Krabbendam is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Schagen, and lies about 10 km north of Alkmaar.

Krabbendam
Village
Westfriesedijk 64, Krabbendam
Westfriesedijk 64, Krabbendam
Krabbendam is located in Netherlands
Krabbendam
Krabbendam
Location in the Netherlands
Krabbendam is located in North Holland
Krabbendam
Krabbendam
Location in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°44′N 4°42′E / 52.733°N 4.700°E / 52.733; 4.700Coordinates: 52°44′N 4°42′E / 52.733°N 4.700°E / 52.733; 4.700
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
MunicipalitySchagen
Area
 • Total0.84 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Elevation0.0 m (0.0 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total135
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1749[1]
Dialing code0226

HistoryEdit

The village was first mentioned in 1413 or 1414 as Crabbendamme. A "krabbendam" is an engineer's term for a structure of poles in front of a dike to break the waves and diminish the impact on the dike. There is no relation with crabs.[3] Almost the entire village was destroyed during the Battle of Krabbendam. Krabbendam was home to 109 people in 1840. The Reformed Church was built in 1846, and is nowadays used for weddings and cultural activities.[4]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 1749AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Krabbendam - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Krabbendam". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 May 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Krabbendam at Wikimedia Commons