Marrum

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Marrum
Village
Coat of arms of Marrum
Coat of arms
Location of Marrum
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
Population (2014)
 • Total c. 1,464
Website www.marrum.nl

Marrum is a small village in Ferwerderadiel in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 1464 in 2014.

In 2006 following a storm nearly 100 horses were stranded on a small mud island. Eventually they were rescued after seven women equestrians organised by Norma Miedema through an internet forum rode out through the water and then rode back leading the horses to safety (Susan Fransen riding Blizzard, Micky Nijboer riding Berber, Antje Dijkstra riding Humphrey, Hinke Lap riding Guinever, Christina Stormer riding Perfeft and Fardow de Rueter riding King). A memorial was subsequently erected to mark the bravery and ingenuity of these women.[1]

Windmills[edit]

There are two windmills in Marrum, De Grote Molen and De Phenix. A third mill, De Kleilânsmole was dismantled in 2010 for restoration and rebuilding at Ferwert.

External links[edit]

Media related to Marrum at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

Coordinates: 53°19′20″N 5°48′5″E / 53.32222°N 5.80139°E / 53.32222; 5.80139