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Veenklooster (The Netherlands)

Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland, Fryslân province

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[Veenklooster flag]  image 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 flag height
Width of the arms of the black cross is 1/9 of flag height
Colors: cobalt blue, 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 Coat of Arms

[Veenklooster Coat of Arms]  image from Ralf Hartemink's website.

Coat of arms 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.