Driehuis

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Driehuis
Town
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Driehuis in the municipality of Velsen.
Driehuis in the municipality of Velsen.
Coordinates: 52°26′50″N 4°38′12″E / 52.44722°N 4.63667°E / 52.44722; 4.63667Coordinates: 52°26′50″N 4°38′12″E / 52.44722°N 4.63667°E / 52.44722; 4.63667
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Velsen
Population (1 January 2005)
 • Total 3,320
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Driehuis, church: de Sint Engelmundskerk

Driehuis is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Velsen, and lies about 8 km north of Haarlem.

The statistical area "Driehuis", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3320.[1]

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Native from Driehuis[edit]

The ashes of Anthony Fokker were brought in 1940 to Westerveld Cemetery in Driehuis, where they were buried in the family grave. Christine Buisman, the phytopathologist who discovered the cause of Dutch elm disease is also buried in the cemetery.

References[edit]

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