Routes to terpen and wierden
The raised villages are called ‘terpen’ in Friesland and ‘wierden’ in Groningen. These days, they are a veritable attraction with their beautiful churches, historic residences and farms. There are hiking and cycling itineraries with clear route signs throughout the area.
The terp route is a hiking itinerary which spans 20 km and is part of the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hogebeintum, the highest known terp, is the highlight of the route. Make sure to have a look inside the picturesque old church of Hogebeintum. Would you like to learn more about the history of the village and terp landscape? Visit the Archeologisch Steunpunt or Archaeological Information Point on top of the terp.