Sint Nicolaasga

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Sint Nyk
Village
Location of Sint Nyk
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
Population
 • Total c. 3,270

Sint Nicolaasga (West Frisian: Sint Nyk) is a village in the Dutch province of Friesland. It is located in the municipality of De Friese Meren, and had a population of around 3270 in 2004. It was part of the former municipalities Doniawerstal and Skarsterlân.

History[edit]

The oldest listing of the village dates from about 1399 by the name Sinte Nyclaesga. At the Protestant Reformation in 1580 the priest of Sint Nicolaasga, Nicolaus Hollandinus, went into exile and the church, cemetery and property of the parsonage changed hands. The religious exercises of the Catholics took place in a hidden church on de Heide until a new church was built in 1853. The church was used until 1885. Then people started to build the church of Saint Nicholas (Sint-Nicolaaskerk), which still stands. The patron saint of the parish is Nicolaas van Myra. There is a Lourdes Grotto near the church.

External links[edit]

Media related to Sint Nicolaasga at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

http://fy.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sint_Nyk

Coordinates: 52°55′N 5°45′E / 52.917°N 5.750°E / 52.917; 5.750