A crypt full of mysterious stories
In 1765 carpenters discovered a crypt with 11 coffins in the church of the small village of Wiuwert (Wieuwerd), Friesland. The bodies inside the coffins showed hardly any signs of decay. Birds that died in the crypt became mummified too. Was it the dry cool air? Was it the soil? Was it due to a mysterieus and unknown radition?
Of the eleven mummies, four remain today. The other bodies were stolen by scientists / thieves. It is believed that the dead people belonged to the Labadist, a protestant religious movement of the 17th century.
The local goldsmith
There is one person who knew more about the secret of the crypt: the local goldsmith. Bodies are better preserved in some areas of the church. The goldsmith bought the best location.
What do visitors say about Mummies of Wiuwert?
Adress and visitor information
Mummies of Wiuwert
Postal code and city:
8637 VH WiuwertProvince:
+31 (0)58 2501778
The crypt has limited opening times.
Monday - Saturday:
April and May: In te afternoon from 13.00-16.30 hrs
June, July and August: In the morning from 10.00-12.00 hrs
In the afternoon from 13.00-16.30 hrs
September and October: In the afternoon from 13.00-16.30 hrs.
The crypt is closed on Sunday
Let op: The location on the map is an indication. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route