The Elfsteden Tour

the "tour of the tours" by boat

"Elfsteden (eleven Frisian towns)" Tour


210 km, approx. 32 uur = 2 weeks

If, during a cold winter, all canals in Friesland are frozen, a very special event called “Elfstedentocht” will take place. During this ice-skating event all eleven historical towns of Friesland have to be “visited” within 24 hours. The "Elfstedentocht" is almost 200 km in length and, because of the heroic charakter, it is also referred to as "tour of the tours". The ice-skating event has been held 15 times, the last time was in 1997.

Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland, is where the start and finish of the tour is located. Due to practical reasons we start our "Elfsteden route by boat" in Sneek.

Due to the maximum headway (2.50 m) and beam (3.50 m) of the bridges, this tour is only accessible for Traveller 27, Buccaneer 30 and Buccaneer 37.


Elfsteden Tour enlarged

Description "Elfsteden" Route

Mark 1 =
home port Centerpoint Charters

CENTERPOINT CHARTERS - Houkesloot - Geeuw - IJLST - Wijde Wijmerts - Nauwe Wijmerts - WOUDSEND

WOUDSEND - Ee - Slotermeer - Luts - BALK - Luts - Van Swinderenvaart - Rijstervaart - Oud-Karre - Morra - Johan Friso Kanaal - STAVOREN

STAVOREN - Johan Friso Kanaal - Morra - Fluessen - Leijepolle links - Inthiemasloot - Zandmeer - Korte Vliet - Lange Vliet - WORKUM - Workumer Trekvaart - BOLSWARD

BOLSWARD - Witmarsumervaart - WITMARSUM - Harlingervaart - HARLINGEN - Nieuwe Trekvaart - Van Harinxmakanaal - FRANEKER

FRANEKER - Van Harinxmakanaal - LEEUWARDEN - Dokkumer Ee - DOKKUM

DOKKUM - Dokkumer Ee - BARTLEHIEM - Oudkerkstervaart - Oudkerkstermeer - Murk - Ouddeel - Langdeel - Wargastervaart - Aegumerdiep - Pomprak - Nauwe Galle - GROU - Pikmeer - Prinses Margriet Kanaal - Sneekermeer - Houkesloot - home port Centerpoint Charters

 

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