Pieterburen

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Pieterburen
Village
Hoofdstraat, Pieterburen, at the left the café Het wapen van Hunsingo (nowadays Bij de buren van Pieter)
Hoofdstraat, Pieterburen, at the left the café Het wapen van Hunsingo (nowadays Bij de buren van Pieter)
Pieterburen is located in Groningen (province)
Pieterburen
Pieterburen
Location of Pieterburen in the province of Groningen
Coordinates: 53°24′00″N 6°27′10″E / 53.40000°N 6.45278°E / 53.40000; 6.45278Coordinates: 53°24′00″N 6°27′10″E / 53.40000°N 6.45278°E / 53.40000; 6.45278
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Municipality De Marne
Population (1 January 2008)
 • Total 379
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Pieterburen is a village in the northeastern Netherlands, located in the municipality of De Marne, Groningen.

Pieterburen is situated on the ‘Hogeland’ (high land) of northeastern Groningen. It is an area with brick Gothic churches, stately farms, and endless views over the land, all the way to the Wadden Sea.

Pieterburen is known for its Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre, the vicarage garden Domiestoen, the old mill De Vier Winden (The Four Winds), and for mudflat hiking in the Wadden Sea. Its medieval castle, Huis ten Dyke, was torn down a century ago.

Pieterburen is the start of the Pieterpad, a long-distance hiking trail to Sint Pieter in the extreme south of the Netherlands

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