Coordinates: 52°43′N 4°40′E / 52.717°N 4.667°E / 52.717; 4.667
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Dutch Reformed church
Dutch Reformed church
Flag of Groet
Coat of arms of Groet
Groet is located in Netherlands
Location in the Netherlands
Groet is located in North Holland
Location in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°43′N 4°40′E / 52.717°N 4.667°E / 52.717; 4.667
ProvinceNorth Holland
 • Total3.29 km2 (1.27 sq mi)
Elevation4.9 m (16.1 ft)
 • Total1,530
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code072

Groet is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Bergen, and lies about 11 km northwest of Alkmaar.


The village was first mentioned between 1130 and 1161 as "in Grothen", and means "land growth".[3] Groet developed on the boundary of the dunes and the raised bog.[4]

The Dutch Reformed church is a single aisled church with wooden tower which was built in 1639 and was modified in 1738. In 1830, the choir collapsed and was rebuilt shortly after.[4]

The windmill Groetermolen is a polder mill was built in 1890. In 1977, a pumping station was built and the wind mill was decommissioned resulting in a deterioration of the wind mill, therefore, it was decided to drain the polder both by the mill and the pumping station. Groetermolen is still in active service.[5]

In 1639, a little town hall was built in Groet. It claims to be the smallest and oldest town hall of the Netherlands. The oldest claim is definitely not true, but it may be the smallest.[6]

Groet was a separate municipality between 1817 and 1834, when it was merged with Schoorl.[7] The village was home to 186 people in 1840. In 2001, it became part of the municipality of Bergen.[6]

The 1st and the 4th International Youth Congress of Esperanto, in 1938 and 1948 respectively, took place in Groet.



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 28 April 2022. combined with Hargen
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 1873GA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Groet - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b Ronald Stenvert & Saskia van Ginkel-Meester (2006). "Groet" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Groetermolen". Molen database (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Groet". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  7. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.