Episode 7: From ramspol to MakkumFirst aired: Friday, 16 October 2015 at 18.00 hours
In this episode we’re going to fly the route from Ramspol to Makkum. We’re taking off in Ramspol, fly along the Frisian IJsselmeer coast and end our flight in Makkum.
Today we begin our journey in Ramspol, a hamlet located northeast of Kampen. Sweep across the Ramspol Bridge we fly towards Emmeloord.
Emmeloord falls under the municipality Noordoostpolder. We find the Poldertoren in the center. This water tower is located in the geographical center of the polder.
We follow the Lemstervaart and we pass the villages of Bant and Rutten. Then we go to the province's Lemmer to Friesland. Lemmer, the place which is located on the IJsselmeer, is one of the most famous marinas in Northern Netherlands. Lemmer has a large port and a beautiful beach.
Also fortified Sloten, the smallest of the Frisian Elfsteden is on the route, as well as the villages Wijckel and Balk. We look at the Galamadammen and the adjacent lake "Morra" from the air and by the route Johan Willem Friso Kanaal we reach Stavoren.
Stavoren was the first city in the Netherlands which received city rights. Stavoren is part of the ‘Friese kustpad’ that runs between Stavoren and Lauwersoog. It’s 152 km long and will travel through Hindeloopen, Workum and Makkum.
Hindeloopen is one of the smaller towns of the province. ‘De Grote Kerk’ of Hindeloopen will be highlighted during this episode.
Workum we reach by following the canal 'It Soal'. Via Ferwoude and Gaast, both located at the former Zuiderzeedijk, we arrive at the place of our destination.
We end our tour today in Makkum. Makkum is famous for its ‘Makkumer aardewerk’. Among the tourists the beach and the harbor are very popular.