Julianadorp, is a town in North Holland, Netherlands. It is part of the municipality of Den Helder. It lies about 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) south of the town of Den Helder, north of the municipality of Schagen and west of Hollands Kroon.

Julianadorp
Church of Julianadorp
Church of Julianadorp
Flag of Julianadorp
Coat of arms of Julianadorp
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The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Julianadorp in the municipality of Den Helder.
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Julianadorp in the municipality of Den Helder.
Coordinates: 52°53′N 4°44′E / 52.883°N 4.733°E / 52.883; 4.733Coordinates: 52°53′N 4°44′E / 52.883°N 4.733°E / 52.883; 4.733
CountryNetherlands
Province North Holland
MunicipalityDen Helder
Population
 (1 January 2006)
 • Total13,925
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1787–1788
Dialing code0223

HistoryEdit

It was formed in 1909, and named after Princess Juliana who was born that same year. Entrepreneur Pieter Loopuyt asked Queen Wilhelmina in October 1909 for permission to name the village after the newborn princess. Permission was granted. During World War II, Julianadorp changed its name to Loopuytdorp, because the Germans were not pleased with the link to the Dutch Royal family. After the war, the village got its original name back.[1]

Economics and recreationEdit

Because of its vicinity to the beach and its many hours of sunshine (on average 1650-1700 per year[2]), Julianadorp is a popular tourist destination. The western part of Julianadorp, located at seaside, is called Julianadorp aan Zee (English: Julianadorp at Sea). There are eight holiday parks and several smaller farm campsites, minicampings and bed and breakfasts. [3]

Shopping centersEdit

There are three shopping centers in Julianadorp:

  • Loopuytpark
  • Dorperweerth
  • De Riepel

JulianapopEdit

Julianapop is a yearly music festival that is held in Julianadorp in June. The first edition was in 1993, and was organized by cultural organization Julianadorp Vooruit. After the first edition, Julianapop split ways with Julianadorp Vooruit and since 1994 it has been organized by an independent foundation. It used to be held at the IJsclub Julianadorp ice skating rink, but since 2017 Julianapop has outgrown that location and is now held in a nearby field.[4]

PopulationEdit

In 2001, the town of Julianadorp had 14,359 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 3.12 km², and contained 5,280 residences.[5] The statistical district "Julianadorp", which covers the village and the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 14,710.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Het Buitenveld wordt Koegraspolder" [Het Buitenveld becomes Koegraspolder]. Levend Verleden (in Dutch). 1 March 1996. p. 81 – via Regionaal Archief Alkmaar.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Meeste zonuren van Nederland: Julianadorp aan Zee!". Julianadorp aan Zee (in Dutch). 13 September 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Overnachten in Julianadorp | DEN HELDER ONLINE". www.denhelder.online. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Organisatie". Julianapop (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  5. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 [1]. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
  6. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 [2]. As of 1 January 2005.