Earnewâld is the official (Friese) name for the village of Eernewoude in the municipality of Tietjerksteradeel with about 400 inhabitants. The town has ferry services to Wartena and De Veenhoop and lies at the edge of the nature and water sports area, the National Park De Alde Feanen.
Especially during the summer season, Eernewoude is a popular water sports resort, but due to its small scale, the village does not experience massive crowds as in other Frisian water villages. Since 1980 there is a storks village in Eernewoude: It Eibertshiem. These are places that are adapted to gather storks for the purpose of enlarging and maintaining the stork stock.
The commencement of a new water sports season was always traditionally marked on Koninginnedag with an informal sailing game between various local skuts. After the match, a new Feankeninginne ('Veenkoningin') is being presented, coming from the village. The Feankeninginne is the next tourist season, the ambassador of the village.
In the last week of the construction holiday a braderie is organized and the National Championship Umbrella Hanging takes place. The tourist season will be concluded at the end of September with a competition between sailboats of the type of falcon that take a particular circuit (Om 'e Noard). Eernewoude is also the stage of the annual sailing contest between former cargo ships (skûtsjes) and the 100th Eernewoude rides (a natural ice classiser) on the ice cream of the Prinsenhof nature reserve.
Eernewoude also has two national monuments: It Kokelhûs (18th century farm) and the Reformed church and its tower (from 1774). But the mills are also worth a visit. Near the Eernewoude is the Princehof mill (a spider head mill) and there are four American windmills: Windmotor Eernewoude 1, 2, 3 and 4.