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't Zand, Schagen

Coordinates: 52°50′14″N 4°45′17″E / 52.83722°N 4.75472°E / 52.83722; 4.75472
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't Zand
Church in 't Zand
Church in 't Zand
't Zand is located in Netherlands
't Zand
't Zand
Location in the Netherlands
't Zand is located in North Holland
't Zand
't Zand
Location in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°50′14″N 4°45′17″E / 52.83722°N 4.75472°E / 52.83722; 4.75472
ProvinceNorth Holland
 • Total14.66 km2 (5.66 sq mi)
Elevation0.7 m (2.3 ft)
 • Total2,455
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0224

't Zand is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Schagen and lies about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Den Helder.



The village was first mentioned in 1770 as "eene herberg, het zand genoemt", and is named after an inn which was colloquially called Zand (sand), but whose official name was 't Wapen van Alkmaar.[3] 't Zand developed in the northern part of the Zijpe- and Hazepolder which were poldered between 1596 and 1597. The construction of the Noordhollandsch Kanaal between 1821 and 1824, resulted in a modest growth.[4]

't Zand developed as a Catholic settlement, because clandestine churches were tolerated in the area.[5] The Catholic O.L. Vrouwe Visitatie Church was built in 1863 and is a modest design.[4] The church was deemed unstable in 1920, and large buttresses have been built to strengthen the construction.[5]



In 't Zand there are two primary schools; there are no secondary schools. Zandhope is a small village school with four classrooms catering for ages 4 to 12. St. Jozef (a Catholic school) has about 20 classrooms and caters for ages 4 to 14 years.



't Zand is the site of one of the five operational vlotbruggen. The current was constructed in 1949 on the Noordhollandsche Kanaal.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 1756AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  3. ^ "'t Zand - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  4. ^ a b Ronald Stenvert & Saskia van Ginkel-Meester (2006). "'t Zand" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "'t Zand". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 May 2022.