Willemstad, North Brabant

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Willemstad
City
Coat of arms of Willemstad
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°41′31″N 4°26′16″E / 51.69194°N 4.43778°E / 51.69194; 4.43778
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
MunicipalityMoerdijk =
Population (=)[1]2,362
The port of Willemstad with the tower of the former city hall in the back

Willemstad is a city in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Moerdijk. Its population as of 2002 was 2,329.

Willemstad is a small historical town with well preserved fortifications. It lies on the Hollands Diep, close to the Haringvliet and Volkerak. It received city rights in 1585. The Reformed Church was built in 1607 as the first new Protestant church building in the Netherlands (see: the Reformation and its influence on church architecture).

Willemstad was a separate municipality until 1997, when it became part of Zevenbergen, which changed its name to Moerdijk in 1998.[2]

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  1. ^ gemeente Moerdijk
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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Coordinates: 51°41′31″N 4°26′16″E / 51.69194°N 4.43778°E / 51.69194; 4.43778