According to the 19th-century historian A.J. van der Aa, there was no hamlet in the area in the middle of the 19th century. There were just eight houses, with a population of about 50. The area used to be a manor, also called Vliet or "Ratelesvliet", and contained a castle, Te Vliet. The castle was probably built between 1250 and 1300, and existed at least until 1515. In 1647, it was already a ruin, and nowadays just one wall still exists.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
- Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 11 (T-V), 1848, p. 756.
- "Nederlandse Middeleeuwse Kastelen", http://www.kasteleninnederland.nl/kasteel1200.php
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