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Marrum church
Marrum church
Coat of arms of Marrum
Coat of arms
Map NL Ferwerderadiel Marrum.png
Map NL Ferwerderadiel Marrum.png
Marrum is located in Netherlands
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°19′20″N 5°48′5″E / 53.32222°N 5.80139°E / 53.32222; 5.80139
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
 • Total1,462
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Telephone area0518

Marrum is the third largest village in Noardeast-Fryslân municipality in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 1,462 in January 2017.[1] Before 2019, the village was part of the Ferwerderadiel municipality.

2006 Horse rescue operation[edit]

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.[2]


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.


  1. ^ Aantal inwoners per woonplaats in Ferwerderadiel op 1 januari 2017 - Ferwerderadiel
  2. ^ Austin, Hannah. "Nearly 100 Horses Were Trapped On This Island For 3 Days, Until A Group Of Women Did The Unthinkable". WIMP. Retrieved 15 November 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Marrum at Wikimedia Commons