"Sexbierum" Sexbierum by nighthawk

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Sexbierum, about 8 kilometers east of Harlingen and about 8 kilometeres north west of Franeker, is as the top of the triangel Sexbierum-Harlingen-Franeker. Since 1987 there is a piramide in Sexbierum, built as wind-attraction parc and as visitors centre for a new to be opened experimental wind turbine parc.
The piramide is called Aeolus (same name has the next to the parc situated mill). Aeolus is the god of the wind.

In the old days Sexbierum sometimes was called Sixtabarra and Sixtusburen, after the holy Saint Sixtus. The protestant church also is dedicated to this Saint and was built in the 12th century.
Frisians call Sexbierum "Seisbierum" (seis is 6) so how "sex" came into the name of this village should one former municipal worker from the far past have to explain.

As youngsters we always had great fun over this name ... sex, beer and rum, how on earth could a village be called like that?? and most important .. could it live up to our expectations??? lol

There is a lovely B&B near the village and also a luxurious hotel. One could very well stay here for some days and rent a bicycle and go exploring this part of the Frisian country.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The name
  • Cons:The name is deceiving ;)
  • In a nutshell:Great for an escape into the country !
  • Intro Updated Oct 9, 2005
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  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2007 at 1:44 PM

    A great place for a VT Member Meeting!

  • Mique's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2004 at 4:19 PM

    True.. how can a place be called thatr? And you've got only a very dutch mill to show.. what happened to the sex, the beer and the rum?

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