This holiday residence offers the perfect combination of nature and adventure! It is located on the beautiful Gaasterland forests and the IJsselmeer, so you can easily explore the area on foot or by bike. You can even spot wild animals here, such as deer, foxes and badgers. This part of the Frisian countryside is breathtaking, with even rolling meadows filled with cows, sheep and Friesian horses.
No matter what season it is, nature in Gaasterland is spectacular all year round. This means that this apartment is the perfect choice for a short break or holiday in any season.
There are plenty of opportunities for a walk, but of course also for cycling. Gaasterland is ideal for cycling trips. Bicycles are available free of charge (ladies' and men's bicycles). The landscape is very varied. You cycle along the IJsselmeer and a little later you are in the woods. But there are also many beautiful villages and towns nearby. Because Friesland is virtually free of traffic jams, driving is very relaxed and you are quickly in a different environment.
Do you like photography? Then you are at the right place! Pay a visit to the photogenic Wyldemark. A beautiful area with a real dragonfly reserve. But the old facades of the beautiful merchant houses in Harlingen or the town of Sloten are also very worthwhile. And don't forget: just around the apartment!
The IJsselmeer beach is nearby. In addition to our own swimming pool, you can also swim at the beach pavilion and recreation area De Hege Gerzen in Oudemirdum. Or visit 't Mirnser Klif, where you have a beautiful view of the IJsselmeer from the pavilion. Recommended! There is a beach and plenty of space to enjoy the sun. It is also a Valhalla for (kite) surfers. So in strong winds, definitely go there and have a look. Or go (kite)surfing yourself!
Do you like golf? That's convenient, because a few kilometers away you will find one of the most beautiful natural golf courses in the Netherlands with 9 holes: Golfclub Gaasterland. Really worth it. Reserve your start time!
The village of Balk on the river Luts is 5 kilometers from the apartment. Take a boat trip on the Luts with the LutsExpress or rent a sloop and explore the Frisian Lakes. Fairs are regularly held in Balk. There is also a cultural offer such as performances and concerts. Balk has a varied range of shops and is known for the Frisian Elfstedentocht. Other Frisian cities that are part of the Elfstedentocht can be found nearby, such as the fortified town of Sloten (Sleat). Or visit Hindeloopen with the skating museum and countless small bridges. Workum is known for its picturesque facades, the Jopie Huisman museum and the Oude Waag.
Nearby is Oudemirdum. There are also countless activities there, including weekly live music, fair and other activities in the summer months. In Oudemirdum, visit the Mar & Klif visitor center (about the rich history of the ancient Gaasterland).
There is much to experience in Lemmer (10 km). This old fishing village rightly deserves the name Poort van Friesland. Lemmer has an attractive, maritime center. Many water sports enthusiasts moor in the middle of the village. It is also nice to stroll along the original shops, which are often located in historic buildings. Popular are the cozy terraces along the quays. People like to sit there to watch the boats. The waterway through Lemmer is a busy connection between the Frisian lakes and the IJsselmeer.
There are many good restaurants in Fryslan! We mention a few that are really worth a visit: Vis en Meer in Woudsend. Het Havenmantsje in Harlingen (beautiful city!). De Kastanje in Sneek, De Baai van Lemmer or nearby in Mirns: pavilion 't Mirnser Klif.