From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Location of Ballum
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
 • Total c. 370

Ballum is a village on the western half of the island of Ameland and the smallest of the total of four villages on the island, one of the West Frisian Islands and part of the Netherlands. It has a population of about 370; this includes about 60 inhabitants of the countryside surrounding the village.[1] The small Ameland Airport is located northwest of Ballum.

It is also the place of the municipal hall of Ameland. This building was built on the location where the castle of the Cammingha's once stood. This old and large castle, formerly the home of the lords of the island, was demolished in 1829.[2]


  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands, 2007. Figures are for the year 2006. Statistics are available in Google Earth format.
  2. ^ Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 2 (B), 1840, p. 66. "Ballum".

Coordinates: 53°26′39″N 5°41′20″E / 53.44417°N 5.68889°E / 53.44417; 5.68889