Bridge Operation

Most bridges in Friesland are operated from 1 april up to 1 november. The following times are applicable, they could be changed.

  • 09.00 am – 4.15 pm
  • 5.15 pm – 7.00 pm (in June, July and August until 8:00 pm)

Some bridges in Friesland are remotely controlled, this also applies to the (rail) bridge in Grou. By pressing on the button for the bridge, you can open the bridge.

For information about the Frisian water please visit Here you can also download an extensive water sports brochure. There is also an App "Watersport", with all kinds of things about the water sports in Friesland. That's convenient, because then you will always have up-to-date information at hand. Info about bridge operation, blocks and places where you can safely swim. The App is available for free for Apple and Android.

Up-to-date information on temporary derogations and blocks on the water can be found at