Siegerswoude

The village of Siegerswoude (Sigerswâld) lies in a half open to open high-lying peatland exploitation area, on the border between the source area of the Alddjip (Koningsdiep) and the northerly sand ridge.

The village of Siegerswoude (Sigerswâld) lies in a half open to open high-lying peatland mining area, on the border between the source area of the Alddjip (Koningsdiep) and the northerly sand ridge.

Before, there were three residential areas.  In the north, a hamlet next to the sconce formed the independent village of Frieschepalen.  In the south, Bakkeveen became an independent village.  And in the middle, It Foarwurk, modern-day Siegerswoude developed.  In medieval times, a monastic grange of the monastery of Smalle Ee stood here.  The peat exploitation gave the area a fresh boost. The original centre is now the crossing with the Bakkefeanster Feart. Together with De Wilp in Groningen, the village forms a 'twin village'.