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West Frisian: Warkum
8711 Workum, Netherlands - panoramio (9).jpg
Flag of Workum
Coat of arms of Workum
Coat of arms
Location in the former Nijefurd municipality
Location in the former Nijefurd municipality
Workum is located in Netherlands
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°59′N 5°27′E / 52.983°N 5.450°E / 52.983; 5.450
Country Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
Municipality Súdwest-Fryslân
Population (2017)
 • Total 4,435
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8711
Telephone area 0515

Workum (West Frisian: Warkum) is a town located in the municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân in Friesland, Netherlands. It received city rights in 1374 and is one of the eleven cities of Friesland. It had a population of 4,435 in January 2017.[1]


Nowadays, Workum is probably best known for having a museum dedicated to the very popular artist Jopie Huisman. There are four windmills in Workum; De Nijlânnermolen, De Snip, Het Heidenschap and Ybema's Molen.

Notable people[edit]

  • Aeint Herman de Boer, Dutch businessman who was the owner of Hotel de Boer in Medan, Dutch East Indies
  • Hotze Koch, 22 October 1867, founder of the Quanah Tribune-Chief newspaper
  • Kim H. Veltman (born 1948), Dutch-Canadian historian of science
  • Sybrand Buma (born 1965), Dutch politician



External links[edit]

Media related to Workum at Wikimedia Commons