Winsum Tourism

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Winsum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪnsɵm] ) is a municipality and a town in the northeastern Netherlands. The town of Winsum was officially established in 1057 as the fusion of three historic villages: Obergum (North), Winsum (center) and Bellingeweer (South). The majority of the town's 8,000 inhabitants commute to the nearby city Groningen. The town boasts two traditional Dutch wind mills, two historic churches, two canals, and one of the Netherlands' oldest taverns. The two mills, "De Ster" ("The Star") and "De Vriendschap" ("The Friendship") were built in 1851 and 1801 respectively. The building that the tavern "De Gouden Karper" ("The Golden Carp") now occupies has been in use as a tavern since the 16th century, and is the oldest (unverified) in the Netherlands. Winsum is twinned with the Polish town Lubraniec.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Winsum, Netherlands. Explore Winsum travel guide before you plan your trip here. When planning a trip to Winsum, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Amsterdam. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Amsterdam for its bountiful attractions like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum on your trip to Winsum. Tour packages of Winsum are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Winsum*

  • Pollution Statistics in Winsum

    Know the pollution level of Winsum before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 21.88 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.13 (Low)
  • Winsum: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Winsum for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Winsum.

    • Burglary and Theft 27 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 17 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 11 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 12 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 19.57 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 22 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 76 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31 (Low)
  • Living in Winsum - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Winsum is 204.46 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.95 (High)
    • Climate Index 84 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 23.93 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.49 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.5 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.89 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 107.6 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Winsum

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Winsum

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.38 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 110.06 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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