Kruiningen is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is located in the municipality of Reimerswaal, about 5 km south of the village of Yerseke.[1]

Kruiningen
Tower of the Johanneskerk of Kruiningen
Tower of the Johanneskerk of Kruiningen
Flag of Kruiningen
Coat of arms of Kruiningen
Coordinates: 51°26′53″N 4°2′3″E / 51.44806°N 4.03417°E / 51.44806; 4.03417Coordinates: 51°26′53″N 4°2′3″E / 51.44806°N 4.03417°E / 51.44806; 4.03417
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceZeeland
MunicipalityReimerswaal
Population
 (31-12-2008)
4,011

Kruiningen has a station on the railway line Bergen op Zoom - Vlissingen. Kruiningen achieved some notoriety as departure and arrival of the ferry Kruiningen-Perkpolder. In 2003, this ferry closed in connection with the opening of the Westerscheldetunnel.

HistoryEdit

The place where Kruiningen was built, was one of the islands that later formed Zuid-Beveland. The area was diked by monks of the abbeys of Ten Duinen and Ter Doest. Kruiningen was hit hard during the Flood of 1953, 62 people died and the entire village came for six months under the influence of the tides. The Johanneskerk was rebuilt in the 15th and 16th century after a fire in the 14th century. In the church is the tomb of Arnoud van Cruningen (deceased in 1561), a gentleman from the Van Kruiningen family. The octagonal mill De Oude Molen was built in 1801.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ANWB Topografische Atlas Nederland, Topografische Dienst and ANWB, 2005.