Accommodations in Workum
Workum (in Frisian Warkum) is a city in the municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân, located in the southwest of the Dutch province of Friesland. The area of Workum also includes the hamlet or village of It Heidenskip. Workum has about 4500 inhabitants and has had city rights since 1399, making it one of the youngest Frisian eleven cities.
Part of Workum is a protected townscape, one of the protected townscapes and townscapes in Friesland. Workum also has another 86 entries in the national monument register, including (the organ of) the Grote of Sint-Gertrudiskerk, the mill the Nijlânnermolen, the Lighthouse of Workum, the Town Hall, De Waag, the Sint Werenfridus Church and many houses and farms.
Workum is split into two parts by the Diep Dolte, which connects the Zandmeer with the IJsselmeer. From the Gaastermeer, the water is first called the Lange Vliet, then the Trekwei. North of the city, the Trekwei bends to the southwest, and from there the water is called the Deep Dolte. Along the Trekwei is a street with the same name. A little later, it also bends to the southwest, and that street becomes the Noard in Workum and then the Súd. Between the Noard and the Súd is the Merk, a square with a number of interesting buildings. The former town hall has been expanded over the years, first with an extra building next to it and in the 20th century with a large extension at the back. Since the municipal reorganization, a new function for the building has been sought. Also on the Merk are the weigh house, which houses the tourist information office and the Museum Warkums Erfskip, and the Grote of Sint-Gertrudiskerk, which has a separate tower. In front of that church, looking over the Súd, is a bronze statue of Uffing, a famous Workum monk.