Rijs (West Frisian: Riis) is a town within the municipality of De Fryske Marren in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands.

Rijs

Riis
Village
Mooi Gaasterland mansion
Mooi Gaasterland mansion
Location in the former Gaasterlân-Sleat municipality
Location in the former Gaasterlân-Sleat municipality
Rijs is located in Netherlands
Rijs
Rijs
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°52′N 5°30′E / 52.867°N 5.500°E / 52.867; 5.500
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityDe Fryske Marren De Fryske Marren
Population
 (2017)
 • Total170
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8572
Telephone area0514
The garden entrance gate of castle Rijs

Rijs is situated on the road between Oudemirdum and Hemelum. It has approximately 170 citizens (2017).[1] Rijs is most known for its 300-year-old planted forest which known as Rijsterbos.

HistoryEdit

Before 2014, Rijs was part of the Gaasterlân-Sleat municipality and before 1984 it was part of Gaasterland.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Rijs at Wikimedia Commons