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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. 25 Oct 2016.,_Netherlands)&oldid=77614.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Schoorl (Noord-Holland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 October 2016, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=77614.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 478. All rights reserved.

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