Klooster-Lidlum (West Frisian: Kleaster-Lidlum) is a small village in Waadhoeke municipality in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 38 in January 2014.[3]

Kleaster Lidlum
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Location in the Franekeradeel municipality
Location in the Franekeradeel municipality
Klooster-Lidlum is located in Friesland
Location in the Netherlands
Klooster-Lidlum is located in Netherlands
Klooster-Lidlum (Netherlands)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°13′45″N 5°31′27″E / 53.22917°N 5.52417°E / 53.22917; 5.52417
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityWaadhoeke Waadhoeke
 • Total2.53 km2 (0.98 sq mi)
Elevation1.0 m (3.3 ft)
 • Total45
 • Density18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Postal code
Dialing code0518


The village was first mentioned in 1317 as Lidlem, and means "monastery of the settlement of Liudila (person)". The monastery refers to the Premonstratensian abbey Mariëndal which was founded in 1182 near Tzummarum. In 1234, it was moved to Lidlum.[4] In the 13th century, the monastery was home to 600 monks, had several outposts and ruled over 18 parishes. In 1572, it was destroyed by the Geuzen.[5] After its destruction, Caspar de Robles turned it into barracks for Spanish troops. In 1580, the monastery was dissolved.[6]

The village turned into an agriculture community which specialised in potatoes.[5] Klooster-Lidlum was home to 78 people in 1840.[6]

Until 2018, the village was part of the Franekeradeel municipality and until 1984 it belonged to Barradeel municipality.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 8853AS". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  3. ^ Aantal inwoners per buurt/dorp Archived 2012-08-12 at the Wayback Machine - Franekeradeel
  4. ^ "Klooster-Lidlum - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Klooster-Lidlum". Friesland Wonderland (in Dutch). Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  6. ^ a b c "Klooster-Lidlum". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 4 April 2022.