Workum is a beautiful town in the southwest of Friesland. The city has been of great historical significance as a link between the Friesian lakes and the former Zuyderzee. Workum has had city rights since 1399; it gained its wealth from shipbuilding and windmill industry. Part of Workum is a conservation area, with dozens of listed buildings; the real gems are the 300 year old shipyard and the historical lighthouse. More noteworthy attractions are the Warkums Erfskip (heritage) Museum in the former weighing house, and the late-gothic Saint Gertrude church.
Sailing trip to Workum
Workum has been one of Egasail’s favourite destinations for years. From our home port in Monnickendam we set a course for the IJsselmeer with our sailing charter Orion. From the coast of the IJsselmeer we sail through the Soal channel to the Workum Lock, where we can either moor for the night or go on through the town centre. We can also continue our trip further north to the Gaastmeer lake after visiting Workum.