Birdaard

Burdaard is a small village in Noardeast-Fryslân in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 1,173 in January 2017. Before 2019, the village was part of the Ferwerderadiel municipality.

It is situated south of Jislum, southeast of Wânswert, and northwest of Aldtsjerk. The Dokkumer Ee canal, connecting Dokkum and Leeuwarden, runs straight through the village centre.

Annually, more than ten thousand ships and boats pass through Burdaard. The village is one of the few settlements which is visited twice by ice skaters in the Elfstedentocht.

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  1. Gemeente Leeuwarden Bevolkingsregister LeeuwardenPopulation registry, Leeuwarden, 1859-1876, sheet 166