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Elfstedenbrug

Canterland bridge a. k. a. Elfstedenbrug (eleven-cities-bridge) over the Murk river, clad in a mosaic composed of small ceramic photo-tile images of individuals who completed Friesland's famous De Elfstedentocht (Eleven City Ice Skating Tour and Race).

constructed: 2001-2006
artists: Maree Blok (1950 -) & Bas Lugthart (1955 -)

approximate number of ceramic photo-tiles: 7,000

distance of race and tour: 200 kilometers / 125 miles
route: starting at 05:30 in Leeuwarden, Sneek, IJlst, Sloten, Stavoren, Hindeloopen, Workum, Bolsward, Harlingen, Franeker, Dokkum, finishing in Leeuwarden -not later than midnight.

years ice thickness permitted the event: 1909, 1912, 1917, 1929, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1954, 1956, 1963, 1985, 1986, 1997

1997 race participants: limitted to 300; placed: 128
1997 tour participants: limitted to 16,000; finished: 14,788

web sites:
Elfstedemonument
Elfstedentocht
Eleven City Ice Skating Tour english

Friese Elfsteden Rijwieltocht Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

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* Gytsjerk / Giekerk population: 2,300

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constructed: 1120, the church’s tower was toppled and replaced by the steeple in 1869.

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