Nes aan de Amstel

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Nes aan de Amstel
Village
View of St. Urbanus over the river Amstel
View of St. Urbanus over the river Amstel
Coordinates: 52°15′33″N 4°52′15″E / 52.25917°N 4.87083°E / 52.25917; 4.87083Coordinates: 52°15′33″N 4°52′15″E / 52.25917°N 4.87083°E / 52.25917; 4.87083
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Population (1 January, 2008)
 • Total 480
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website http://www.nesaandeamstel.nl/

Nes aan de Amstel, is a small village which is part of the municipality of Amstelveen in the province of North Holland, Netherlands. The village, which as the name indicates is located on the River Amstel, and is situated on the edge of the Rond Hoep polder. It was established in the 16th century gradually developing since 1947. The landscape is largely determined by the village's Catholic church, St. Urbanuskerk, built to a design by the famous architect Joseph Cuypers.

Events[edit]

Dorpsfeest. Each year in the summer during the village festival, the slob en sloot race is organized where approximately 50 participants submit an itinerary through the fields and ditches around the village.

Notable people[edit]

Agatha Deken (1741-1804), writer and poet