Location in Menameradiel municipality
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Before 2018, the village was part of the Menameradiel municipality. 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.
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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