The Rysterbosk is one of the most famous hiking forests in Fryslân. It is a large walking forest in the rolling Gaasterland. Majestic beeches and oaks watch over the main artery “the Murnserleane” in the forest. More than one hundred thousand feet enter this footpath every year. From small children’s feet to fanatic walkers. They all make a nice trip over the noble main avenue, with the impressive view over the IJsselmeer at Mirns as a reward.

Murnserleane: The Murnserleane is also called the Kalverstraat of Gaasterland. On a beautiful spring day, the fresh green leaves stand out against the dark beech bark and many hikers enjoy this atmospheric forest.

The immense beech and oak tell a story in this forest. The age-old trees have experienced a lot since the construction of the Rysterbosk. The old estate was thus used as a tobacco plantation and for the tannery. A beautiful temple of peace was also erected in the forest and the forest experienced dark times when a number of V2 packages were launched from the forest in the Second World War. In addition to history, this forest is also very diverse in nature. From hundreds of mushrooms in the fall to beautiful badger fortresses. You can find it all in the Rysterbosk.

(Bron: It Fryske Gea | foto: Signumphoto)


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