Oosterend (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)

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Doopsgezinde Kerk, Oosterend, 1900; church is middle right.
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The former Doopsgezinde Kerk, Oosterend.
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Oosterend is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland (coordinates: 53.08536, 4.87687 [53° 5′ 7″ N, 4° 52′ 36″ E]). It is a part of the municipality of Texel, and lies about 17 km northeast of Den Helder. In 2001, the town of Oosterend had 898 inhabitants. Oosterend is sometimes called Jerusalem-of-the-North due to the existence of five different denominations in the small village: Roman Catholic, Mennonite, Dutch Reformed (Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk), Pietistic Reformed (Bevindelijk gereformeerden), and Protestant Church (Protestantse Kerk in Nederland).

Mennonites in Oosterend built a church in 1774 at Peperstraat 26. The congregation declined to the point where the last service was held in the church in 1972. Since then the church has been restored and is now used as a venue for various events.


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published October 2014


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Thiessen, Richard D. "Oosterend (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2014. Web. 20 Sep 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oosterend_(Noord-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=126115.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (October 2014). Oosterend (Noord-Holland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 September 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Oosterend_(Noord-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=126115.




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