Islander language route

  • The Netherlands
  • Friesland
  • Schiermonnikoog
  • 12.66 km (Approximately 00:44 u)
  • Cycling route 132550

Islander language route

  • The Netherlands
  • Friesland
  • Schiermonnikoog
  • 12.66 km (Approximately 00:44 u)
  • Cycling route 132550
The Taalroute was opened in Schiermonnikoog on 10 April 2010. Poems in the original dialect of Schiermonnikoog can be found in nine places across the island. The poems were written by three poets from Schiermonnikoog, the former director of the pilotage in Rotterdam Lammert Wiersma (1881-1980), the teacher and poet Pita Grilk (1905-1980) and the captain Jacob Fenenga (1888-1972). The language route takes you along the nine stones with the Eilander poems. The translation of the poems can be purchased at the VVV or at the Visitor Center. The 9 locations are: Bus stop Oosterreeweg, Reeweg (at the blue poles), Bank van Banck, Melle Grietjespad (at the bench and bridge), Westerduinenpad, At the lighthouse, Einde Badweg (bench at the beach crossing); Vredenhof, Torenstreek / Langestreek (in the park)

Directions

# Description Distance
VVV Schiermonnikoog (9166, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Bank van Banck (Melle Grietjespad, 9166LT, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, Nederland) 2.13 km
Noordertoren (Vuurtorenpad, 9166RJ, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, Nederland) 5.34 km
Bunker “Wassermann” (Prins Bernhardweg, 9166SC, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, Nederland) 9.85 km
Vredenhof (Prins Bernhardweg, 9166SC, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, Nederland) 10.35 km
VVV Schiermonnikoog (Reeweg, 9166, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, Nederland) 12.66 km

Sights

Bank van Banck

Melle Grietjespad
9166LT Schiermonnikoog

From 1859 to 1878 mr. JE Banck owned the island. He protected the village against the raging sea by building a dike. Nowadays there is a stone bench in his favorite spot on the dike.

Noordertoren

Noordertoren
9166RJ Schiermonnikoog

Of the two lighthouses on Schiermonnikoog, only the red Noordertoren currently functions as a beacon of light. Weather reports for coastal waters are also provided from the tower.

Bunker “Wassermann”

Wassermann
9166SC Schiermonnikoog

The Wassermann is a bunker on one of the highest dunes of Schiermonnikoog. This bunker now serves as a beautiful panoramic point and gives a wonderful view of Schiermonnikoog and its surroundings.

Vredenhof

Zweedse Kerkhof
9166SC Schiermonnikoog

Vredenhof cemetery is the final resting place for a large number of drowning people, especially from the Second World War.

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