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Schoorl, a village in the Dutch province of North Holland (population in 2001, 2,855), in the neighborhood of which is found a Mennonite Brotherhood Home (Broederschapshuis), operated since 1 July 1932. A church was dedicated on 16 July 1951. This home is used during the summer for conferences and special meetings and also as a vacation center. From November 1950 until December 1956 a number of aged "displaced persons" from Eastern Europe were sheltered in the Van-de-Water House, a building not far from the Brotherhood Home. Since February 1958 the Van-de-Water House has also been sheltering a number of children (formerly at Oud-Wulven), who are being educated here under the care of the Dutch Mennonite Bijzondere Noden foundation.


Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1950): 49 ff.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Schoorl (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 May 2016.,_Netherlands)&oldid=77614.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Schoorl (Noord-Holland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 May 2016, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=77614.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 478. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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