The north of the Netherlands is steeped in history. Evidence of this can be found in the 50 historical walking trails throughout this region that run for a total length of 400 km. These routes are indicated by blue-purple signs. All routes can be found at: The following information concerns just one of these trails.

The route: Warfstermolen – Dokkumer Nieuwe Zijlen | 8,5 kilometer

The walk starts in Warfstermolen at the crossroad sign in the village. You leave the village towards the east. On leaving the village, head north along the Oosternieuwkruisland. After approx. 2 km, take the Nieuwe Zeedijk, also known as the Buitendijk. This will take you past the vakantieboerderij (holiday farm) Rintjeshoek and onto the Schalderdijk. Continue past the village of Kollumerpomp and the resistance monument on the Soensterdijk, along the Eskepolder and on to the end destination in Dokkumer Nieuwe Zijlen. The word “zijlen” in this case, literally means “sluices”. If you still have some energy, you can continue the route from Engwierum to Anjum, a distance of approx. 8 kilometres.

Visitor attractions

The view of the landscape is ever-changing when viewed from the meandering dike. This elevated position only adds to the charm of the route surroundings.