That is Frisian for ‘our forefathers heritage’
You can see it and enjoy it in the lake district in the south-west corner of Friesland. There you will find four villages - Exmorra, Allingawier, Ferwoude and Piaam - which together form one of the world’s unique museum trails. 25 kilometres of cultural history in the form of beautifully restored and originally furnished historical buildings, crafts, tools and implements, left behind by the rural population of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Whether you are in the grocer’s shop, bakery, smithy, carpenter’s shop, on the farm, in a living room, the school, the church or on the skûtsje - a typical Frisian cargo vessel - you will get the impression that the original inhabitants and users have left their Country in order to give you time to wonder and daydream. Imagine the hard work of the farmer’s wife, or that of the carpenter, who was also an astronomer. And what about the grocer with off-licence, who also taught the children of the village in a room set out as a classroom. Taste the old days of Friesland in granny’s shop or in the bakery, where ‘Drabbelkoeken’ are baked.
Drive, cycle or walk the Aldfaers Erf Route in the triangle of Bolsward (on the A7 motorway) - Makkum - Workum and enjoy the romance and vitality of the Frisian landscape of polders and mounds. Alternating exhibitions and events make the Aldfaers Erf Route different every year. You’ll never tire of it!
• Allingawier: daily from 10.00 to 17.00 h. from 1 April until 31 October.
• Exmorra, Ferwoude und Piaam: daily from 10.00 to 17.00 h. from 1 May until 30 September.
On Easter days, the complete route is open.
Groups of at least 20 persons are also welcome outside of these times, however, advance booking is required.
Aldfaers Erf Association, Kanaalweg 4,
NL-8758 LD Allingawier, The Netherlands.
Tel.: +31 (0) 515 23 16 31
Fax: +31 (0) 515 23 16 41