Ytens (Friesland, Netherlands)

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Doopsgezinde Kerk, Itens.
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Doopsgezinde Kerk, Ytens.
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Ytens (Ijtens, Itens), a hamlet in the Dutch province of Friesland (coordinates: 53.10141, 5.64329 [53° 6′ 5″ N, 5° 38′ 35″ E]), where there is a Mennonite congregation, formerly called Kromwal. In 1865 a meetinghouse (still in use) and a parsonage were built at Ytens.

The pastor at this time was Gerhard Pol, serving here 1862-83, followed by R. Cuperus 1884-86, P. Zondervan 1889-91, A. Binnerts 1892-1897, H. Britzel 1899-1902, E. Engelkes 1902-5, A. de Vries Mzn 1906-14, P. J. Keuning 1914-21, S. I. van der Meulen 1922-29, J. H. van Riemsdijk 1930-d.1940, G. M. Kosters 1941-44, T. Hoogslag 1950-56, and M. C. Postema since 1957. The baptized membership numbered 98 in 1861, 122 in 1900, 105 in 1926, 99 in 1958.

An organ was acquired in 1900. Church activities include ladies' circles at Ytens and Wieuwerd, a youth group 18-25, a youth club, and Sunday school for children.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen. (1890): 139; (1900): 231.

Reliwiki. "Itens, Haeredyk 31 - Doopsgezinde Kerk." 1 September 2013. Web. 13 October 2014.,_Haeredyk_31_-_Doopsgezinde_Kerk.

Additional Information

Congregation: Doopsgezinde Gemeente De Lytse Streek: Baard-Itens

Address: Hearedyk 31, 8735 HP Itens, Netherlands

Church website: Doopsgezinde Gemeente De Lytse Streek: Baard-Itens

Denominational affiliation:

Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit


Map:Ytens, Friesland, Netherlands

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

Cite This Article

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Ytens (Friesland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 3 Oct 2023.,_Netherlands)&oldid=126176.

APA style

Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Ytens (Friesland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 October 2023, from,_Netherlands)&oldid=126176.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1012. All rights reserved.

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