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Maassluis, a town in the Dutch province of South Holland, about 10 miles (16 km) west of Rotterdam, where there was a Mennonite congregation in the 17th century, belonging to the Flemish branch. It was subsidized by the Rotterdam congregation in 1635; and at the delegates' meetings, both at Haarlem in 1649 and Leiden in 1660, it was reported to have a vacant pulpit. There was in the 17th century also a very small Waterlander congregation at Maassluis, of which however there is no further information. The Flemish congregation, which owned a simple meetinghouse, died out in 1691. In 1731 the neighboring church of Rotterdam received the sum of 183 guilders, which was the remnant of the possessions of the Maassluis Flemish congregation and administered until then by someone at Maassluis.

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Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht en Gelderland. 2 v. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: I, 330.

Vos, Karel. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Rotterdam. Rotterdam, 1907: 13.

De Zondagsbode 32 (1918-19): No. 4.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Maassluis (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 25 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maassluis_(Zuid-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=89177.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Maassluis (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maassluis_(Zuid-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=89177.




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