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Trompenburg op 16 juni 2009.JPG
Coat of arms of 's-Graveland
Coat of arms
The statistical district of 's-Graveland in the municipality of Wijdemeren.
The statistical district of 's-Graveland in the municipality of Wijdemeren.
Coordinates: 52°14′39″N 5°7′16″E / 52.24417°N 5.12111°E / 52.24417; 5.12111Coordinates: 52°14′39″N 5°7′16″E / 52.24417°N 5.12111°E / 52.24417; 5.12111
ProvinceNorth Holland
 • Total1,250
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

's-Graveland is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Wijdemeren, and lies about 4 km northwest of Hilversum. The former municipality of 's-Graveland merged with Loosdrecht and Nederhorst den Berg on 1 January 2002 to form the new municipality Wijdemeren.

The statistical district "'s-Graveland", which covers the village and the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 1180.[2]


Since the seventeenth century,'s-Graveland was a popular location for wealthy families from Amsterdam, who bought, built or inherited villas and estates there, like:

  • Bantam,
  • Boekesteyn,
  • Gooilust,
  • Hilverbeek aan de Leeuwenlaan,
  • Land en Bosch,
  • Schaep en Burgh,
  • Schoonoord,
  • Spanderswoud,
  • Sperwershof,
  • Spiegelrust,
  • Swaenenburgh,
  • Trompenburgh, built by Cornelis Tromp, in loan by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

The 's-Gravelandsevaart or 's-Gravelands canal ('vaart' is a passage for boats, 'varen' means to sail in Dutch), where most of the homes were built, used to be a major connection between Amsterdam and Hilversum. Transport per ship was often preferred over carriage, because the roads were not paved.

In the year 1672 the French caused a lot of damage, destroying homes and killing inhabitants. In 1673 the French abandoned the area again, and many homes were rebuilt, new gardens were added in French fashion.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ CBS, Kerncijfers postcodegebieden 2004 : postcodegebied 1243.
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 [1]. As of 1 January 2005. Archived July 24, 2006, at WebCite

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