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Location of Mûnein
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
 • Total c. 700

Mûnein (Dutch: Molenend) is a small village in Tytsjerksteradiel in the province Friesland of the Netherlands and has around the 700 citizens (2008).[1]


Until 1948 was Mûnein, a part of Oentsjerk. At the request of Village Interest in 1948 Mûnein received te village status in 1948 and came off Oentsjerk. the village status was given and Mûnein was independent of Oentsjerk. Until then, it was customary for the village status was given to areas with a church that did not Mûnein. Because there is a café, a primary school and associations, the state still provided by the municipality Tytsjerksteradiel on October 8, 1948.

Since 1953 Mûnein is officially part of the Trynwalden a region on a sand bar showing the villages of Oentsjerk. Gytsjerk, Aldtsjerk and Readtsjerk.

Flax factory[edit]

It was Theodore Baron Marius Theresius of Welderen Rengers by Heemstra State, which has stimulated the construction of the flax factory. He was a member of the commission Door Arbeid tot Verbetering, which was founded by his father, Julius Wilco. On May 6, 1898, upon the municipality Tytsjerksteradiel submitted an application to build a factory near the Swarte Broek, a lake near Mûnein. So wast the first factory built of the "N.V. Friesche Maatschappij van Vlasindustrie" in Mûnein, the name came in colorful tiles on the roof and stand on the front of the factory, where it still be read. The location of the Swarte Broek was chosen because the flax had first go through rotting process in the open waters. The opening of the factory on November 24, 1898 with JJ Westra as director. The plant is to 24 April 1967 served. The restored smokestack and a statue on the square in town still refer to the time of the flax processing. Today there is a small form of housing for the mentally handicapped in the old flax factory and by the tall smokestack still be seen from afar.

Siamese twins[edit]

Mûnein became national news in 1953 by the birth of a Siamese twins on November 8, 1953. Village Doctor Wijthoff Frisia Staete joined the new mother that her seventh child would receive after they gave birth to two babies joined at the stomach. They were rushed by taxi to the Diakonessenhuis a hospital in Leeuwarden charged. The babies grew well and after examination revealed they had their own hearts, lungs and other organs have Fitál. They were in the body independent of each other. it was discussed with an English physician who had experience with a separation of Siamese twins. Seven months after birth, in 1954 the twins underwent surgery to separate them. They were the first Siamese twins in the Netherlands to have a successful separation.



  • 1954 - 791
  • 1969 - 775
  • 1964 - 731
  • 1969 - 666
  • 1974 - 638
  • 2006 - 701

Famous (former) residents of Mûnein[edit]


  • Doctor Kijlstrawei - 1860 -1910 doctor who had a medical practice Uniastate and then was succeeded by his son.
  • Earn Buorren - the description of the meaning of this name is missing from the file. This piece description should have been but a part of the letter of Master Sannes the name is apparently lost. Sannes has been postponed in 1949.
  • Flaaksikkers- referring to the former flasfabriek.
  • Flokhernepaad- This is the name of the region, where once the people were sent there, where the residents of Oentsjerk / Mûnein were embarrassed. Herne is old Frisian corner. You could also say "the cursed corner".
  • Halligenwei- Halich in old country name. Fan traditionally in the name of the area south of Mûnein. The Little Halligen: field and countryside just south of Mûnein, the Great Halligen, the field between Mûnein and The Drive.
  • Jelte Binneswei - Jelte Binnes Oosterhof
  • K Rienewerfstrjitte - Klaas Rien Yard killed in the first May days of 1940 on the Ofslútdyk as a war victim. He is buried in the burial place of Oentsjerk.
  • Kaetsjemuoiwei - The street names in 1949 wanted to give this name because it Kaetsjemuoibos, the so-called Kaetsjemuoipad Kaetsjemuoiland and near the street were. The name of the road, Kaetsjemuoiwei was very old and fully established. The Kaetsjemuoi bosk's behind Staniastate in eastern Oentsjerk. Issue in the folk Kaetsjemuoi hot mouth is not known. Possible was renamed as the St. Catherine (or Kaetsje Tryntsje) then the beskerm saint of this area.
  • Mûnewei- to the former mill where Mûnein is named Mûne is Frisian for mill.
  • Ottemawei- Nanne Ottema
  • Aukje Wijbengastrjitte- Aukje Wijbenga wrote two books on Mûnein Tsjerk and Read.


Coordinates: 53°15′10″N 5°55′12″E / 53.25278°N 5.92000°E / 53.25278; 5.92000