Scharnegoutum (West Frisian: Skearnegoutum) is a village in Súdwest Fryslân in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 1,660 in January 2017.[1]


Memorial at Martens' church
Memorial at Martens' church
Flag of Scharnegoutum

Coat of arms of Scharnegoutum

Coat of arms
Location in the former Wymbritseradiel municipality
Location in the former Wymbritseradiel municipality
Scharnegoutum is located in Netherlands
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°3′37″N 5°40′42″E / 53.06028°N 5.67833°E
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalitySúdwest-Fryslân Súdwest-Fryslân
 • Total1,660
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0515


Scharnegoutum is built upon a man-made hill (called a terp in Dutch). During excavations of the hill objects from the 4th century were found. The village was at one time beside the Middelzee until this was drained in about 1300. In the Middle Ages Scharnegoutum possessed a covenant, similar to the situation in the villages Loaiïngea, Goaiïngea, Gau, and Offingawier. Scharnegoutum had a train station from 1883 until 1938, on the railway line Leeuwarden - Stavoren. On June 1, 1940 the station reopened, but on November 24 of that year it closed again. In 1897, the Dairy Cooperative factory Scharnegoutum was founded. In 1972 this factory was closed. Before 2011, the village was part of the Wymbritseradiel municipality.



  • 1954 - 1,031
  • 1959 - 1,002
  • 1964 - 955
  • 1969 - 1.020
  • 1974 - 996
  • 2006 - 1,677


  1. ^ Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2017 - CBS Statline

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