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Overschie [sub-municipality]This is in NW Rotterdam. The name of the original villsge was Schie; in the Middle Ages a new settlement developed in its neighbourhood, named Nieuwerschie, so the old settlement was named Ouwerschie (old Schie). Later that was named colloquially Overschie. It is now proud of the Van Nelle factory, a model of industrial archaeology.
Overschie CoA by Jarig Bakker, 21 Jul 2004, after Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001".
Granted 24 Jul 1816
The castle refers to the castle Rodenrijs; the left part is the old arms of the lordship Overschie.