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Koedijk
Coordinates: 52°40′30″N4°44′54″E / 52.67500°N 4.74833°E / 52.67500; 4.74833
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Alkmaar, Langedijk

Koedijk is a village in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It is now a part of Alkmaar and of Langedijk, but before 1972 those two parts were a separate municipality first mentioned in the 14th century. Koedijk is most famous for its annual Gondelvaart (gondola parade). [1] This gondelvaart is held every year on the 3rd Saturday in August.

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

North Holland Province of the Netherlands

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Alkmaar City and municipality in North Holland, Netherlands

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The name Koedijk means cow dyke. [2] The Coedijc was the dike that protected the village of Vronen from the waters of the Rekere (or Recker), a tidal stream that ran about where the Noordhollandsch Kanaal is now located.

Vronen is a former village in the West Friesland region of North Holland. Its location is in the current municipality of Sint Pancras.

Noordhollandsch Kanaal canal

The Groot Noordhollandsch Kanaal, now known simply as Noordhollandsch Kanaal, is a canal in the Northwest Netherlands. The canal stretches about 75 kilometres, connecting several cities in North Holland: from Den Helder in the north, through Alkmaar and Purmerend, to Amsterdam at its southern end.

The village of Vronen was completely abandoned in 1297. The population was displaced when the village was destroyed after the battle between West Friesland and Holland, and relocated to the Coedijc. The old area of Vronen belonged to the new parish of Koedijk from then on.

West Friesland (region) region in North Holland, Netherlands

West Friesland is a contemporary region in the Northwest of the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.

Koedijk is, as of 2017, the location of two of the five operational vlotbruggen ("float bridges"): Koedijkvlotbrug and Rekervlotbrug.

Vlotbrug

Vlotbrug translates from Dutch into English as "float bridge". In its broadest sense, it includes pontoon bridges. In a narrower sense, it includes floating swing bridges which pivot either centrally or from one or both banks of a body of water to allow vessels to pass through.

Johannes Megapolensis (1603–1670), noted missionary to the Mohawk people in New Netherland was born in Koedijk.

Johannes Megapolensis (1603–1670) was a dominie (pastor) of the Dutch Reformed Church in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, beginning in 1642. Serving for several years at Fort Orange on the upper Hudson River, he is credited with being the first Protestant missionary to the Indians in North America. He later served as a minister in Manhattan, staying through the takeover by the English in 1664.

Mohawk people Indigenous tribe from North America

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New Netherland 17th-century colony of the Dutch Republic that was located on the East Coast of North America

New Netherland was a 17th-century colony of the Dutch Republic that was located on the east coast of America. The claimed territories extended from the Delmarva Peninsula to southwestern Cape Cod, while the more limited settled areas are now part of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut, with small outposts in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

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References

  1. www.gondelvaartkoedijk.nl
  2. Fuykschot, Cornelia (1995). Hunger in Holland: Life During the Nazi Occupation. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books. p. 136. ISBN   0-87975-987-9 . Retrieved August 19, 2017.

Coordinates: 52°40′N4°45′E / 52.667°N 4.750°E / 52.667; 4.750