Workum’s history is exhibited at the Museum Warkums Erfskip, with extended shipping and earthenware expositions, as well as in the Museum voor Kerkelijke Kunst. Nowadays the drawings and paintings in the Jopie Huisman Museum draw many visitors. Besides lovely little shops Workum has lots of monumental buildings, such as the St. Gertrudiskerk, the Waag and city hall, and many pleasure ports.
Discovery tour through one of the famous 11 Friesian cities
It is a historic fact that the Elfstedentocht was already taking place as early as 1763. No one knows who came up with the idea to skate through these 11 cities in one day. We do know that this journey of journeys really appeals to the imagination, not only in Fryslân (the Friesian language name for the province Friesland), but in the whole of Nederland and also in many other places.
The Elfstedentocht is popular even when there is no ice, because the journey does not have to be undertaken on skates. The sights and pleasures of this route can be enjoyed strolling, biking, skating, canoeing, horse riding, sailing (utilising the fact that almost all bridges can lift out of the way of the mast), motorcycling or driving.