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Coordinates: 52°40′28″N 4°54′14″E / 52.67444°N 4.90389°E / 52.67444; 4.90389

Obdam (About this sound pronunciation ) is a former municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia. The municipality ceased to exist on 1 January 2007 when it merged with Wester-Koggenland to form the new municipality of Koggenland.


Population centres

The area of the former municipality of Obdam consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Berkmeer, Hensbroek, Obdam, Wogmeer (partly).

Train services

These services currently (2009), depart for Hoorn, from platform 1, at xx.01 and xx.31 minutes past the hour. Travel time to Amsterdam is just 55 minutes.


  • 1503 - The van Duvenvoorde family becomes the Lordship of the town.
  • 1610 - Birth of Jacob, Baron van Wassenaer, Lord Of Obdam; Son of Jacob van Duvenvoorde van Wassenaer
  • 1620 - Jacob van Duvenvoorde starts using the van Wassenaer family name and becomes Jacob van Duvenvoorde van Wassenaer
  • 1665 - Jacob, Baron van Wassenaer, Lord Of Obdam dies during a seabattle with the English while being the captain of a Dutch vessel.
  • 1979 - Founding of the new municipality, including the town's of Hensbroek and Wogmeer.
  • 2007 - The Obdam municipal merges into municipal Koggenland

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