Tour of South-West Friesland

Cycling in De Fryske Marren, Friesland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 454413

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4349 159
41.0 km
02:24 h
723 kcal
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In South-West Friesland you can enjoy a breath of fresh air along the IJsselmeer coast. This route takes you along the IJsselmeer for miles and further you cycle through the quiet interior of Friesland. You will also cycle along De Morra, one of the many Frisian Lakes in this part of Friesland.

Cycling along the IJsselmeer coast
The starting point of this route is on the edge of the Rijsterbos. This forest was planted in the 17th century as a coppice forest by a regent family and now it forms a beautiful green nature reserve between the town of Rijs and the IJsselmeer coast. Then you follow the line from the IJsselmeer coast past Stavoren to Hindeloopen. In the Middle Ages, Stavoren was a prosperous Hanseatic city where many ships moored to trade their wares, but nothing is left of that trade. Now the atmospheric harbor town is mainly a tourist attraction. From Hindeloopen you cycle along the lake De Morra to the starting point of the route.

Hotel Gaasterland
At the end of the route you will find Hotel Gaasterland. Here you can end your day with a nice dinner, a cup of coffee or a drink. Not enough of this environment or not in the mood to drive back home? Then book an overnight stay in this comfortable hotel and stay the night.

Picturesque Hindeloopen
This route takes you along Hindeloopen, among others. This picturesque town on the edge of the IJsselmeer is definitely worth a visit. This town used to be an important trading place, even though Hindeloopen didn't even have a real harbour. Between 1650 and 1790, the town profited enormously from trade. You can still see this in all the beautiful historic buildings that have been preserved. Hindeloopen is also known for painting on furniture.

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Hotel Gaasterland (Hotel Gaasterland, 8572 WG, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
17 (Murnserleane, 8572WN, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, The Netherlands) 0.31 km
14 (Mientwei, 8572WB, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, Nederland) 0.86 km
15 (Murnserdyk, 8573 WP, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, Nederland) 3.07 km
6 (Mirns, 8573, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, Nederland) 4.73 km
5 (Laaksum, 8721 EW, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, Nederland) 8.35 km

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  • De Fryske Marren, Friesland
  • Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland
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