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It was the night of 31 October 2006. Noard-Fryslân Bûtendyks at Marrum was flooded. About 150 horses were stranded on a ’dobbe’ (small bit of land) behind the dike, surrounded by sea water. Multiple agencies tried to remove them, but all the attempts were unsuccessful. Six women then rode their own horses out to the ’dobbe’ and were able to get the herd to follow them to dry land. A special story about a special place on Friesland’s Wadden coast.

The story of the horses from Marrum is etched in the collective memory of all of the Wadden and horse-loving Netherlands. A monument was erected in 2011 in memory of this event.

On the initiative of Plaatsel…

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Walking route

It was the night of 31 October 2006. Noard-Fryslân Bûtendyks at Marrum was flooded. About 150 horses were stranded on a ’dobbe’ (small bit of land) behind the dike, surrounded by sea water. Multiple agencies tried to remove them, but all the attempts were unsuccessful. Six women then rode their own horses out to the ’dobbe’ and were able to get the herd to follow them to dry land. A special story about a special place on Friesland’s Wadden coast.

The story of the horses from Marrum is etched in the collective memory of all of the Wadden and horse-loving Netherlands. A monument was erected in 2011 in memory of this event.

On the initiative of Plaatselijke Dorpsbelang, a special walking itinerary to this dobbe (pond) was developed. The Noordoost aan het Wad project, a 2016 initiative from the Netwerk Noordoost (ANNO) agenda of the DDFK municipalities, wants to help make this happen.

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Additional Information Cultural Capital 2018

  • Main language: Language No Problem, Dutch
  • Type of event: Exhibition
  • Discipline: Images and installations, Art Festival

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