Mildam (West Frisian: Mildaam) is a village in Heerenveen in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 685 in January 2017.[3]

Mildam, bridge Tjonger
Mildam, bridge Tjonger
Flag of Mildam
Coat of arms of Mildam
Location in the Heerenveen municipality
Location in the Heerenveen municipality
Mildam is located in Friesland
Location in the Netherlands
Mildam is located in Netherlands
Mildam (Netherlands)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°56′10″N 6°0′6″E / 52.93611°N 6.00167°E / 52.93611; 6.00167
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityHeerenveen Heerenveen
 • Total2.32 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
 • Total675
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Postal code
Dialing code0513

Louis Le Roy's "eco-cathedral" is located here. There is a windmill in the village, De Tjongermolen.


The village was first mentioned in 1523 as tho Meyledam, and either means middle dam or dam of Meila (person).[4] Mildam developed in the 18th century near a place where the Tjonger [nl] river could be crossed. Nowadays, it is more of a suburb of Heerenveen. The current Dutch Reformed church was rebuilt in 1726.[5] In 1840, Mildam was home to 297 people.[6]

The Tjongermolen is a polder mill built in 1983 to replace a ruinous mill from 1869.[7]

Before 1934, Mildam was part of the Schoterland municipality.[6]



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 8454JK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  3. ^ Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2017 - CBS Statline
  4. ^ "Mildam - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  5. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Sabine Broekhoven (2000). "Mildam" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9476 4. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Mildam". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  7. ^ "De Tjongermolen". Molen database (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 March 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Mildam at Wikimedia Commons