Location in the Franekeradeel municipality
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Sexbierum is located in the province of Friesland and located about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north-east of Harlingen, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north-west of Franeker. Distance to Amsterdam is about 100 kilometres (62.1 mi).
The village consists of approximately 600 houses, with 1744 inhabitants in January 2014.
Seventeenth century admiral Tjerk Hiddes de Vries was born in the village.
There was a station on the North Friesland Railway which opened in 1903 and closed to passengers in May 1935. Final closure took place in December 1961. In the late sixties of the 20th century, Sexbierum and the adjoining village of Pietersbierum merged.
West Frisian is the main language in Sexbierum, but the Dutch language has an increasing influence. Circa 1972 the primary schools in Sexbierum switched to Dutch as the main teaching language, instead of West Frisian. Before 1972 the only lessons taught in Dutch were the Dutch language lessons.
Windmill: De Korenaar
- Media related to Sexbierum at Wikimedia Commons
- Website of Sexbierum-Pietersbierum with current info about the village (Dutch)
- Sexbierum on Google Maps