Uithuizen

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Uithuizen
Village
Menkemaborg.jpg
Menkemaborg in Uithuizen
Uithuizen is located in Groningen (province)
Uithuizen
Uithuizen
Location of Uithuizen in the province of Groningen
Coordinates: 53°24′24″N 6°40′40″E / 53.40667°N 6.67778°E / 53.40667; 6.67778
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Municipality Eemsmond
Population (2008) 5,140

Uithuizen is a village in the Dutch province of Groningen. It is located in the municipality of Eemsmond. Uithuizen has a railway station.

Uithuizen was a separate municipality until 1979, when it became part of Hefshuizen.[1]

May 17 2008, Cardinal Simonis opened the Trail of St James, connecting Uithuizen to Hasselt, Le Puy en Velay, and Santiago de Compostela, creating a modern, northern branch of the Way of St James.[2]

In the village is a mansion called the Menkemaborg. Menkemaborg at Uithuizen is a 14th-century, brick-built country house, which was substantially altered around 1700, Since then it has since barely been changed. The Alberda family, the 18th-century occupants, commissioned artists to decorate the interior with impressive chimney-pieces carved with baroque ornaments, and paintings of mythological scenes. The Menkemaborg and its gardens are open to the public.

Sport[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Uithuizen hosted the finish of stage 4 at the 2013 Energiewacht Tour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ NOS journaal, "Kort binnenlands nieuws", NOS 2008, retrieved 7-may-2008

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Coordinates: 53°25′N 6°40′E / 53.417°N 6.667°E / 53.417; 6.667