Overveen

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Overveen
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Overveen
Coordinates: 52°23′32″N4°37′3″E / 52.39222°N 4.61750°E / 52.39222; 4.61750
Country Netherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
MunicipalityBloemendaal
Area
  Total4.22 km2 (1.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
4,040

Overveen is a town in North Holland in the Netherlands, in the municipality of Bloemendaal. Overveen lies on the eastern fringe of the North Sea dunes. To the east it borders the built-up areas of Haarlem. A few kilometres to the west of the town lies the Erebegraafplaats Bloemendaal (Honorary Cemetery), where many Second World War victims have been reburied, including resistance fighter Hannie Schaft, sculptor and resistance leader Gerrit van der Veen, banker and resistance member Walraven van Hall, Physician and former Wehrmacht officer Karl Groeger, and sculptor and resistance member Johan Limpers. The town is connected to rail service by the Overveen railway station.

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Landmarks

The Bloemendaal town hall in Overveen Gemeentehuis Bloemendaal in Overveen.jpg
The Bloemendaal town hall in Overveen

Lonbar Petrilaan 28, in the Kweekduin neighborhood, was built in 1956-57 by noted Dutch architect Gerard Holt. Its garden, designed by Mien Ruys, was the first bielzentuin in the Netherlands. The house is on the list of municipal monuments. [1]

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References

  1. "Straat: Lonbar Petrilaan" (PDF). Gemeentelijke Monumentenlijst. Bloemendaal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2010.

Coordinates: 52°24′N4°36′E / 52.400°N 4.600°E / 52.400; 4.600