Stavoren

We camp at the shore of the Ijsselmeer right behind the dike. Our first destination is Stavoren. Unfortunately a flock of sheep claims the dike for itself….

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Stavoren is the oldest city of Friesland. For centuries it was an important trading town with connection to the countries around the Baltic Sea. In 1385 it became a member of the Hanseatic League.

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The „Vrouwtje of Stavoren“ is a legend about a wealthy merchant’s widow who is held responsible for the silting up of the harbor and the decline of the once so rich town.

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The harbor of Stavoren is now the base for sail cruise ships and hundreds of pleasure yachts.

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For the way back we choose the inland track…

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In the village of Koudrum we discover an artist workshop, where people can make their own sculptures. There are nice and not so nice ones displayed.

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The apple tart in the art café is really nice!

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