What’s up around the Farm-house?


By boat…

Lits-Lauwers lake navigational route

The renewed navigational route from Drachten to Dokkum offers a beautiful opportunity to have a look at Friesland from the water. We can mediate in renting a boat, you can sleep and have breakfast at our place. Headway 2.95. Draft 1.50. Width 6.00. This route is also connected to the rest of the Frisian lakes. Discover this extraordinary area and end up in natural reserve ‘the Lauwers lake’.


TripsThe ‘Pleisterplaats’ in Noard Burgum
Pizza Place Buitenpost
Chinese buffet, Buitenpost
Grill-diner/barbecue/frying-pan on wood-fire at the Farm-house
Old Dutch the popular kitchen on a high level
The ‘Roskam’ nice little restaurant with excellent food in Kollum.
A night on the town: Groningen, Leeuwarden, Dokkum.
All you can eat in American Style, Drachten.


 For bird lovers

The low, open parts are rich in meadow birds. Several threatened and vulnerable species occur here, such as Summer teal, Ruff, Grutto, Tureluur, Paapje, Water snipe. For this latter species, the Watersnip, the Mieden is the most important brood area in Friesland and of great importance for all the Netherlands. The rest of the area has a more private character, because of the presence of canals, bushes and swamps. Species like bushes, young edges of the forest, and ascending woods.

Nature and peace

TripsThe Kruidhof, 30.000 km2 gardens and herbs, Buitenpost
Farmers manage the landscape Fryske Walden-Achtkarspelen
Ommetje de Mieden, Achtkarspelen
The car-free island Schiermonnikoog, day excursions
Terpenroute, North Friesland
Wad in Beeld: Seedykstertoer
‘Wadlopen’: 9 different routes


Tennis club ‘De Sanjes’ in Veenwouden.
When available, you could make a reservation for tennis courts. They also are able to provide you with rackets and balls. For groups of 7 to 32 persons it is possible to organise a Tennis Clinic, which last 1 to 3 hours. It’s a nice, sportive program with all kinds of challenging activities. After consultation this program is tailored to your wishes, indoor or outdoor.


TripsIn the ‘pingo’ on our grounds
In the trout pond around the corner
Seafishing, start at Dokkum or Lauwersoog
In one of the many canals or lakes in the surroundings



The Farm-house is surrounded by an extended network of diverse cycling- and walkingroutes.

Through the original landscape of Northeast Friesland a network of 50 historical walkingroutes is being developed. A possibility to walk 400 kilometers through the past and present. Follow the footsteps of the past, taste the rich cultural history of e.g. old church paths, trade- and pilgrimroutes.


The eleven cities tour – the cultural edition
Leeuwarden Het Princesshof
Sneek Fries Scheepvaarts Museum
IJlst Houtzaagmolen ‘de Rat’
Sloten ’t Bolwerk
Stavoren Whiskey bar
Hindeloopen Schaatsmuseum
Workum The city of Jopie Huisman
Bolsward de source of ‘Beerenburg’
Harlingen A network of cycleroutes
Franeker The planetarium of Eise Eisenga
Dokkum Bartlehiem, the turnpoint in the eleven cities tour
Back to the Farm-house


Fierljeppen: Try it yourself! Day course, Zwaagwesteinde
Agricultural route Northeast Friesland, Lauwersland
Skûtsjesilen: Lodewijk Meter takes you for a day trip on his skûtsje ‘Freija’
Recreational activities, Lauwersmeer area
Sailing and canoeing, diverse locations in the area
Golf, Leeuwarden
Tea museum Houwerzijl – In this cute museum you can tuck in and you will find the most extensive tea card in the world.

For the little ones

SanjesFertier, funpark for children, with seatings for the parrents
Damwoude: Swimmingpool, sandpit and outdoor shower for the little ones
The Farm-house garden
Swimmingparadise Dokkum/Leeuwarden/Drachten
The Farm-house play area