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Ter Heijde

Ter Heijde
View of Ter Heijde from the coastal dunes
View of Ter Heijde from the coastal dunes
Ter Heijde in the municipality of Westland.
Ter Heijde in the municipality of Westland.
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Municipality Westland
 • Total 0.46 km2 (0.18 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 610
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Ter Heijde is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Westland, and lies about 11 km west of The Hague.

The area "Ter Heijde", which also includes the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 690, mostly elder people.[1] Ter Heijde is a popular beach-resort. It has a lifeboat station of the KNRM, the Dutch equivalent of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Ter Heijde is known for the Battle of Ter Heijde (also known as The Battle of Scheveningen). This was the final battle, in 1653, of the First Anglo-Dutch War, which saw the death of Admiral Maarten Tromp. In remembrance of the battle there is a monument in the village. In 2003, 350 years after the battle, the Tromp-festival was held.



  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.

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