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Bennebroek (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

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Bennebroek municipality Shipmate Flagchart :http://www.flagchart.net

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Bennebroek municipality

Bennebroek is the smallest municipality in Noordholland, with (1 Jan 2003) 5.328 inhabitants on 1,75 km².
It was first mentioned in the 14th century, when it was marshland. It became a separate municipality in 1653, when it got a Coat of Arms with a peacock, after the name of the lord, Adriaan Pauw jr (pauw = peacock).
Bennebroek became very useful for Amsterdam: ships carried the Amsterdam clothes ("klerenbennen" = baskets with clothes) via the Leidschevaart, and they were bleached in the dunes of Bennebroek. This was discontinued in the end of the 18th century. The tavern "De Geleerde Man" (the Learned Man, depicted as an old men with a ladder ("leer") on his shoulder) was established in 1682, and it was used to resolve conflicts between Amsterdam (the Dutch economic center) and The Hague (the bureaucratic center), as it was halfway between both cities, something like a Dutch Île des Phaisans.
Jarig Bakker, 09 July 2001

Bennebroek Coat of Arms

Bennebroek Coat of ArmsInternational Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/

The present Coat of Arms (see <http://www.ngw.nl/b/bennebro.htm>) dates from 1816, but was in disuse in 1968. Since then it has been readopted, and the new flag (adopted 13 Apr 1972) was inspired by it.
Jarig Bakker, 09 July 2001