|- Total||31. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands South Holland ( Dutch:) is a province situated on the North Sea in the western part of the Netherlands. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 06 km² (12 sq mi)|
|- Land||24. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 65 km² (9. 5 sq mi)|
|- Water||6. 40 km² (2. 5 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2007)|
|- Density||2,471/km² (6,399. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 9/sq mi)|
|Source: CBS, Statline. Statistics Netherlands, founded in 1899, is a Dutch governmental institution that gathers statistical information about the Netherlands.|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|- Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Katwijk (population: 61,292) is a coastal municipality and town in the province of South Holland in the western Netherlands. Central European Time ( CET) is one of the names of the Time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. UTC+1 is used in the following locations Central European Time West Africa Time Western European Summer Time Daylight saving time ( DST Central European Summer Time ( CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 Time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. UTC+2 corresponds to the following Time zones Eastern European Time Egypt Standard Time Central Africa Time South Holland ( Dutch:) is a province situated on the North Sea in the western part of the Netherlands. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands
Katwijk is located on the North Sea, northwest of Leiden and 16 km north of The Hague. The North Sea is a marginal, Epeiric sea of the Atlantic Ocean on the European Continental shelf. "Leyden" redirects here For other uses see Leyden (disambiguation. The municipality is essentially the area between Leiden and the North Sea. Katwijk lies along the Oude Rijn, which ends at the North Sea in Katwijk aan Zee. For the Oude Rijn branch in Gelderland Province see Oude Rijn (Gelderland. It shares its borders with the municipalities of Noordwijk, Teylingen, Oegstgeest, Leiden, and Wassenaar. Noordwijk ( Population: 24707 in May 2006 is a village and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland Teylingen is a municipality in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands Oegstgeest (population 21188 in 2004 is a town and municipality in the province of South Holland in the western Netherlands. "Leyden" redirects here For other uses see Leyden (disambiguation. Note parts of this article have been translated from the Dutchversion of this page Katwijk is by far the largest town in the Duin- en Bollenstreek ("Dune and Bulb Region"). The Duin- en Bollenstreek (Dutch for "Dune and Bulb Region" is a region in South Holland, the Netherlands, that features coastal dunes and the The municipality covers an area of 31. 06 km² (11. 99 mile²), of which 6. 41 km² (2. 47 mile²) is water.
The town consists of a number of districts, including namesakes Katwijk aan den Rijn and Katwijk aan Zee. On 1 January 2005 the various districts had the following populations:
Lying on the coast, Katwijk aan Zee is (and has always been) the larger village. Note parts of this article have been translated from the Dutch version of this page Katwijk aan Zee (literally Katwijk-on-Sea) is a seaside resort located on the North Sea at the mouth of the Oude Rijn. Rijnsburg (population 14941 in 2004 is a community in the eastern part of the city Katwijk, in the western Netherlands, in the province of South For the other Valkenburg in Limburg see Valkenburg aan de Geul. Katwijk aan den Rijn lies just slighly inland. Rijnsburg is east of Katwijk aan den Rijn and to the south is Valkenburg. Hoornes-Rijnsoever is north of Katwijk aan Zee.
Although consisting of historically separate villages (except Hoornes-Rijnsoever) that still today maintain separate identities, the villages have more or less grown together and merged into a single conurbation. The creation of the municipality of Katwijk is a recognition of that fact. The town hall of the current municipality of Katwijk is located in Katwijk aan den Rijn, near the boundary of Katwijk aan Zee. All these districts lie along the Oude Rijn. For the Oude Rijn branch in Gelderland Province see Oude Rijn (Gelderland.
The name "Katwijk" probably has its origins in the name of a Germanic tribe called the Chatten (Chatti). The Chatti (also Chatthi or Catti) were an ancient Germanic tribe whose homeland was near the upper Weser. The Dutch word "wijk" means "area", so the name probably meant something like "the Chatti area".
In Romans times, Katwijk was a place of strategic importance. It was located at the Roman Empire's northern border, at the mouth of the Rhine river, which in Roman times was larger in this area than it is today. The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial There was a good deal of traffic along the Rhine. Katwijk was also a jumping-off point for the voyage to Britain.
Built during the reign of Emperor Claudius (41-54), the town's name was Lugdunum Batavorum. Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus or Claudius I ( August 1, 10 BC &ndash October 13, AD 54 ( Tiberius Claudius Drusus from birth to The town's name was later associated with the name of the city of Leiden, but this is now thought to be incorrect.
In 1231, the first reference to Catwijck appeared in the records.
The history of the modern municipality of Katwijk is essentially the history of its constituent villages, which for each village extends back to Roman times. However, Katwijk aan Zee, Katwijk aan den Rijn and Valkenburg were part of the same heerlijkheid called "Beide de Katwijken en 't Zand" (or something similar). heerlijkheid (a Dutch word pl heerlijkheden; alternative spelling heerlykheid) was the basic administrative and judicial unit in rural areas in Dutch They have been administratively joined for centuries despite their differing characters. Katwijk aan Zee was a fishing village and Katwijk aan den Rijn had an agricultural character.
On 1 January 2006, Rijnsburg and Valkenburg were also merged into the municipality. Rijnsburg (population 14941 in 2004 is a community in the eastern part of the city Katwijk, in the western Netherlands, in the province of South For the other Valkenburg in Limburg see Valkenburg aan de Geul.
Katwijk is the largest city in the Netherlands without a railway station. The nearest railway stations are Voorhout and Leiden. Katwijk is by bus connected with Voorhout, Leiden, The Hague, Haarlem, Nieuw Vennep and Zoetermeer. in the past usually Harlem in English is a city in the Netherlands. Nieuw-Vennep ( is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Zoetermeer ( is a city in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The RijnGouweLijn is planned to connect Katwijk with Gouda. The RijnGouweLijn (The Rhine - Gouwe Line or RGL is a Light rail project in South Holland, Netherlands. Gouda (population 71797 in 2004 is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland.
The most famous part of Katwijk is its beach. Dirk Kuyt, officially spelled Dirk Kuijt ( (born 22 July 1980, in Katwijk aan Zee) is a Dutch professional football player Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. Esther Ouwehand (born June 10 1976 is a Dutch Politician. She is one of the two Members of Parliament for the Party for the Animals ( The Party for the Animals (Partij voor de Dieren is a Political party in the Netherlands with two out of the one hundred and fifty seats in parliament. On warm summer days, many people go there to take a fresh bath in the sea. This article is about the body of water For other uses see SEA and Seas.
Besides the beach, there are a few museums in Katwijk, like the old fishermans museum Katwijks Museum, the Spinoza-museum and the Space Expo, the museum of the ESA. A museum is a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development open to the public which acquires conserves researches communicates and exhibits the Baruch or Benedict de Spinoza (ברוך שפינוזה Bento de Espinosa Benedictus de Spinoza ( November 24, 1632 – February 21, The European Space Agency ( ESA) established in 1975 is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, currently with 17 member Also, around the Valkenburg Lake, a museum steam locomotive ride can be taken after a visit to the narrow gauge museum. A steam locomotive is a Locomotive powered by Steam. The term usually refers to its use on Railways but can also refer to a "road locomotive" A narrow gauge railway (or narrow gauge railroad) is a Railway that has a Track gauge narrower than the of Standard gauge railways
The theme park Duinrell is very close to Katwijk and can be reached by direct bus line. Duinrell is an Amusement park situated in Wassenaar, the Netherlands. Katwijk has many hotels and three campings, mostly situated in the dunes. In physical Geography, a dune is a Hill of Sand built by Aeolian processes.
Boulevard (North Side)
Steam tram at tramstop Valkenburgse Meer, with narrow gauge museum at the background
Old Rhine with Turfmarkt square at the background