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St Willibrord church
St Willibrord church
Coat of arms of Holwerd
Coat of arms
Location in the Dongeradeel municipality
Location in the Dongeradeel municipality
Holwerd is located in Netherlands
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°22′N 5°54′E / 53.367°N 5.900°E / 53.367; 5.900
Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Municipality Dongeradeel
Population (2017)
 • Total 1,607
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9151
Telephone area 0519

Holwerd is a village in Dongeradeel municipality in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland. It had a population of around 1,607 in January 2017.[1]

Wadloopcentrum Fryslân in Holwerd is a center for the training of wadlopen guides and the preservation of the sport. It was the birthplace of astronomer Johannes Phocylides Holwarda. There are two windmills in Holwerd, De Hoop and Miedenmolen.


Holwerd had a station on the North Friesland Railway, which opened in 1901 and closed to passengers in May 1935. It closed completely in July 1942. The ferry to Ameland departs from Holwerd.