The Oersetters Ferry Route

Cycling in Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 181523

Provided by: VVV Waterland van Friesland

14657 173
51.1 km
03:00 h
900 kcal
6 m
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\\\'De Oersetters\\\' is the fantastic ferry-cycle tour that leads through the National Landscape Southwest-Friesland. Because of its high cultural experiential value,'De Oersetters\\\' has the designation LCH 2018 SWF (\\\'Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018 Sudwest-Fryslan). In collaboration with the ANWB,'Friends of the Voetveren\\\' has now named'De Oersetters\\\' as the best ferry cycling tour in the Netherlands in 2014.

The assignment of'the Vrienden van de Voetveren\\\' was to develop a bicycle tour where at least two crossings have to be made with a foot or bicycle ferry. Along the route should be sights and of course opportunities to eat and drink. This is certainly the case with ˜De Oersetters\\\'. There is much to see and you will find several picnic benches along the entire route, but you can also use the catering facilities, whether or not on the water. There are also several charging points for electric bicycles along the route.

The name 'De Oersetters' refers to two pedestrian and bicycle ferries that are included in this cycling route through the Frisian Lake District. These ferries give the trip a special dimension. For those who want to discover and experience the beautiful landscape of Southwest Friesland by bike, the cycling route'De Oersettters\\\' offers plenty of options. One moment you are cycling through the varied wetland landscape of the National Landscape Southwest Friesland, the next you pass a village or that historic Frisian city and then you can enjoy the Frisian landscape again while cycling through wide meadows. ´De Oersetters´ is a real experience!'De Oersetters\\\' starts in Bolsward. The tips are described clockwise. You leave in the direction of junction 8 and 24. Have fun cycling with'De\\\'Oersetters\\\'.

Tip 1 Buy a fresh Frisian peat-smoked sausage on the way at the Yde de Boer butcher shop on the Jongemastraat (you will pass). This Frisian dry peat smoked sausage is a prize winner. Just do it! (after node 6).

Tip 2 After half an hour of cycling you can drink coffee or tea with delicious apple pie at Kootje near the Bridge. A fantastic tea garden on the water. You can also enjoy homemade jams and chutney or a coupe of farmer's ice cream. Kootje bij de Brug is also a VVV information point (between junctions 13 and 12) of VVV Waterland van Friesland.

Tip 3 In Blauwhuis, visit the Vitus Church by master builder Kuipers. Well worth a visit (Node 12).

Tip 4 After the passage of the railway, take a moment to admire the fantastic view over the Oudegaaster Breken and then enjoy the 5 kilometer long'Brekenpaad\\\' along the water (junction 15).

Tip 5 At the Pont van Renema you will be transferred over the Grons. That's fun! (after node 16).

Tip 6 In Gaastmeer you can have lunch at Herberg Yn è Ielaak on the water (cycle through Gaastmeer to the water). The Herberg is also a tourist office and has a charging point. Also take a look at the church of Gaastmeer (after junction 34).

Tip 7 During your crossing, you can enjoy stories, brochures and sweets at pont keeper and (Great) Ambassador of Southwest Friesland Menno Sappé. At your request Menno will tell you the story of the little church of Gaastmeer (between junction 34 and 23).

Tip 8 There is a lot to do in Workum. At the Begine 9-11 you will find Pottery Art. We have arranged for you that you can visit the studio when you purchase a souvenir in Workumer pottery. You can grab a terrace at the Merk in Workum. In Workum you can also visit the nationally known Jopie Huisman Museum (junction 17).

Tip 9 In Allingawier you can visit the museum farm'de Izeren Ko\\\' (with catering facilities). In Exmorra, you can step back in time a hundred years with a visit to the museum, school and grocery store. These museums are part of the Aldfaers Erf Museum Route (after junction 3).

Tip 10 Back in Bolsward you can enjoy the Titus Brandsma Museum and Gysbert Japicx Museum. But  \\\'De Oersetters\\\' is not complete without a visit to Brewery'Us Heit\\\' on the Snekerstraat (direction junction 8), on the eastern border of Bolsward, you passed it earlier. Aart van der Linden will introduce you to the brewing process of his Frisian beers and of course you can order a special glass of'Us Heit\\\' beer here! You earned it (after node 6).

More information about the Southwest Friesland region can be found on the website of VVV Waterland van Friesland:

Railway station Charging station Bell chair Windmill Museum Foot and bicycle springs Arable farming, pasture or grassland Water Cultural routes Nature Route E-bike routes Multi-day tours

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# Description Distance
6 (8701JT, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Titus Brandsma museum (Grote Dijlakker, 8701KV, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands) 0.14 km
8 (8701PZ, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands) 2.38 km
24 (8771SJ, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands) 4.14 km
13 (Remswerderleane, 8774PG, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands) 6.16 km
Oplaadpunt (Wolsumerwei, 8774PK, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands) 6.77 km

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