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Veenklooster (The Netherlands)

Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland, Fryslân province

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[Veenklooster flag] by Jarig Bakker, 15 May 2003 See also:

Veenklooster village (Feankleaster)

Veenklooster / Feankleaster - "Flag: A blue flag with a white cross in the center; on the white cross a black cross.
Width of the arms of the white cross is 1/3 of flagheight
Width of the arms of the black cross is 1/9 of flagheight
Colors: cobaltblue, black, and white.
The black cross reminds of the old monastery, after which the village was named - it was the "Olijfberg", the "monastery in the marsh" (feen clooster) of the Norbertine nuns of Oudwoude, founded before 1287 from Dokkum, relinquished 1579.
Nickname: Hegereiners - people who circulated in the highest circles.
Source: information from Kollumerland municipality.

Veenklooster CoA

[Veenklooster CoA] from Ralf Hartemink's website.

CoA registered in the Genealogysk Jierboek 1976.
The swan is from the arms of the Fogelsangh family, who lived here and after which "Fogelsanghstate" was named, a manor which is still dominating the village.