Hillegersberg

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Hillegersberg, view to a street: de Bergse Dorpsstraat
Hillegersberg, as seen from the Bergsche Achterplas

Hillegersberg is a neighborhood of Rotterdam, Netherlands. It was founded as a village in the Middle Ages (by legend because the giantess Hillegonda dropped some sand from her apron and Hillegersberg was founded on the mound which was formed by that[1]). Hillegersberg remained a separate municipality until 1941, when it was amalgamated into Rotterdam as part of the new sub-municipality of Hillegersberg-Schiebroek.

Hillegersberg is considered to be one of the wealthiest sub-municipalities of Rotterdam, along with Kralingen. This is based on the amount of expensive houses and luxury clothing stores in the village center.

Hillegersberg in 1867.

Education[edit]

The Japanese School of Rotterdam is located in this neighbourhood.[2]

Residents[edit]

Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°31′E / 51.967°N 4.517°E / 51.967; 4.517

References[edit]

  1. ^ This event is depicted on the coat of arms of Hillegersberg
  2. ^ "egaiyo.HTM." (Archive) The Japanese School of Rotterdam. Retrieved on 2 February 2014. "Location of School Hillegersberg(North of Rotterdam)"