De Stolpen

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De Stolpen
Coordinates: 52°48′44″N 4°43′47″E / 52.81222°N 4.72972°E / 52.81222; 4.72972
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Schagen

De Stolpen (sometimes just "Stolpen"[1]) is a hamlet in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is part of the municipality of Schagen, and is located about 3 km northwest of the village of Schagerbrug.[2]

In 2005, the municipal council of the former municipality of Zijpe decided that the N9 road had to be moved; as a consequence, all of the houses in De Stolpen would have to be demolished. The national government changed this decision in December 2006, which saved the hamlet. This saved what is essentially a row of a few contiguous homes on the north side of the road, anchored by a Chinese restaurant .

References[edit]

  1. ^ VUGA's Alfabetische Plaatsnamengids van Nederland (13th edition), VUGA, 1997.
  2. ^ ANWB Topografische Atlas Nederland, Topografische Dienst and ANWB, 2005.

Coordinates: 52°48′45″N 4°43′50″E / 52.81250°N 4.73056°E / 52.81250; 4.73056