Nieuwehorne (West Frisian: Nijhoarne) is a village in Heerenveen in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 1,450 in January 2017.[3]

Nieuwehorne church
Nieuwehorne church
Location in the Heerenveen municipality
Location in the Heerenveen municipality
Nieuwehorne is located in Netherlands
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°57′1″N 6°3′20″E / 52.95028°N 6.05556°E / 52.95028; 6.05556
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityHeerenveen Heerenveen
 • Total6.40 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Elevation3 m (10 ft)
 • Total1,455
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Postal code
Dialing code0513


The village was first mentioned in 1315 as Hoerne cum duabus capellis, and means "the new corner of the river". Nieuw (new) has been added to distinguish from Oudehorne.[4] The village developed at an intersection of roads. The Dutch Reformed church dates from 1778 and was restored around 1850.[5] In 1840, Nieuwehorne was home to 293 people.[6]

On the night of 13 to 14 September 1942, an Avro Lancaster of the Royal Air Force carrying a crew of 7 crashed near Nieuwehorne. The crew is buried on the local cemetery and in 1992, a monument was revealed.[7]

Before 1934, Nieuwehorne 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 8414KA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  3. ^ Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2017 - CBS Statline
  4. ^ "Nieuwehorne - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  5. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Sabine Broekhoven (2000). "Nieuwehorne" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9476 4. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Nieuwehorne". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Lancaster Memorial 1942-1992". Traces of war (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 March 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nieuwehorne at Wikimedia Commons