A round of Southwest Friesland

Cycling in Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 484351

Provided by: Groots Genieten

3254 43
59.9 km
03:31 h
1056 kcal
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From Hindeloopen you can cycle beautifully through Southwest Friesland. A beautiful region where views over still waters, bird-rich polders and historic villages go hand in hand.

Eel in London
The first kilometers you mainly drive through the polder. There are some characteristic villages on your route, such as Gaastmeer. From the saddle you can see old Frisian farms and tjasker It Heidenskip, a polder mill from 1915. When you cycle into Heeg, take a moment to enjoy the view, the old core has a protected village view. The village lived on eels for a long time. Until 1938, Heeger eel fishermen even had their own berth at Tower Bridge in London.

Frisian belfry
When you cross the river Ee in Woudsend, you enter the beautiful old village center. Another good moment for a break. Just outside the village you can see a freestanding bell chair in the polder from the dike. The clock was probably cast in the thirteenth century. You can enjoy a few kilometers of views over the Fluessen, one of the largest Frisian lakes.

Galamadammen Akwadukt
Just before Koudum you drive over the Galamadammen Akwadukt, an aqueduct named after the nearby hamlet. The name Galamadammen (despite the many Frisian models) does not refer to madams in gala, but to the Frisian family Galama that settled here before 1100. The Galama\\\'s have a rich history. From 1628 to 1942, for example, they had the right to levy tolls at the intersection of water (the current Johan Friso Canal) and the road where they lived.

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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
96 (Madenlaan, 8713LD, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, Nederland) 0.00 km
19 (Lange Leane, 8711 HK, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, Nederland) 1.17 km
21 (Aldedyk, 8711HM, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, Nederland) 2.94 km
18 (Heidenskipsterdyk, 8724HS, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, Nederland) 7.34 km
It Heidenskip (Heidenskipsterdyk, 8724HS, Súdwest Fryslân, Friesland, Nederland) 8.33 km
23 (Heidenskipsterdyk, 8724HV, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, Nederland) 9.38 km

Place name directory

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