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Ouderkerk a/d IJssel is in the Krimpenerwaard, opposite Capelle aan den IJssel. It has a 15th century church with the family-vault of the Counts of Nassau-Ouwerkerk.
Nickname: "Klokkedieven" - Once upon a time the Ouderkerkers and Ridderkerkers ordered both a new churchbell. Both bells were delivered at the same time, but the Ouderkerker bell was a bit dented. They got the bells exchanged, for which the Ridderkerkers were rewarded with a ham. Nevertheless the Ouderkerkers stayed "Bell-thieves" ever since...
Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en Wapens Koninkrijk
der Nederlanden", 2001.
"Groot Schimpnamenboek van Nederland", by Dirk van der Heide, 1998.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Apr 2005
Arms: argent three crescents noir, turned dexter.