't Klooster

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't Klooster
Skyline of 't Klooster
Coordinates: 51°57′48″N 6°37′26″E / 51.96333°N 6.62389°E / 51.96333; 6.62389
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Aalten
Population 500
Bredevoort klooster kannunik.jpg

't Klooster is a neighbourhood in the municipality of Aalten, near Bredevoort (Achterhoek region) in the eastern Netherlands with a population of around 500 inhabitants.

History[edit]

Klooster is a Dutch word for "monastery"; in the fifteenth century, what is now 't Klooster was home to a monastery named "Nazareth" or "Schaer" devoted to the Devotio Moderna. In addition, on November 5th, 2005, a bronze statue was revealed, designed by artist Jan te Kulve, which shows an inhabitant of the former monastery wearing the outfit of his order.

Coordinates: 52°44′57″N 6°05′24″E / 52.749256°N 6.090132°E / 52.749256; 6.090132