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Along the Ee and through the Woods

(39.0 km)

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If you enjoy cycling next to water and through woodland, this route is perfect. As you cycle out of Leeuwarden along the banks of the Dokkumer Ee canal, just outside the city you come to the wonderful little village of Snakkerburen. From here, an old church path leads you across meadows to the picturesque village of Wyns,

where you can relax on a waterfront terrace and enjoy watching the boats and the coming and going of the ferry. The route continues eastwards, past the famous bridge with portraits of skaters depicted in blue and white tiles, built as a monument to the Elfstedentocht tour skating event.

As you cycle through the …

Make it easy to navigate. Download the route in Google Maps

If you enjoy cycling next to water and through woodland, this route is perfect. As you cycle out of Leeuwarden along the banks of the Dokkumer Ee canal, just outside the city you come to the wonderful little village of Snakkerburen. From here, an old church path leads you across meadows to the picturesque village of Wyns,

where you can relax on a waterfront terrace and enjoy watching the boats and the coming and going of the ferry. The route continues eastwards, past the famous bridge with portraits of skaters depicted in blue and white tiles, built as a monument to the Elfstedentocht tour skating event.

As you cycle through the varied natural and cultural landscape of the It Bûtenfjild nature reserve, it is worth stopping in the village of Mûnein to admire the geological monument made with glacial erratics deposited during the Ice Age.

And do be sure to stop in the village of Feanwâlden to see the Schierstins tower built in the 13th century. The visitor centre is definitely worth a visit. 

From the woods, you cycle back to the capital of Friesland through the beautiful Groene Ster recreational area, which makes a wonderful end to the route!

Sights on this route

Starting point: Stationsweg
8911 AH Leeuwarden
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City Park and Marina De Prinsentuin

In 1648, under the sponsorship of Prince Willem Frederik van Nassau, a pleasure garden was laid out here as a dedication to the end of the 80-years War and the peace of Münster. It stayed shut to the...

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Doarpstún Snakkerburen

De Doarpstún Snakkerbuorren is een gemeenschappelijke biologische moestuin, bloementuin, beleeftuin, pluktuin en theatertuin. Momenteel werken er zo’n 70 vrijwilligers in de tuin en winkel, waar producten van de tuin verkocht worden.

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Elfstedenmonument Tegeltjesbrug Gytsjerk

Over het riviertje De Murk bij Gytsjerk vind je de bekende Tegeltjesbrug, hét Elfstedenmonument van Friesland.

Elfstedenmonument Tegeltjesbrug Gytsjerk Elfstedentocht
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Geologisch Monument Bouwepet

Geologisch monument gemaakt van zwerfkeien uit de IJstijd.

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It Bûtefjild Nature Reserve

Walk, cycle and sail in otter territory. It Bûtefjild is a varied landscape of peatland, meadows, reed beds and open water.

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Ottema Wiersmareservaat - Nynke Rixt Jukema - uitkijktoren

Laagveengebiedje.

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De Schierstins Cultural History Centre

This unique building in Feanwâlden is the only freestanding medieval defence tower north and east of the river IJssel. Today it hosts historical and art exhibitions and a variety of cultural activities.

De Schierstins
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End point: Stationsweg
8911 AH Leeuwarden
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