Sint Annaparochie

Sint Annaparochie is the principal and largest settlement of the municipality of Waadhoeke in Friesland, the Netherlands. It lies approximately 15 km northwest of Leeuwarden and had approximately 3945 inhabitants I January 2017.[1] The village is named after Saint Anne, the mother of Mary.

Sint Annaparochie

Sint Anne
Van Harens church
Van Harens church
Coat of arms of Sint Annaparochie
Coat of arms
Location in het Bildt municipality
Location in het Bildt municipality
Sint Annaparochie is located in Netherlands
Sint Annaparochie
Sint Annaparochie
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°17′N 5°40′E / 53.283°N 5.667°E / 53.283; 5.667
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityWaadhoeke Waadhoeke
 • Total3,945
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Telephone area0518


St. Annaparochie was founded in the 16th century. Though it is located in the province of Friesland, the principal language spoken in the town is Bildts or Dutch, not West Frisian. Rembrandt was married in the parish church in St. Annaparochie in 1634.

There was a station on the North Friesland Railway which opened in 1902 and closed to passengers in May 1935. It reopened to passengers in May 1940 and closed to passengers again in October 1942. Its final closure took place in May 1966.

Before 2018, the village was part of het Bildt municipality.


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