Engwierum is a terp village in the municipality of Dongeradeel with about 450 inhabitants, which is officially called Ingwierrum (in Friesland). Until 1983, Engwierum was part of the municipality of Oostdongeradeel and the largest part of the neighborhood Dokkumer Nieuwe Zijlen is located in the village of Engwierum. In Engwierum there are two care farms: The Pompsterryt and Vento Verde.
The Protestant church of Engwierum from 1746 was built against an ancient medieval church tower of the 13th century, remnant of the ancient church, which broke down around 1725. This Reformed Church of Engwierum is one of the seven registrations in the Engwierum national monument register. The other enrolled as national monuments include De Dobbe (a dwelling house), the memorial for the closure of the Lauwerszeedijk, the Dokkumer Nieuwe Zijlen (watercourse and doorway) and three archaeological monuments of elevated residences, all dating back to the 12th or 13th centuries.
Interesting to visit (in groups of 20 to 100 people) is the Vangpijp: a former church building in Engwierum. On the edge of Lauwersmeer and close to the Wadden Sea, all kinds of activities, workshops and events are organized on reservation. Fruitparadijs Lauwershof also offers many activities such as ANWB bicycle service, guided tours, fruit tasting, mini-terrace and home sales.