National Park De Alde Feanen | Hosts Route

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(47.4 km)
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  • Note: The ferry between Eernewoude (Earnewâld) and Warten on the route does not run this season because of Corona. This means you will have to cycle via the following junctions: 33-69-34-35 (via Fonejachtbrug).
    Tip: Make sure you have some money for the ferries along the way.

    This two-and-a-half-hour route starts in Eernewoude. The water sports village of Eernewoude i…

    Note: The ferry between Eernewoude (Earnewâld) and Warten on the route does not run this season because of Corona. This means you will have to cycle via the following junctions: 33-69-34-35 (via Fonejachtbrug).
    Tip: Make sure you have some money for the ferries along the way.

    This two-and-a-half-hour route starts in Eernewoude. The water sports village of Eernewoude is a very popular place for cyclists and boaters. Here you can look for souvenir shops and you will pass the Alde Feanen Verhuur, where you can rent a canoe to discover the nature reserve from the water. You will also pass Bezoekerscentrum De Alde Feanen and the popular Hotel Restaurant Princenhof, which offers a nice spot for boat watching on the water. Follow the turnings as indicated to arrive at the south side of the village. On the way, you will pass tourist spots such as Camping 't Wiid, De Twirre, It Pettebosk, Waterspeelplaats It Wiid and the Skûtsjemuseum.
    We cycle from Eernewoude to Warten, across the beautiful Wikelslân. An area full of fields and meadows. It is a beautiful nature area to stretch your legs. Reeds, bushes, hay and grassland adorn your walk, and you will discover animal species that have disappeared elsewhere: the greenfinch, the water rail, the bluethroat and the bearded tit. In Warten itself you can visit the Warten Museum, where you will hear a special story from the hermit couple Sytze and Maaike. Please note that this museum is closed from October to April inclusive! 


    From Warten we cycle towards Wergea, (Warga): in this village, you can spend the night at De Lytse Buorren.
    We continue on to Grou. A great little water sports village with a nice village center where you can take a break on a terrace. Our hosts in this area are Informatiepunt Grou, Watersportpark Yn'e Lijte, Sup away Grou, Hotel Restaurant Oostergoo, Rondvaartbedrijf Redbad, Moai Fuort Grou and Anja Bootverhuur. Follow the road to cross over to the ferry and continue cycling. You are now cycling along a narrow waterway and endless meadows and views. Keep an eye on the right side, because just after the bend you can cycle to the De Burd polder mill from the 18th century. A nice place to rest!

    After a short break, we continue towards the beautiful De Veenhoop, which we reach by ferry. De Veenhoop is also known among the Frisians for the Veenhoop Festival and sailing regattas. We continue past a rest area with a toilet, at Reidsloot. The route now leads along and through the Alde Feanen National Park, which, like the Wadden Sea area, was created by polders and peat cutting. The hand of man is much more visible here, in the straight water lines that show how and where peat used to be extracted. Just before entering Oudega is the beautiful De Stjelp campsite, where water sports and nature come together. When we leave Oudega, we drive to Eernewoude, with beautiful landscapes on our right. This is Friesland puur: moors, meadows and cycle paths.
    Back in Eernewoude there are many opportunities to learn more about the area and its culture. For example, at the Skûtsjemuseum. But of course, a boat trip is also possible after a bike ride.

    Sights on this route

    Starting point: Koaidyk 8 a
    9264 TP Earnewâld
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    Bezoekerscentrum Nationaal Park De Alde Feanen

    Koaidyk 8 a
    9264 TP Earnewâld
    Bezoekerscentrum Nationaal Park De Alde Feanen
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    Veerpont Hin en Wer (It Wiid)

    Eernewoude
    Aan de ene kant van de pont staat Hin en Wer (Fries), aan de andere Heen en Weer
    Veerpont Hin en Wer (It Wiid)
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    Toeristenbureau Earnewâld

    P. Miedemaweg 9 .
    9264 TJ Earnewâld
    Toeristenbureau Earnewâld
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    Hotel Restaurant Princenhof

    Piet Miedemaweg 15
    9264 TJ Earnewâld
    Hotel Restaurant Princenhof
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    It Wikelslân Nature Reserve at De Alde Feanen National Park

    It Wikelslân
    Dominee Bolleman - van der Veenweg
    9264 Earnewald
    It Wikelslân Nature Reserve at De Alde Feanen National Park
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    Outdoor Veldboom

    Ds. van der Veenweg 7
    9264 TA Eernewoude
    Outdoor Veldboom
    37 36 35
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    Veerpont Zonnepont De Oerhaal (Eernewoude)

    Eernewoude
    De Oerhaal op de Lange Sloot met op de achtergrond het kerkje van Warten
    Veerpont Zonnepont De Oerhaal (Eernewoude)
    33
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    De Kok en de Walvis

    Hoofdstraat 31
    9003 LC Warten
    De Kok en de Walvis
    9

    Museum Warten

    Museum Warten
    Hellingpad 3
    9003 LM Warten
    Museum Warten
    32
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    Kid's Farm, Camp-site, and Restaurant De Watsenster

    Midbourren 7
    9003 LB Warten
    Kid's Farm, Camp-site, and Restaurant De Watsenster
    96 97 85 31 30
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    Veerpont De Burd (Grouw Yne Lyte)

    Grouw Yne Lyte
    De pont vervoert veel wandelaars en fietsers
    Veerpont De Burd (Grouw Yne Lyte)
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    Water Sports ANJA

    Meersweg 9 a
    9001BG Grou
    Water Sports ANJA
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    Molen De Bird

    Burd 22
    9001 ZT Grou
    Molen De Bird
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    Veerpont De Snoekcbaers (De Burd)

    Grouw De Burd
    De pont met het huis van C.Snoek, naar de pont is vernoemd.
    Veerpont De Snoekcbaers (De Burd)
    06
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    Veerpont De Grietman (Hooidammen)

    Veenhoop
    Op de pont stappen aan de kant van Hooidammen
    Veerpont De Grietman (Hooidammen)
    16

    Veerpont De Grietman (De Veenhoop)

    Veenhoop
    Op de pont stappen aan de kant van Hooidammen
    Veerpont De Grietman (De Veenhoop)
    12 14
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    Brêgeham

    Headammen 2
    9216 XP Oudega
    Brêgeham
    44
    18

    De Stjelp - Camping Oudega

    Camping De Tsjelp
    It West 48
    9216 XE Oudega
    De Stjelp - Camping Oudega
    40 39
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    Skûtsjemuseum Earnewâld

    De Stripe 12
    9264TX Earnewâld
    Skûtsjemuseum Earnewâld
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    Annage Skûtsjesilen

    Annage
    De reidtugel 5
    9264TS Earnewald
    Annage Skûtsjesilen
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    Alde Feanen Rentals

    De Stripe 22
    9264TW Earnewâld
    Alde Feanen Rentals
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    Museum It Kokelhûs fan Jan en Sjut

    It Fliet 14 -
    9264 TD Earnewâld
    Museum It Kokelhûs fan Jan en Sjut
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    Veerpont Hin en Wer (Eernewoude)

    Eernewoude
    Aan de ene kant van de pont staat Hin en Wer (Fries), aan de andere Heen en Weer
    Veerpont Hin en Wer (Eernewoude)
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    Beeld schaatsers 'Marathonriders'

    Op het water, tegenover de haven
    9264 TM Earnewâld
    Beeld schaatsers 'Marathonriders'
    End point: Koaidyk 8 a
    9264 TP Earnewâld

    Directions

    Starting point: Koaidyk 8 a
    9264 TP Earnewâld
    • Activity farm and Restaurant De Wartenster
      The perfect spot to take a break and enjoy the space in a rural setting. Very kid-proof because you can completely recharge here while the children have loads of fun in the playground.

    • Tourist Office Earnewâld
      Welcome to Earnewâld, a charming water sports village and bustling green wetland paradise that’s surprisingly versatile and centrally located in the De Alde Feanen National Park, with activities for young and old alike. The surrounding area is ideal for cycling, boating and hiking trips. We’re happy to talk about everything we have to offer.
    • Skûtsjemuseum Earnewâld
      Old shipbuilding crafts such as forging and sail making are highlighted. Hundreds of parts of skûtsjes (Frisian boats) and tools are attractively arranged. Want to see it all for yourself?
    • Outdoor Veldboom — Hop off the bike and spend an unforgettable afternoon taking part in one of the many fun activities set in the beautiful natural surroundings of Alde Feanen. From archery, wall climbing, and water walking with water balls to Who is the Mole!

    • Hotel Restaurant Princenhof
      On the outskirts of the village of Earnewâld, right in the heart of Friesland, lies Hotel Restaurant Princenhof. Have a delicious meal and a pastry while enjoying a dazzling view.
    • Tourist Office Eernewoude
      Welcome to Earnewâld, a charming water sports village and bustling green wetland paradise that’s surprisingly versatile and centrally located in the De Alde Feanen National Park, with activities for young and old alike. The surrounding area is ideal for cycling, boating and hiking trips. We’re happy to talk about everything we have to offer.

    • Boat rental
      Discovering Eernewoude from the water is highly recommended. That's why you have 3 enthusiastic hosts ready to assist you. Alde Feanen rental, Hollema rental and It Wiid boat rental can provide you with lovely boats.

    • Visitor Centre De Alde Feanen National Park
      The information desk here has all the available routes and excursions in the area. Children can borrow challenging research material that helps them get to know the area in an adventurous way. Also, we recommend visiting the free exhibition 'Geraakt! (I’m hit!)The last flight of Lancaster R5682'
    • Rest stops in Oudega
      Oudega has 2 great places to stop for a rest. Make a stopover at Justesoars for delicious homemade ice cream at 't Buthus. A tasty treat. Or relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful views in Friesland at the Brêgeham rest stop.
    End point: Koaidyk 8 a
    9264 TP Earnewâld
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