Penningsveer

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Penningsveer
Town
Windmill De Veer
Windmill De Veer
Dutch Municipality Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude 2006.png
Penningsveer in the municipality of Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude.
Penningsveer in the municipality of Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude.
Coordinates: 52°23′34″N 4°40′34″E / 52.39278°N 4.67611°E / 52.39278; 4.67611Coordinates: 52°23′34″N 4°40′34″E / 52.39278°N 4.67611°E / 52.39278; 4.67611
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Penningsveer is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude, and lies about 3 km east of Haarlem.[1] The town is named after the ferry (Dutch:veer) that (for a penny) used to take travellers across the Liede. Travellers over land on their way to Amsterdam would pass through Spaarnwoude before reaching Halfweg. That route became obsolete when the Haarlemmertrekvaart was dug in 1631.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANWB Topografische Atlas Nederland, Topografische Dienst and ANWB, 2005.