Rixt van het Oerd

This square accommodates a statue ofRixt van het Oerd : a woman with a hooked nose carrying a storm lantern. Legend has it that this widow lived off of what she found on the beach. One day when she had not found anything to eat for some days, she coaxed a ship onto the sandbanks on the Ameland shore using a storm lantern in order that it should run aground. Her ruse succeeded but Rixt was distressed to discover that her own son, having recently become a sailor, was among the casualties.

Useful information

Address:

Hoofdweg 12, 9164 Buren

Nearby tourist attractions

Landbouw en Juttersmuseum Swartwoude
Landbouw en Juttersmuseum Swartwoude
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Oude Kerkhof
Oude Kerkhof
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Commandeurshuizen
Commandeurshuizen
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Natuurcentrum Ameland (Nature Centre)
Natuurcentrum Ameland (Nature Centre)
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Kerkhof (cemetery)
Kerkhof (cemetery)
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