Harbour of Genemuiden
Location in Overijssel
|Established||1 January 2001|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Eddy Bilder (CDA)|
|• Total||87.86 km2 (33.92 sq mi)|
|• Land||82.49 km2 (31.85 sq mi)|
|• Water||5.37 km2 (2.07 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|• Density||273/km2 (710/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
This mainly rural municipality lies south of Steenwijkerland on the Zwarte Water (Black Water). This is a short tributary of the river IJssel from Zwolle to the Zwarte Meer (Black Lake). Before 1931 this lake was a part of the Zuiderzee. The Vecht also flows into the Zwarte Water. Hasselt lies about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Zwolle.
Genemuiden and Zwartsluis lie 5 km further north, almost opposite one another, near the Zwarte Water. Aquatic sport tourism is important to the local economy.
The most important places are printed in bold type.
- De Velde
- Genemuiden (population on 1 January 2007: 9,985)
- Hasselt, Overijssel, Netherlands (pop. 6,963)
- Zwartsluis (pop. 4,810).
- A small part of the wetland area and National Park "De Wieden" (see Steenwijkerland) lies here, immediately north of Zwartsluis
- Genemuiden has a big yacht basin, Zwartsluis a smaller one.
- The centre of Hasselt is picturesque, with a town hall built between 1550 and 1615 and several old houses (1650-1800).
- Saint Stephen's Church in the centre of Hasselt is interesting. This church, Late Gothic, built in 1466, has frescoes on the ceilings and a remarkable church organ. Every year on the feast of Corpus Christi a Roman Catholic pilgrimage to Hasselt is held, with a procession. For that purpose a special church was built in 1933.
- Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1586 in Hasselt – ca.1643) diamond and pearl merchant, co-founder of the Dutch West India Company
- Jan de Koning (1926 in Zwartsluis – 1994) politician
- Jaap Drupsteen (born 1942 in Hasselt) graphic designer
- Eelco Gelling (born 1946 in Zwartsluis) blues guitarist
- Afke Schaart (born 1973 in Zwartsluis) former politician
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- IMDb Database retrieved 2 May 2019