. Yet the people who lived in this area chose to battle with all that water. Why? Find out during this cycling tour. 

The cycling tour takes you from the town of Wolvega, along the river Linde and through the wonderfully tranquil countryside of southeast Friesland. The landscape is characterised by peat polders, various kinds of water and nature reserves. 

To listen to the remarkable stories that forester Arjan Postma tells at each point along the way, use the izi.TRAVEL app. 

Sights on this route

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Kerk op de Hoogte

Kerk op de Hoogte
Kerk op de Hoogte
Kerkstraat 7
8471 CD Wolvega
50
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De Scheene Waterway

De Scheene Waterway
De Scheene
Wolvega
06 52
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Vennetje

Vennetje
Boelstraweg
Oldelamer
Ven met paarden
02
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De Tjonger

De Tjonger
Tjongerpad
Delstrahuizen
5

Brandemeer Nature Reserve

Brandemeer Nature Reserve
Oude Maden
Oldelamer
34 35
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Windmolen de Rietvink

Windmolen de Rietvink
Windmolen de Rietvink
Veendijk 6
8481 JC Nijetrijne
28 30
7

Bird-Watching Hut for Birds that Don’t Exist

Bird-Watching Hut for Birds that Don’t Exist
Parkeren bij:
Pieter Stuyvesantweg 199
8482 JG Spanga
vogelkijkhut spanga
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Spanga Bell Tower

Spanga Bell Tower
Spangahoekweg 32
Spanga
Klokketoren Spanga
32
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Rottige Meente - Lindedijk - Vogelkijkhut

Rottige Meente - Lindedijk - Vogelkijkhut
8481 Nijetrijne
10

River Linde

River Linde
Marktweg
Spanga
36
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Driewegsluis, De Linde

Driewegsluis, De Linde
Gapenburg
8481 KH Nijetrijne
75
12

Steiger Et Wiede

Steiger Et Wiede
Nijetrijne
77 49
13

Blessebrugschans

Blessebrugschans
Steenwijkerweg
De Blesse
79 83
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Directions

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Luister naar de verhalen van boswachter Arjan Postma via de Izi travel route app:

https://izi.travel/en/browse/924184e2-96ce-4028-a582-f0a6da985502

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