Bethlehem, Groningen

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Bethlehem in 2014

Bethlehem is a hamlet just west of the village of Rottum, in the Dutch province of Groningen.

Bethlehem is built at the location of a Benedictine nunnery. Together with the St. Juliana's Abbey a small distance to the north, the nunnery was mentioned in 1291 as the Conventus St. Juliane in Rotthem.[1] The church of the abbey was broken down in 1658, and nothing of the abbey remains nowadays.

Coordinates: 53°23′0″N 6°36′35″E / 53.38333°N 6.60972°E / 53.38333; 6.60972


  1. ^ Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 2 (B), 1840.