Vilsteren

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Vilsteren
Village
The St. Willibrordus Church in Vilsteren
The St. Willibrordus Church in Vilsteren
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Vilsteren in the municipality of Ommen.
Vilsteren in the municipality of Ommen.
Coordinates: 52°30′41″N 6°21′11″E / 52.51139°N 6.35306°E / 52.51139; 6.35306Coordinates: 52°30′41″N 6°21′11″E / 52.51139°N 6.35306°E / 52.51139; 6.35306
Country Netherlands
Province Overijssel
Municipality Ommen
Population (2005)
 • Total 200
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Vilsteren is a village in the municipality of Ommen in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is situated just off the left bank of the Vecht in between Dalfsen and Ommen, about 17 kilometres east of the provincial capital of Zwolle.

The village Vilsteren has a population of around 200. The statistical area "Vilsteren", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 380.[1]

History[edit]

The village of Vilsteren is named after Herman of Vilsteren, a vassal of the Archbishop of Utrecht in 1381. During the Reformation, Vilsteren was one of the few villages to remain Roman Catholic in what is now the Protestant Bible Belt.

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Windmill (de Vilsterse molen)


References[edit]

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