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Ferry-Cycling Tour Aldegeaster Breken

(14.5 km)

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A brisk walking tour around the water of the beautiful Oudegaaster Breken, crossing the water on the way with a ferry.

Mini village
You start in the ancient mini village of Nijhuizum. Here you will find Friesland's smallest church, a simple building from 1721 without a connection to the electricity network, surrounded by an old cemetery. You cycle along the Nijhuizumervaart towards the ferry of the Renema family. Here you will be 'droech oer de feart' (droech oer de feart) at the indicated times, which means you will be put dry on the canal, for which you pay one euro.

In the middle of meadows
Cycle down the long Keapwei in the middle of the meadows towards Gaastmeer. In the 'front v…

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A brisk walking tour around the water of the beautiful Oudegaaster Breken, crossing the water on the way with a ferry.

Mini village
You start in the ancient mini village of Nijhuizum. Here you will find Friesland's smallest church, a simple building from 1721 without a connection to the electricity network, surrounded by an old cemetery. You cycle along the Nijhuizumervaart towards the ferry of the Renema family. Here you will be 'droech oer de feart' (droech oer de feart) at the indicated times, which means you will be put dry on the canal, for which you pay one euro.

In the middle of meadows
Cycle down the long Keapwei in the middle of the meadows towards Gaastmeer. In the 'front village' of Gaastmeer, Kleine Gaastmeer, turn left towards Oudega. Now you cycle on the Feandyk, a low-lying road that used to be regularly flooded. At the exit Idzega the Feandyk changes into the Tsjerkewei and after the exit Sandfirden you cycle straight towards the church of the water sports village Oudega SWF.

Coffee break
Oudega is perfect for a stop at the harbor, you can go to the local catering industry or Doarpswinkel for something delicious. Then cycle on towards Blauwhuis and after Swimplak de Aldegeaster Breken (with public toilet facilities) turn left onto the cycle path towards Doris Mooltsje, the black spider-head mill from 1780. From this point you have a magnificent view over the water.

Bird mecca
Continue cycling with Oudegaaster Breken on your left and De Ryp nature reserve on your right. Many birds can be seen here! In autumn and winter it is a cacophony of geese and in spring you can see meadow birds such as black-tailed godwits, lapwings and oystercatchers.

The finish
When you finally reach the road again after passing the Mûntsebuorsterpolder, turn left. You cycle past a few farms and the Nijhuizumer mill. Here is another resting point in the form of a tea garden. After a few hundred meters you will return to the center of Nijhuizum and your bike ride is over.

Center Workum
The eleven-town town of Workum is just around the corner from the finish, where you can end the day with a well-deserved lunch or dinner. Recommended in Workum is the well-known Jopie Huisman Museum or Museum Warkums Erfskip, located in the historic weigh house of the town.

Prefer to walk
Don't like cycling? You can also take this route on foot. Or on inline skates, with the e-step or e-chopper...

Sights on this route

Starting point: Nummer 7
8775XD Nijhuizum
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Nijhúzumer Tsjerke

Nummer 7
8775 XD Nijhuizum
achterzijde kerkje Nijhuizum
Nijhúzumer Tsjerke
16
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Fietspont Renema

Fietspont Renema
Kaepwei 4
8611 JL Gaastmeer
Droech oer de Feart
Fietspont Renema
33
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Doarpswinkel Aldegea Supermarkt

Breksdyk 44
8614 AX Oudega SWF
Doarpswinkel Aldegea Supermarkt
32
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Information point Oudega

Rustpunt in receptie camping Bearshoeke
Tsjerkeweg 2 a
8614 JD Oudega SWF
Information point Oudega
31
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Molen Doris Mooltsje

Brekkenpaad 1
8614 AN Oudega SWF
Molen Doris Mooltsje
15
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Mûntsebuorsterpolder Nature Reserve

8775 XD Nijhuizum
Mûntsebuorsterpolder Nature Reserve
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Trekkershutten, theetuin en rustpunt Nijhuizum

Nummer 14
8775 XD Nijhuizum
Trekkershutten, theetuin en rustpunt Nijhuizum
16
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IJsboerderij Margje 24

IJsboerderij Margje 24
Trekwei 13
8711 GS Workum
IJsboerderij Margje 24
End point: Nummer 7
8775 Nijhuizum

Directions

Starting point: Nummer 7
8775XD Nijhuizum

* Park in Nijhuizum at the church, here are some places
* Cycle back to the intersection (junction 40)
* Turn right onto the cycle path, along the canal towards the ferry (junction 93)
* Cross the water De Grons with the ferry
* Cycle out of the road towards Gaastmeer
* At the intersection in Klein Gaastmeer you turn left
* Walk towards Oudega SWF
* After the bridge in Oudega SWF turn left
* Cycle out of the village towards Blauwhuis
* Take the bike path towards Workum
* Cycle out of the cycle path until you reach the road, turn left here
* At the end of this road you are back in Nijhuizum!

End point: Nummer 7
8775 Nijhuizum
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