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Kollum – De Kooten | Section 5 of the Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

(17.3 km)

This section of the route leads past Fogelsangh State country house and estate and through the village of Veenklooster. A visit to nearby Veenkloosterbos forest is highly recommended. The surrounding hedgerow and woodland landscape is a defining feature of this region. is one of the defining features of this region.  

Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

The combination of cultural history and natural elements makes the Noardlike Fry…

This section of the route leads past Fogelsangh State country house and estate and through the village of Veenklooster. A visit to nearby Veenkloosterbos forest is highly recommended. The surrounding hedgerow and woodland landscape is a defining feature of this region. is one of the defining features of this region.  

Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area

The combination of cultural history and natural elements makes the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area unique in Europe. A network of walks covering 165 kilometres leads you through ancient landscapes where traces of the past dating back hundreds of years are still visible. Pingos formed in the Ice Age, boulder clay deposits in the subsoil, areas where peat formed and was cut and small-scale farmland enclosed by rows of alders and wooded banks. Today these trees that were planted to contain livestock and prevent sandy soil from being eroded, play an important role in preserving the unique biodiversity in the region. Local farmers are largely responsible for the maintenance of this unique hedgerow and woodland landscape that is probably one of Friesland’s best kept secrets.

It is possible to start anywhere along the 165 kilometres of the Circular Route through the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden National Landscape conservation area. The route is signposted with red and yellow trail markers and runs from the town of Burgum, through the Trynwâlden area to the villages of Damwâld, Kollum, Buitenpost, Oudega and Eastermar, eventually arriving back in Burgum.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Voorstraat
9291 CC Kollum
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De Kruidhof - Hortus van Fryslân

Op een terrein van bijna 4 hectare vind je de grootste botanische tuin van Friesland. Geniet van 17 schitterende thematuinen, waaronder de grootste botanische collectie (geneeskrachtige) kruiden van West Europa.

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IJstijdenmuseum

Het IJstijdenmuseum is een archeolgisch museum. De steentijd archeologie van na de Saale IJstijd (130.000 jaar geleden) heeft een plekje gevonden in het museum. Meegevoerde zwerfstenen vanuit de Schandinavische landen kregen in de bodem van Noord Ned...

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Veenkloosterbos Forest on Fogelsangh State Country Estate

The wooded parkland around the country house on the Fogelsangh State estate is absolutely enchanting. It brought fame to the landscape architect who designed it.

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Fogelsangh State Country House and Estate

Fogelsangh State is a country house and estate in Veenklooster that is open to the public.

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Twijzelermieden Nature Reserve

The Twijzelermieden nature reserve is a well-kept secret. Here amid the swaying reed beds you are surrounded by some 240 species of birds and can enjoy the sun from the bird-watching hide.

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End point: De Koaten
9288 GH Kootstertille
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