Sint Nicolaasga

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Sint Nicolaasga
Sint Nyk
St Nicholas church
St Nicholas church
Location in the former Skarsterlân municipality
Location in the former Skarsterlân municipality
Sint Nicolaasga is located in Netherlands
Sint Nicolaasga
Sint Nicolaasga
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°55′N 5°45′E / 52.917°N 5.750°E / 52.917; 5.750
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
Municipality De Fryske Marren De Fryske Marren
Population (2017)
 • Total 3,330
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8520-21
Telephone area 0513

Sint Nicolaasga (West Frisian: Sint Nyk) is a village in the Dutch province of Friesland. It is located in the municipality of De Fryske Marren, and had a population of around 3330 in 2017.[1]


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.

Before 2014, Sint Nicolaasga was part of the Skarsterlân municipality and before 1984 it was part of Doniawerstal.


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