The Landscape

Nestled within one of Western Europe's largest low peat swamps is the water village of Eernewoude. Emerging as a secluded enclave in the serene and marshy landscape after the Middle Ages, the village has maintained a continuous presence in the history and current affairs of the National Park De Alde Feanen. This expansive national park features a diverse tableau of open waters, reedlands, grasslands, and swamp forests. In the 19th century, the marshy terrain underwent a transformation into peat lakes and cultivated natural areas by peat cutters, shaping Eernewoude into a community of fishermen, hunters, skippers, and reed workers. Presently, it serves as both a recreational and water sports village, acting as the focal point for tourists exploring the natural wonders of the National Park De Alde Feanen.

Polders and Farmlands

Swamps and Peatlands

Lakes and Ponds

Rivers and Streams

Bike with us

Virtual cycling in National Park De Alde Feanen

Route map

You will bike in the vicinity of the towns of Eernewoude, Garyp, Burgum, Drachten, and Oudega.

Start en finish nabij knooppunt 38 aan de Smidspaed in Eernewoude. Deze fietsroute is een rondrit, dus dat biedt de mogelijkheid om vanaf elk van de volgende fietsknooppunten te starten.

38 - 36 - 35 - 34 - 91 - 90 - 99 - 27 - 84 - 83 - 82 - 94 - 95 - 11 - 67 - 44 - 14 - 16 - 39 - 40 - 41 - 37 - 38

Elevation meters