Beetgum's "Hege Wier", remains of one of 5 "stiens", or medieval castles in Friesland
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Beetgum gained notoriety in 1895, when three brothers from the village – the brothers Keimpe, Wybren en Marten Hogerhuis – were arrested for their alleged and disputed involvement in a burglary in the village of Britsum. The involvement of the Social Democrat Party's leader, Pieter Jelles Troelstra two years later, catapulted the village into the national headlines.
Coordinates: Aircraft crash
On June 9th, 2016 a demonstration fighter jet crashed in the lake next to 'De bodde', the pilot saved himself by ejecting from the aircraft.
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