Overschie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Overschie (light green) within Rotterdam (purple).

Overschie is a neighbourhood of Rotterdam, Netherlands, formerly a separate village with its own municipality.

The village of Overschie was located on the intersection of four rivers called "Schie": the Delftsche Schie, Schiedamsche Schie, Delfshavensche Schie, and Rotterdamsche Schie. It was a separate municipality between 1817 and 1941, when it merged with Rotterdam.[1] Immediately after the Second World War, the construction of a large suburb was begun southeast of the village.

"Overschie" is now also the name of a deelgemeente (borough) of the city of Rotterdam, covering the former village, the neighbourhood Overschie, airport Zestienhoven, and the countryside to the north including the hamlet Zweth.

Church of the village Overschie
Overschie in 1867.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.


Coordinates: 51°56′N 4°26′E / 51.933°N 4.433°E / 51.933; 4.433