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Coat of arms of Workum
Coat of arms
Location of Workum
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
 • Total c. 4,000
Canal lock

Workum (West Frisian: Warkum) is a city in the municipality Súdwest-Fryslân in Friesland. It received city rights in 1374. It currently has around 4000 inhabitants.


Today, Workum is probably best known for having a museum dedicated to the very popular artist Jopie Huisman. Furthermore, it is one of the eleven cities of the Elfstedentocht. There are four windmills in Workum; De Nijlânnermolen, De Snip, Het Heidenschap and Ybema's Molen.


Born in Workum[edit]

  • Hotze Koch, 22 October 1867, founder of the Quanah Tribune-Chief newspaper
  • Kim H. Veltman (born 1948), Dutch/Canadian historian of science

External links[edit]

Media related to Workum at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°59′N 5°27′E / 52.983°N 5.450°E / 52.983; 5.450