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The skyline of Hoogkarspel, with the characteristic Hoogkarspel Water Tower.
Coordinates: 52°41′41″N 5°10′40″E / 52.69472, 5.17778Coordinates: 52°41′41″N 5°10′40″E / 52.69472, 5.17778
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Drechterland
Population (2007) 7.380

Hoogkarspel (West Frisian: Hougkarspel) (population estimate: 7380) is a village in the municipality Drechterland, located in the north west of the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.

Hoogkarspel was a separate municipality until 1979, when it was merged into the new municipality of Bangert, which has been renamed to Drechterland in 1980.[1]


There is a railway station, Hoogkarspel, with half hourly connections to Hoorn, Amsterdam and Enkhuizen.

Born in Hoogkarspel[]

  • Klaas de Jong (1815-1886), farmer and politician
  • Hermanus Samuel de Roode (1877-1827), offical
  • Durk van der Ploeg (1930), writer and poet
  • René Appel (1945), writer and linguist
  • Vincent Mentzel (1945), photographer
  • Thomas Koenis (1989), basketball player
  • Lucienne Reichardt (1991), football player


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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