Anno 1908

The building itself has a rich history with many stories told by the people of Workum themselves.
The address Noard 66 goes back to 1658, whereas the foundations of the current building can be traced to 1896.
In 1908 the building was officially opened as a a Liberal Reformed Church.


A home with a B&B

A home with a B&B

In 2019 Esther & Camille move in and turn the rectory into a high end B&B. A month after they open, the TV crew from “Bed and Breakfast” features their brand-new B&B in their popular series on national television. When it’s aired in April 2020, it is watched by over 2 million people.

Later that year Esther and Camille decided to close their B&B for personal reasons. Not because it wasn’t fun, or successful, it was both actually and who knows, maybe B&B Anno 1908 will open their doors once again in the future.

A church becomes a home

A church becomes a home

Late 20th century, the church was transformed into a home. A floor was installed in the middle of the church with bedrooms and a bathroom underneath. Around 2003 Bram van der Zee moves in and makes further modifications and improvements. The church is featured briefly in a Dutch crimi series “Moordvrouwen”.

A church for the community

A church for the community

CIn the 1930’s and 1940’s the building functioned also as a movie theatre. In the 50’s and 60’s the building becomes known as “Ons Gebouw” (Our Building) and regular Sunday school takes place.
In the 70’s it is called ”De Planeet” (the Planet) and hosts the “Miss Planet Election” among others. Later, in the 1980’s and 1990’s the building is renamed as “The Oase” where local youth spent much time together and were disco’s were organized as well.

Anno 1908 a building becomes a church

Anno 1908 a building becomes a church

October 18th, 1908 5pm. Members of District Workum of the protestant union were invited for the initiation of the church. Pastor Muinck Keizer was asked to do the honors.

The architect and construction workers were thanked gracefully for a magnificent job.


Discover Friesland from Workum. Find out about what to do and see.



People come from all over the world to see the works of Jopie Huisman (1922-2000).
He painted every day items with an incredible level of detail. His paintings tell stories of how people lived in these areas during the last century. [read more]



Whether with or without a sail, you access the Frisian lakes from Workum, or if you
dare, get out on the IJsselmeer for some serious sailing. [read more]




Hop on a (e-) bike and discover Friesland the way you’re supposed to, nice & slow.
Visit cheese farms, glass blowers, museum villages and pittoresque tiny villages all
within a 30 min bike ride. [read more]



The days in Friesland and Workum are filled with all kinds of events. Check out the
typical Frisian “Fierljeppen” (see pic) or check out the various “11-cities-races”
whether with old timers, bikes, canoes or … swimming… [read more]




The beach in Workum is world reknown among kite surfers. The waters are shallow and you can still stand for almost a whole kilometer from the beach side. Rent your gear at the kite & surf shop or just enjoy the spectacle. [read more]



Friesland has so incredibly much to offer culturally. Discover the many small towns (and small cities!) and learn more about their rich history and many traditions. A new experience every day. [read more]


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