Sloten, Amsterdam

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Sloten
Molen van Sloten or Sloten mill, February 2008
Molen van Sloten or Sloten mill, February 2008
Coat of arms of Sloten
Coat of arms
Sloten in the municipality of Amsterdam.
Sloten in the municipality of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam within North Holland
Amsterdam within North Holland
Coordinates: 52°20′31″N 4°47′49″E / 52.34194°N 4.79694°E / 52.34194; 4.79694Coordinates: 52°20′31″N 4°47′49″E / 52.34194°N 4.79694°E / 52.34194; 4.79694
Country  Netherlands
Province  Noord-Holland
Municipality Flag of Amsterdam.svg Amsterdam
Stadsdeel Slotervaart
Borough Osdorp
Postal code 1066 ..
Website http://www.dorpsraadslotenoudosdorp.nl/

Sloten (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsloːtə(n)]; 52°20′31″N 4°47′49″E / 52.342°N 4.797°E / 52.342; 4.797) is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Amsterdam, and lies about 6 km west of the city centre.[1] Sloten was a separate municipality until 1921. Since then, Sloten(990ad) became the oldest part of Amsterdam(1254ad).[2]

During the 1928 Summer Olympics, it hosted the rowing events.[3] Now it is best known for the working windmill, transformed into the Rembrandt Sloten Windmill/Coopery Museum.

Statues of Saskia and Rembrandt beside the Rembrandt Sloten Windmill/Coopery Museum in Sloten, Amsterdam.
Old border post in Sloten, 5 June 2006.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANWB Topografische Atlas Nederland, Topografische Dienst and ANWB, 2005.
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  3. ^ 1928 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 267-72.

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