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The village These days it's a hamlet with seven houses, but it was once the centre of an independent municipality. From 1811 to 1816 the manor of Westkerke was a separate municipality, formed from the former manor the same name.…

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Origins Scherpenisse is one of the oldest villages on the island. As far back as 1203, a certain Baldewinus is referred to as ‘clericus de Scarpenesse’. This name is probably derived from the Germanic scarpa (sharp or pointed) and nasja…

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Tholen Stad

The great church or Our Lady Church A smaller church had first stood at the site of the current church,. A new church was built in the middle of the 14th century. Only the bottom of the tower remains of…

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Tholen Rondom de haven

Harbour Water and shipping have played an important role in the history of Tholen. The Heenetrecht, the current Eendracht, was part of the waterway between Antwerp and Dordrecht. A ‘Kogge’ (cog-built vessel) is depicted on the seals of Tholen.  Tholen…

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