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St John's Church
St John's Church
Location in Leeuwarderadeel municipality
Location in Leeuwarderadeel municipality
Britsum is located in Netherlands
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°15′N 5°47′E / 53.250°N 5.783°E / 53.250; 5.783
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
Municipality Leeuwarden Leeuwarden
Population (2017)
 • Total 910
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9055
Telephone area 058

The village of Britsum is located in the municipality of Leeuwarden (province of Friesland), in the Netherlands. Britsum was built on an artificial bank (terp) running along the eastern side of the former Middelzee. The church, built around 1300, is also located on this bank. It had a population of about 910 citizens in January 2017.[1]


Britsum was served by a station on the North Friesland Railway which opened in 1901 and closed to passengers in July 1936. It reopened to passengers in May 1940 and closed to passengers again in December 1940. The line finally closed in 1997.

Before 2018, the village was part of the Leeuwarderadeel municipality.


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