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….



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.


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.


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


For the way back we choose the inland track…


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.


The apple tart in the art café is really nice!


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