Nigtevecht (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnɪxtəˌvɛxt]) is a village in the province of Utrecht, Netherlands with a population of 1,395. Formerly part of the municipality of Loenen; it has been part of the newly-formed municipality of Stichtse Vecht since 2011. It is situated about 9 km (5.6 mi) west of Bussum along the Vecht River in the Vechtstreek.

Nigtevecht
Village
The gardens of Zwaanwijck in Nigtevecht were disigned by landscape architect Mien Ruys
The gardens of Zwaanwijck in Nigtevecht were disigned by landscape architect Mien Ruys
Coat of arms of Nigtevecht
Nigtevecht is located in Utrecht (province)
Nigtevecht
Nigtevecht
Location in the Netherlands
Nigtevecht is located in Netherlands
Nigtevecht
Nigtevecht
Nigtevecht (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°16′27″N 5°1′40″E / 52.27417°N 5.02778°E / 52.27417; 5.02778Coordinates: 52°16′27″N 5°1′40″E / 52.27417°N 5.02778°E / 52.27417; 5.02778
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceUtrecht
MunicipalityStichtse Vecht
Area
 • Total4.57 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Elevation0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total1,575
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1393[1]
Dialing code0294

HistoryEdit

The village was first mentioned between 1280 and 1287 as te nichtevecht, and means "along the Vecht.[3] Nigtevecht developed along the dike of the river with the church in the centre. In 1673, the village and church were destroyed by the French. Several estates have been built near Nigtevecht by Amsterdam merchants.[4] Nigtevecht was home to 409 people in 1840.[5]

Fort Hinderdam is a little fort on a river island. It used to be part of the Dutch Water Line. In 1913, it became part of the Stelling van Amsterdam. The fort is now in ruins and the island has become a nature area.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 1393NC". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Nigtevecht - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  4. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Chris Kolman (1996). "Nigtevecht" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9757 7. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Nigtevecht". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Fort Hinderdam". Forten (in Dutch). Retrieved 27 March 2022.