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Former town hall
Former town hall
Coat of arms of Obdam
Coat of arms
Dutch Municipality Obdam 2006.png
Coordinates: 52°40′28″N 4°54′14″E / 52.67444°N 4.90389°E / 52.67444; 4.90389Coordinates: 52°40′28″N 4°54′14″E / 52.67444°N 4.90389°E / 52.67444; 4.90389
CountryKingdom of the Netherlands
Constituent country Netherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
 • Total20.95 km2 (8.09 sq mi)
 • Land20.64 km2 (7.97 sq mi)
 • Water0.31 km2 (0.12 sq mi)
 • Total6,800
 • Density329/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Obdam (Dutch pronunciation: [ɔbˈdɑm] (About this soundlisten)) 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, (partly).

Train services[]

These services currently (2014), depart for Hoorn, from platform 1, at xx.00 and xx.30 minutes past the hour. Travel time to Amsterdam is just 55 minutes.


  • 1503 - The family becomes the Lordship of the town.
  • 1610 - Birth of Jacob, Baron van Wassenaer, Lord of Obdam; Son of Jacob van Wassenaer
  • 1620 - Jacob van Duvenvoorde starts using the van Wassenaer family name and becomes Jacob 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 towns of Hensbroek and Wogmeer.
  • 2007 - The Obdam municipal merges into municipal Koggenland

Local government[]

Before the merger, the last municipal council of Obdam consisted of 13 seats, which were divided as follows:

  • CDA - 5 seats
  • Gemeente Partij Obdam - 4 seats
  • PvdA - 2 seats
  • VVD - 2 seats


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