The Landscape

Zuidwest Fryslân attained the status of National Landscape through a unique combination of farmlands, nature, and cultural history. The water-rich landscape is a true mosaic of different natural areas. In the clay and peat area, you'll find open water with broad reed fields, old meadow polders, islands with willow forests, flower-rich fields, and canals and ditches. Along the IJsselmeer coast, there are sparse grasslands, reed marshes, steep cliffs, outer-dike sandbanks, and mudflats. In the south, the gently rolling landscape of Gaasterland offers a beautiful mix of forests, open areas, and transitions with lovely views.

Estates and Heritage

Coastal and Tidal Zone

Polders and Farmlands

Lakes and Ponds

Bike with us

Virtual cycling in National Landscape Zuidwest Fryslân

Route map

You will bike in the vicinity of the towns of Koudum, Warns, Stavoren, Hindeloopen, and Workum.

Start and finish near bike node 11 on the Poelspaed in Koudum. However, this bicycle route is a round trip, so that offers the ability to start at any desired bike node.

11 - 12 - 99 - 1 - 60 - 98 - 97 - 96 - 19 - 21 - 20 - 22 - 17 - 4 - 6 - 16 - 15 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 34 - 23 - 95 - 94 - 11

36
Miles
233
Minutes
73
Elevation meters