The Frisian Woods Route

Cycling in Noardeast-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 115129

Provided by: VVV

14289 213
41.1 km
02:25 h
725 kcal
1 m
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The Frisian Woods Route takes you through the Frisian Woods area. The Friese Wouden is characterized by the many alder avenues, hedgerows and pingos. The starting point of the route is located in the northernmost city in the Netherlands and also the second oldest city in Friesland, Dokkum. Since Boniface was murdered in 754, Dokkum has enjoyed international fame. Dokkum has more than 140 national monuments. You go from Dokkum to Ee. The mound village Ee has the shortest place name in the Netherlands. In addition, Ee has a protected village view. The village also has the only flax processing museum in the Netherlands, "Het Braakhok". We also pass the Beintemapolder mill. This mill is grindful. From Ee the route continues to Westergeest. The village originated in the early Middle Ages on a sand surfacing northwest of the high grounds of the Frisian Woods. Westergeest has a Romanesque church from the 12th century with murals. The next village on the route is De Westereen. Until the beginning of the 20th century, turf huts existed in the Frisian Wouden area. These were poor houses that were inhabited by large families. A number of stone sod huts can still be found in the village, especially on the Keapmânswei. From De Westereen you cycle past the village Readtsjerk and then through the village Rinsumageest. Rinsumageest has a special village view with high bridges over the village shipping. Until 1881, Rinsumageest was the capital of the municipality of Dantumadeel. The old town hall still stands in the center of the village. On the way we pass another windmill, the Klaarkampstermeer. The route takes you further to the hamlet of Sibrandahûs. In the village there is a church with a crypt from the 13th century. This church originated as a courtyard for the Klaarkamp monastery near Rinsumageest. The Frisian Woudenroute is closed at the starting point in Dokkum. This cycling route is offered to you by VVV Lauwersland. For more information about this region, visit
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# Description Distance
9101HZ, Noardeast-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands 0.00 km
73 (9101GC, Noardeast-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands) 0.81 km
11 (9125EB, Noardeast-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands) 3.02 km
82 (9131KC, Ee, Friesland, The Netherlands) 7.61 km
81 (Wâlddyk, 9295LE, Noardeast-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands) 7.92 km
Beintemapolder (9295LD, Noardeast-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands) 9.79 km

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  • Noardeast-Fryslân, Friesland
  • Ee, Friesland
  • Dantumadiel, Friesland
  • Feanwâlden, Friesland


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