Explore the surroundings of the Frisian Bakkeveen and discover the versatile nature around this village on foot. The route takes you through the forest, along bushes, heather and sand drifts.
Forest pavilion Bakkeveen
The walking route starts at Bospaviljoen Bakkeveen. Here you can relax before or after your walk with a nice Italian cup of coffee and cake, a sandwich or a meal salad. The ideal place to relax after your walk. Close to Bospaviljoen Bakkeveen are the Bakkeveense Duinen, a heath and forest area that was created after peat extraction in the 19th century. It is an example of what the whole of Southeast Friesland looked like two centuries ago. The sand drift consists largely of an open heathland surrounded by woods.
Nature around Bakkeveen
Bakkeveen is known for its natural environment where you can relax by strolling, walking and cycling. Nature consists of forests, scrubs, heather, sand drifts, etc. Cycle paths, many sandy paths and forest paths run through it. The landscape has a lot of variation: bocage landscape with forests, meadows, heaths, sand drifts and beautiful views.
Bakkeveen is a cozy Frisian village. The village was first mentioned in 1231 in connection with the Frisian-Drenthe war. During the Eighty Years' War, the village was destroyed by the Spaniards. The current Bakkeveen was created during the peat reclamation in 1660. Are you a real bargain hunter? A flea market is organized every two weeks. It is the largest flea market in the Northern Netherlands with thousands of visitors per edition.
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