Wilhelminadorp is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is located in the municipality of Goes.[3]

Drawbridge in Wilhelminadorp
Drawbridge in Wilhelminadorp
Wilhelminadorp is located in Zeeland
Location in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands
Wilhelminadorp is located in Netherlands
Wilhelminadorp (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°31′40″N 3°53′46″E / 51.52778°N 3.89611°E / 51.52778; 3.89611
 • Total10.66 km2 (4.12 sq mi)
Elevation2.2 m (7.2 ft)
 • Total800
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4474 & 4475[1]
Dialing code0113

Wilhelminadorp was founded in 1812, when the Wilhelminapolder was diked. Originally the polder was named Lodewijkspolder, after then King of Holland Louis Bonaparte who had given the permit to start work. With the restoration of the House of Orange, the name was changed in 1815. The polder was now named after Wilhelmina of Prussia, wife of William I of the Netherlands.[4][5]

Restaurant Katseveer (one Michelin star) is located in the village.[6]

History edit

The village was first mentioned in 1849 as "Wilhelminadorp, veelal het Nieuwedorp genoemd".[5] Wilhelminadorp is located on the canal from Goes to Goese Sas [nl]. All the land in the polder is owned by De Koninklijke Maatschap de Wilhelminapolder. The company owns 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) of land of which 1,300 hectares (3,200 acres) is used for agricultural. It is one of the largest landowners of the Netherlands.[7]

Wilhelminadorp was home to 501 people in 1840.[8] In 1841, a church was built by Rijkswaterstaat, but the company paid for the church.[7] It was originally part of the municipality of Kattendijke, however the town hall was located in Wilhelminadorp. In 1970, it was merged into the municipality of Goes.[8]

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References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 4475AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  3. ^ ANWB Topografische Atlas Nederland, Topografische Dienst and ANWB, 2005.
  4. ^ (in Dutch) De Geschiedenis van Goes en omgeving
  5. ^ a b "Wilhelminadorp - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Katseveer". Guide Michelin (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Wilhelminadorp". Zalig Zeeland (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  8. ^ a b "Wilhelminadorp" (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 April 2022.