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Grijpskerk

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Country  Netherlands
Local time  Friday 3:03 PM
Province  Groningen
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Population  2,809 (1 Jan 2008)
Municipality  Zuidhorn
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Weather  11°C, Wind NW at 11 km/h, 58% Humidity

Grijpskerk is a village in the Dutch province of Groningen. It is located in the municipality of Zuidhorn, about 18 km west of the city of Groningen.

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Map of Grijpskerk, Netherlands

Grijpskerk was a separate municipality until 1990, when it was merged with Zuidhorn.

Transportation

Railway Station: Grijpskerk

Notable residents

  • Hendrik Drogt (1920-1944), resistance hero of Second World War. As member of the Dutch military police, refused assisting the deportation process. Facing deportation himself, he became key in smuggling several people from the Nazi repression, until his capture and martyrdom.
  • Roelof Kruisinga (born 1922), politician (Christian Historical Union and Christian Democratic Appeal)
  • Dirk Scheringa (born 1950), founder of DSB Bank, chairman of Dutch Eredivisie club AZ Alkmaar and politician (Christian Democratic Appeal)
  • References

    Grijpskerk Wikipedia


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