Former station Vogelenzang
|• Total||7.98 km2 (3.08 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January, 2013)||2,228|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The Huis te Vogelenzang (House at Vogelenzang) was built circa 1600 by the Counts of Holland and was rebuilt in a neoclassical style 200 years later. Today the privately owned estate has 80 hectares of park grounds consisting of old coastal dunes and plains with historic pastures.
Since 1853 Amsterdam obtains its fresh potable water from the so-called Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen (Water Supply Dunes) near Vogelenzang (but mostly within Zandvoort municipality). It uses 34 square kilometres (13 sq mi) of sand dunes to filter water and is the oldest location used as such in the Netherlands.
Vogelenzang used to have a railway station called Vogelenzang-Bennebroek along the Haarlem - Leiden Centraal line. This wooden building still exists but is no longer in use as a station.
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