|• Total||c. 3,650 (1 January 2,008).|
Its most famous inhabitant was the Dutch poet J. Slauerhoff, who in May–July 1929 ran the practice of the local doctor, a temporary profession eternalized in a poem by J.C. Bloem printed in the national paper Het Vaderland. Beetsterzwaag is also the birthplace of Hilbert van der Duim, a speed skater active in the 1980s; Van der Duim was twice all-around World Champion, twice all-around European champion, and seven times Dutch champion.
- Bakker, Bert; Gerrit Borgers; Jan Hulsker; Cornelis Jan (Cees) Kelk; Cornelis Pieter (Kees) Lekkerkerker; Jurriaan Schrofer; Ellen Warmond; F.C. Terborgh (2008) . Schrijversprentenboek (in Dutch). Bezige Bij. p. 25.
- "Duim, Hilbert van der". Encyclopedie Drenthe Online. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
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