Explore the most legendary Dutch iceskating tour by car

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  • Netherlands, Europe
  • 216 km
  • 4:43 hr

The "Elfstedentocht" is among the most legendary Dutch sports event since it is only organized when the ice is thick enough to skate the magnificent lakes, rivers and canals that connect eleven historic Frisian cities. This road trip allows you to experience the scenic route of the world's largest and longest speed skating competition without having to wait for the irregular event of thick ice.

Tucked in the north of the Netherlands, besides the terrific countryside and charming traditional Frisian villages, the province of Friesland is best known for its waters. The ever-changing panoramas of endless lakes, pastures and lovely woods are complimented with the UNESCO-listed Wadden Sea, home to large groups of birds and seals.

Besides Friesland’s unique nature the road sweeps through eleven Frisian cities that are sprawled with historic traces of Friesland’s rich culture. Discover how all of the Elfstedentocht cities have their own unique characteristics!

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