Santpoort-Zuid

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Santpoort-Zuid
Village
Castle Brederode
Castle Brederode
LocatieVelsen.png
Santpoort-Zuid in the municipality of Velsen.
Santpoort-Zuid in the municipality of Velsen.
Coordinates: 52°25′N 4°38′E / 52.417°N 4.633°E / 52.417; 4.633Coordinates: 52°25′N 4°38′E / 52.417°N 4.633°E / 52.417; 4.633
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Velsen
Population (January 1, 2005)
 • Total 3,280
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Santpoort-Zuid is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Velsen, and lies to the west of North-Haarlem (Schoten). Santpoort-Zuid is bordered by the village of Bloemendaal to the south and the village of Santpoort-Noord to the north. There is a railway station in the village and Amsterdam Centraal can be reached in 26 minutes. En route to Amsterdam Central, the train stops at Bloemendaal, Haarlem, Haarlem-Spaarnwoude (for IKEA), Halfweg-Zwanenburg and Amsterdam Sloterdijk (change for Schiphol Airport). It takes approximately 15 minutes by car to reach either the beach at Bloemendaal aan Zee or Zandvoort. (North Sea Canal to Amsterdam/Ferry to Newcastle, England). A famous historic site in Santpoort-Zuid is the Ruin of Brederode, and the formerly well maintained Natuurbad, Velserend.

The village is an upscale neighborhood with Dutch professionals residing there. It is one of the rare coastal forested areas protected by large dunes.

The statistical area "Santpoort-Zuid", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3280.[1]

Near the village is the ruin of the 13th century Castle Brederode.

Railway station[edit]

1941 newsreel by Polygoon-Profilti of people swimming at the Velserend baths

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of January 1, 2005.