Workum (in the Friesian Warkum) is a town in the municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân, located in the southwest of the Dutch province of Friesland. The area of Workum also belongs to the neighborhood or village of It Heidenskip. Workum has about 4500 inhabitants and has since 1399 city rights and is thus one of the youngest Frisian eleven cities.
Part of Workum is a protected village view, one of the protected town and village views in Friesland. Workum also has another 86 registrations in the national register, including the organ of the Grote or Sint-Gertrudisk church, the Nile Mill mill, the Workum Lighthouse, the City Hall, De Waag, the Sint Werenfrid church and many houses and farms.
Workum is divided into two parts by the Deep Dolte that connects the Sand Lake with the IJsselmeer. From the Gaastermeer the water is called the Long Vliet, then the Trekwei. North of the city, the Trekwei bends towards the southwest, and from there the water is called the Deep Dolte. Along the Trekwei is a street with the same name. This bends later later to the southwest, and that street becomes in Workum the Noard and then the Sud. Between the Noard and the Súd is the Brand, a square with a number of interesting buildings. The former town hall has been expanded over the years, first with an additional building next door and in the 20th century with a large rear building. A new function for the building has been sought since the municipal redeployment. The brand also includes the daring in which the VVV and the Museum Warkums Erfskip are housed, and the Grote or Sint-Gertrudiskerk, which has a detached tower. In front of that church, looking at the Súd is a bronze statue of Uffing, a famous Workumse monk.
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