Wolphaartsdijk

Wolphaartsdijk is a village in the Netherlands, located in the province Zeeland. Wolphaartsdijk is part of the municipality of Goes. In 2009 the village had 2109 inhabitants.

Wolphaartsdijk
Flag of Wolphaartsdijk
Flag
Coat of arms of Wolphaartsdijk
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°31′47″N 3°49′11″E / 51.52972°N 3.81972°E / 51.52972; 3.81972
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceZeeland
MunicipalityGoes
Population
 (1 January 2009)
2,109
De Griffioen, the former town hall of Wolphaartsdijk

HistoryEdit

 
The Nicolauskerk

During the Middle Ages, Wolphaartsdijk, Oud-Sabbinge [nl] and Westkerke were located on the island Wolphaartsdijk. Due to floods on November 25, 1377, a large part of Westkerke was lost.

The churches of Wolphaartsdijk and Oud-Sabbinge were destroyed by the Geuzen and Spanish forces in the 16th century.

In 1809 the Wilhelminapolder was created, joining Wolphaartsdijk with Zuid-Beveland.

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.

On 1 January 1970, the municipality of Wolphaartsdijk was terminated. From this moment, Wolphaartsdijk was part of the municipality of Goes.[1]

TourismEdit

 
The lake, "Veerse Meer"

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.

SportsEdit

The village has several sport clubs, some of which play in minor competitions. The following sports are performed:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 51°32′N 3°49′E / 51.533°N 3.817°E / 51.533; 3.817