Rinsumageest is a small village in the heart of Dutch Friesland. It has a rich history. In the village there is another church that is dated at least a 1000 years old. The village itself has no amenities, but Damwoude is a 5 minute drive and has multiple supermarkets, a bakery and other shops.
Dokkum is a very nice city to visit with canals, typical old Dutch houses, old streets and many shops and restaurants. It is a 10 minute drive from the church.
Leeuwarden is the capital of Friesland. It's a 25 minute drive and has everything to offer in terms of shops, restaurants and museums.
Eeltjemar (Lake Eeltje) is a nice area to swim and only 2,5 km from the church. It has a nice sand beach and grass areas. The water is suitable for children under supervision.
Ameland is one of the 'Wadden islands'. It is a a World Heritage site as a unique nature reserve. The boat to Ameland leaves from Holwerd and is a 15 minute drive from the church. Perfect for a day trip.
Schiermonnikoog is another island that is part of the World Heritage and can be reached by boat from Lauwersoog. This is a 25 minute drive from the church. No cars allowed on the island, but those typical Dutch bikes can be rented on the island.