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The best things to do in one day in Workum, Friesland – The Netherlands

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Explore the city of Workum, Friesland (The Netherlands), and it’s things to do and museums in this one day travel itinerary for Workum, The Netherlands. Find the best cities to travel to in beautiful Friesland, Holland. Including some of the best The Netherlands travel destinations, city guides, travel tips for The Netherlands, travel itinerary, The Netherlands travel bucket lists and things to do. Travel blog about The Netherlands by a Dutch local.
Find the best things to do in Workum (Friesland), best hotels and B&B’s, best restaurants and how to spend one day in Workum, The Netherlands, in this local guide.

One of the places you have to visit in Friesland is Workum, or Warkum in Frisian. Discover the best things to do in one day in Workum, The Netherlands here. As Workum is one of the official 11-cities of Friesland, this city is a must visit on your Frisian adventure. Even if you’re just traveling and visiting Workum for 24 hours.

Workum is a city in the province of Friesland, The Netherlands. While Workum is a small Frisian city, there are plenty of things to do so spending one day in Workum, The Netherlands, is rather easy. From typical Dutch regional pottery to kitesurfing in Workum. Here you will find a complete guide and itinerary with the best activities to spend one day or weekend in Workum, Friesland.

The best activities and things to do in one day in Workum, The Netherlands

As I’ve said before, Workum or Warkum is a small Frisian city in The Netherlands. Luckily there are plenty of things to do when you’re visiting Workum for 24 hours or even a weekend. Discover the best one day itinerary with what to do and see when you’re travelling to Workum, The Netherlands, below. Remember, Workum is not a part of Holland. Those provinces are only Noord- Holland and Zuid- Holland. Friesland is it’s own province and some might get offended if you’re saying that Workum is located in Holland.

Workum, Friesland, is one the cities you have to visit when you travel to the beautiful province of Friesland, The Netherlands. Find a full guide with things to do, best hotels, best restaurants in this one day itinerary for Workum, The Netherlands. Discover the best destinations in Friesland, The Netherlands.

Best hotels, pensions and B&B’s in Workum, Friesland

Are you looking for the best accommodation in Workum, The Netherlands? Here you will discover the best B&B’s, pensions and hotels of Workum

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B&B de Garaazje, click here for the current prices and availability.

Pension B&B het Smidsvuur, click here for the current prices and availability.

Hotel Wymerts, click here for the current prices and availability.

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Best breakfast restaurant of Workum

The beginning of your 24 hours in Workum, Friesland, has to be breakfast. While Workum is a small Frisian city, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any good places to eat. Because actually, the smaller the town the sooner bad restaurants disappear. But for a typical Dutch breakfast in Workum you simply only have to visit a bakery. So go to a bakery to buy some typical Frisian goods and Dutch breaf in Workum. Visiting bakkerij vd Werf is one of the best things to do on your trip in Workum. Why? Because food is always the answer. Ask them for their local Frisian cookies (buy drabbelkoek!) as well as the other things they recommend, you won’t regret it.

Discover the Jopie Huisman Museum in Workum

The Jopie Huisman museum is a must visit when you’re travelling to Workum. Jopie Huisman was a Frisian self- taught master painter. In the Jopie Huisman museum, you will discover the life and work of this famous Frisian painter who is especially known for his love of nature and him having compassion. The most special thing about this museum in Workum, that makes it one of the things you have to do and see when you’re here, is the fact that Jopie himself will guide you through his world with the help of a free audio tour. If that doesn’t make you think that the Jopie Huisman museum is one of the best museums to visit in Friesland, then I don’t know what will.

Admission fee
Adults 8,50 euros
Children 4- 12 2,50 euros
Museum card Free

Opening times Jopie Huisman museum
The museum is currently closed but opens again on the following dates.
15th of February – 31st of March 13:00 – 17:00
1st of April – 31st of October 10:00 – 17:00
1st of November – 21st of December 13:00 – 17:00
22nd of December – 5th of January 10:00 – 17:00

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On Sundays and holidays, the museum opens at 13:00 – 17:00

Accessibility
The Jopie Huisman museum is wheelchair friendly, there are two wheelchairs available in the museum.

Address
Noard 6
8711 AH Workum

For more information about the Jopie Huisman Museum click here.

Workum, Friesland, is one the cities you have to visit when you travel to the beautiful province of Friesland, The Netherlands. Find a full guide with things to do, best hotels, best restaurants in this one day itinerary for Workum, The Netherlands. Discover the best destinations in Friesland, The Netherlands.

Do a self guided walking tour of Workum

From the Jopie Huisman museum you will start walking along the street called Noard and you pass the Sint Werenfriduskerk (church), you will go into the gallery of Kunsthuis Kort in Workum. This art gallery in Workum opens up from the 1st of April – 31st of October from Tuesday – Friday 11:00 – 17:30. Saturday 11:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 13:00 – 17:00. From the 1st of November until the 31st of March it’s opened from Wednesday – Sunday from 13:00 – 17:00.

After you’ve discovered some great art and maybe bought a souvenir it’s time to continue on the street called Dwarsnoard and then walk the same way back until you arrive at the street called Merk. Then you will enter a small street called Skil. At number 8-11 you can find 4 old social housing projects that date back to the 18th century.

Now you will turn around and walk back to Merk where you will find the ‘gevelstenenmuur’. There are old parts of facades that were all placed into this wall.

Now you will continue your way through the street called Sud and after that will head to Seburch. At Seburch 4 you can find old houses from fishermen that date back to the 18th century. On Seburch 5 you can find an old shipyard that also goes back to the 18th century. Then you will make your way to Hylperdyk 3 because you can find an old windmill there. You can visit the windmill when the wings are turning, or if you make an appointment.

After that it’s time to walk to a pottery bakery. At it Pottebakkershûs you can have a look at a collection of traditional Workumer pottery. They have a collection at the ground floor and first floor that is free to visit. You can even buy pottery or ceramic in the shop. At Pottenbakkerij Kunst they even have a collection of old Frisian pottery that is for sale, so if you want really authentic Dutch / Frisian souvenirs from your trip to The Netherlands and Friesland then buying something at these two stores would make the perfect gift.

Eat the best lunch of Workum

There are several places to eat a great lunch in Workum. If you’re only in need of a small meal then I would recommend you to visit Boele’s Frietfabriek. At this place you will eat the best home made fries of the entire province of Friesland. The hamburger are very tasty as well. It’s worth checking whether this place is open. This snackbar in Workum doesn’t open often when it’s low season, but opens for sure at Friday and Saturday. It’s located at Súd 23.

If you’re not a fan of fries, or am more interested in a normal restaurant or lunch cafe experience in Workum then Restaurant Folkerts or Restaurant De Gulden Leeuw are great options.

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Explore the history of Workum at the museum Warkums Erfskip

Workum was a very busy seaport until the 18th century. You can learn all about the history and nautical facts about Workum at the museum. It’s very interesting to see how such a small city was such a crowded place hundreds of years ago.

You can also find the VVV of Workum, or tourist information and office, in this same building.

Admission fee

Adults / 5 euros

Teens (13-18) / 3 euros

Children until 12 / Free

Museumcard / Free

Opening hours

9th of April until the 30th of June / Every afternoon from 13:00 – 17:00 (closed at the Monday of Pentecost)

1st of July – 31st of August / Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00 & Sunday 13:00 – 17:00

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1st of September – 31st of October / Every afternoon from 13:00 – 17:00

It’s possible that the museum is closed when you arrive, the reason for that is the fact that they work with volunteers. And there simply aren’t enough of them. You can send an e-mail to warkumserfskip[@]hetnet.nl to ask if they are open or not.

Address

Merk 4

8711 CL Workum

Visit the oldest medieval church of Friesland

At almost the same place at the nautical museum you can find the oldest medieval church of Friesland. The Gertrudiskerk dates back to the 15th century. You can visit the St Gertrudiskerk (church) of Workum from the 16th of April- 27th of October from 13:30 – 16:30. At Sundays you cannot randomly visit the church. In this beautiful church in Friesland you can find an enormous bell tower and a collection of 18th century pieces.

Workum, Friesland, is one the cities you have to visit when you travel to the beautiful province of Friesland, The Netherlands. Find a full guide with things to do, best hotels, best restaurants in this one day itinerary for Workum, The Netherlands. Discover the best destinations in Friesland, The Netherlands.

Go kitesurfing in Workum, Friesland, at Soal Surf & Beach

If you’re looking for adventurous things to do in The Netherlands and Friesland then I can definitely recommend you to take a kitesurfing lesson. In Workum, Friesland, you can find some of the best kite surfing spots of The Netherlands. You can take a beginners lesson to try kitesurfing, or go for the more advanced lessons if you’re not a beginner anymore. Beginner lessons start at 55 euro. You’d have to translate their page in order to book a lesson or you can sent them an email. Go to their website here.

Discover the best shops and stores in Workum

Some of the shops and stores you must visit in Workum are Vintage Friesland, Natuurvol, Eartiids curiosa Ambacht & Kunst. Here you will be able to find some artsy, modern, vintage and antique stuff. There’s truly something for everyone in these stores, so if you’re looking for where you should go shopping in Workum, these are your places.

Workum, Friesland, is one the cities you have to visit when you travel to the beautiful province of Friesland, The Netherlands. Find a full guide with things to do, best hotels, best restaurants in this one day itinerary for Workum, The Netherlands. Discover the best destinations in Friesland, The Netherlands.

Discover the best restaurants for dinner of Workum

There are plenty of good restaurants where you can eat dinner in Workum, The Netherlands. I’ve listed a couple restaurants below.

De Witte Herbergh

This is a great restaurant with very friendly staff. Besides that the food is great and so is the atmosphere. My personal recommendation? The stoofpotje, or stew. It’s truly great.

Restaurant Seburch

Are you interested in trying some typical Frisian foods? At Restaurant Seburch they even have a special menu with typical Frisian regional specialties that you should try called it Fryske miel.

It pottebakkerhûs

For the best vegetarian and fish restaurant of Workum you have to visit it pottebakkerhûs. Besides the great vegetarian options they also create their dishes with organic products. The fish that is served at this restaurant is catched with the help of sustainable fishery.

Restaurant Sluiszicht

If you’re interested in more combinations of Frisian ingredients and dishes then visiting Restaurant Sluiszicht for dinner is also a great choice.

Workum, Friesland, is one the cities you have to visit when you travel to the beautiful province of Friesland, The Netherlands. Find a full guide with things to do, best hotels, best restaurants in this one day itinerary for Workum, The Netherlands. Discover the best destinations in Friesland, The Netherlands.

Eat the best icecream of Workum

For the best ice cream and dessert of Workum you have to visit Ijsboerderij Margje 24 (which is named after one of their cows). This ice cream farm produces ice cream while they are keeping a strong eye on animal right and environmental sustainability. The cows live on a farm where they can decide what they want to do, whether they want to go outside or stay in, have special cow mattresses, cow brushes and plenty of more. Besides that, the meadows that the cows are walking in are helping the vulnerable meadow birds.

Have a look at their website for the current opening times.

You can find the best icecream of Friesland at the following address.

Trekwei 13
8711 GS Workum

Watch the sunset at the beach of Workum

One of my favourite things to do, no matter where I am, is to watch the sunset. The magical feeling and atmosphere of another day that passes by and that you enjoyed fully is one of the best things in the world. Imagine yourself sitting at the edge of the water. You see the kitesurfers in the distance while the sunrays slowly disappear into the Ijsselmeer.

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When you’re at the beach of Workum anyway, have a look at the lighthouse that is located on the other side of the dyke. When you arrive at the beach in Workum, Friesland, you should walk to the left and eventually will spot the lighthouse. It’s a white house in the shape of a rectangle. It’s one of the oldest lighthouses of The Netherlands and Friesland and dates back to 1643. Since 1880 the lighthouse of Workum is not in use anymore.

Finish your 24 hours in Workum with a drink

One of the best places to go for a drink in Workum is the restaurant Seburch. It’s located on the corner near the big and small sluice of Workum and the perfect place to end a great day in Workum. Restaurant Seburch is one of those places that you should go for a drink, one good reason alone is the location. After you watched the most beautiful sunset on the beach of Workum, it’s time to celebrate a succesful day exploring this Frisian town. Have a look at the opening times here.

Address

Seburch 9
8711 EE Workum

Workum, Friesland, is one the cities you have to visit when you travel to the beautiful province of Friesland, The Netherlands. Find a full guide with things to do, best hotels, best restaurants in this one day itinerary for Workum, The Netherlands. Discover the best destinations in Friesland, The Netherlands.

Extra tip: Walk the Tillefonne in the area of Workum

If you have extra time in Workum or am looking for other things to do in this Frisian city, then I would recommend you to walk the Tillefonne. The Tillefonne is also called Tillefonnepaad and is a century-old path that was used to walk to the Grote/ Sint- Gertrudischurch on Sundays. These paths were especially common in areas where there was not a normal road available between the houses and church. The Tillefonne was already mentioned in the 1560s. The name comes from two Frisian words, tille (small bridge) and fonne (meadows for calves). This path follows an old Zuiderzee dyke North West of Workum, through meadows and across eight small bridges, in order for you to arrive in Workum.

To walk the Tillefonne in Workum you have to go through the small street that is located next to the Kapsalon Peter (hairdresser). This is called Tillefonne, and is also renamed de Tillefonnestege. From there you can go on an adventure and walk nearby Workum while exploring the area and feel the history of the path.

Workum, Friesland, is one the cities you have to visit when you travel to the beautiful province of Friesland, The Netherlands. Find a full guide with things to do, best hotels, best restaurants in this one day itinerary for Workum, The Netherlands. Discover the best destinations in Friesland, The Netherlands.

Workum, Friesland, is one the cities you have to visit when you travel to the beautiful province of Friesland, The Netherlands. Find a full guide with things to do, best hotels, best restaurants in this one day itinerary for Workum, The Netherlands. Discover the best destinations in Friesland, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workum, Friesland, is one the cities you have to visit when you travel to the beautiful province of Friesland, The Netherlands. Find a full guide with things to do, best hotels, best restaurants in this one day itinerary for Workum, The Netherlands. Discover the best destinations in Friesland, The Netherlands.

Workum, Friesland, is one the cities you have to visit when you travel to the beautiful province of Friesland, The Netherlands. Find a full guide with things to do, best hotels, best restaurants in this one day itinerary for Workum, The Netherlands. Discover the best destinations in Friesland, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you planning on visiting Workum, Friesland, anytime soon? I hope this article about what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Workum, The Netherlands, has helped you. If you’re interested in visiting more cities in Friesland have a look at another article I wrote about the best day trips from Leeuwarden here. Or discover the best things to do on the Wadden Island of Ameland on one day. Are you interested in stargazing in The Netherlands? In that case Friesland is one of the perfect provinces to see the milky way. Have a look here for the best places to go and see the starry skies in The Netherlands.

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