Holwerd - called Holwert - is a village in the town of Dongeradeel that includes no more than 2000 inhabitants. Holwerd is the largest village of Dongeradeel (only the city of Dokkum is bigger). Until the municipal reorganization of 1984, Holwerd was part of the former city of Westdongeradeel.
In Holwerd there was the reception station of the former milk pipeline of Ameland's united farmers. This transported milk from this island to the mainland. The pipeline is no longer used for the transport of milk, but serves for the fiber optic cable network.
Part of Holwerd is a protected village view, one of the protected town and village views in Friesland. In addition, there are a number of national monuments in the village, including the reformed St. Willibrord church from 1776, the baptismal reminder and the De Hoop postage mill. The Reformed Church of 1933 lost its original destiny and is transformed into a Wadden Information Center.
Holwerd is accessible via the N356 from Dokkum. North of Holwerd is the ferry dock for ferry service to the island of Ameland. There are also two train lines that run through Leeuwarden to Dokkum. To the north of the village, the European Walking Route E9, on the site, is also called the North Sea Trail or Friese Coast.