(1 January 2009)
The churches of Wolphaartsdijk and Oud-Sabbinge were destroyed by the Geuzen and Spanish forces in the 16th century.
During the beginning of the 1860s, a decision was made to build a new church since the old church was showing defects.
The church, named "Nicolauskerk" (Church of Saint Nicholas) was finished in 1862.
The North Sea flood of 1953 affected large areas of Wolphaartsdijk, killing 14 people.
Wolphaartsdijk is a popular destination amongst tourists. Many tourists enjoy the water sport possibilities at the north situated lake "Veerse Meer". Around Wolphaartsdijk there are multiple campsites and many horeca establishments. Several areas around the village are protected nature monuments such as the "Middelplaten". Here multiple birds are brooding such as the shorebird, cormorant and the Eurasian spoonbill.
The village has several sport clubs, some of which play in minor competitions. The following sports are performed:
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
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- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Wolphaartsdijk". Map of the former municipality, around 1868.