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Fierljeppen

Watch the traditional Dutch sport and try it yourself

Fierljeppen in The Netherlands 2019 - Best Time
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Peter Werkman

Fierljeppen is a favorite sport of Friesland province. It can be word by word translated as ‘far-leaping’. The aim of the game is to jump over the water body as far as you can. The length of the pole varies from 8 to 13 metres. At the bottom of the pole there is a flat plate to keep it safe from sinking in the muddy rivers or canals.

Fierljeppen in The Netherlands - Best Season 2020

Every participant has to be quite strong and to have a good coordination. Firstly you have to sprint to the pole, grab it, then climb to the top of the pole to control its further movements and finally jump off and land on the other side of the water body. The jumps are usually under 20 metres.

Best time for Fierljeppen in The Netherlands 2020

The game season lasts from May till September. During this period you can visit lots of fierljeppen matches and see everything with your own eyes. If you want to try it yourself, visit one of the fierljep demonstration, where professional jumpers explain and show everything in details. At the end of the master class you can give it a try.

Best time to see Fierljeppen in The Netherlands 2020
Best time for Fierljeppen 2020