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Windmill De Weyert
Windmill De Weyert
Location in Ooststellingwerf municipality
Location in Ooststellingwerf municipality
Makkinga is located in Netherlands
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°59′N 6°13′E / 52.983°N 6.217°E / 52.983; 6.217
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityOoststellingwerf Ooststellingwerf
 (January 2017)
 • Total1,040
Postal code

Makkinga (West Frisian: Makkingea) is a village in the Dutch municipality of Ooststellingwerf in the province of Friesland. As of the census of 1 January 2017 it had 1,040 inhabitants.[1] At one time Makkinga was the largest village in Ooststellingwerf, with nearly 1,900 residents. Oosterwolde now has the distinction of being the largest village in the municipality.

Makkinga is known among transportation planners and engineers as the first community to introduce the concept of shared space, which means the removal of traffic controls in the high street to encourage safer interaction between vehicles and pedestrians.


In Makkinga, the Old Ark museum is devoted to tools. There is a restored windmill, De Weyert, in the village. On the last Saturday of the month from March to October, a large farmer's market is organized in the village.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ Villages Archived 2017-09-28 at the Wayback Machine - Ooststellingwerf Municipality (in Dutch)

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