Langedijk ( listen / i?) ( West Frisian: Lengedoik ) is a municipality in the Netherlands, North Holland province. It has a total area of 27.0 km ². Of these, about 0.8 km ² of water. Their population was 26,890 at January 1, 2013.


The community consists of several villages, which in part are grown together by long-range, water-rich new neighborhood. The villages are: Broek op Langedijk, Oudkarspel, North - and South Scharwoude, St. Pancras and the northern half of Koedijk. The southern part of Koedijk belongs to the city of Alkmaar. The municipal administration has its headquarters in South Scharwoude.

Location and economic

The community is located just north of Alkmaar on Nordhollandsch Kanaal (channel Alkmaar - Den Helder ). It is located in an originally very swampy, water-rich area. There are still many ditches and large ponds that do not serve as the beautification of the new district, but as an underwater recovery. The very fertile soils ( clay, loam) made ​​it possible from the 17th century to cultivate larger areas vegetables. Langedijk has since epitome of carbon. All kinds of cabbage plants are grown here. The crops will be auctioned on site.

Museum Broeker Veiling

The Grade II Listed, over 120 years old auction building in which one could produce the products with boats and further promoted by the sale again over the water, is now the Museum Broeker Veiling for sale by Dutch Art ( " veiling bij afslag ").

The operating principle of such auction is as follows: Initially, with the help of a pointer, which is similar to that of a large clock, on a round plate provided with a number (too high ) Price displayed. Then the hand of the " veilingklok " is (literally auction clock ) moves slowly, and always shows a lower price. Who " mijn " first ( = " Mine! " ) Calls, the buyer, to the price that the pointer indicates at this moment. Later, an electronically operated scoreboard was introduced, after which the buyer could offer means of a remote control built into the seat. This system is available in all of the Netherlands is still in use., Even at the sale of flowers, eggs, ornamental plants and other products of the Dutch agriculture and horticulture In the Museum Broeker Veiling the tourist can try yourself in the manner described hereinbefore, to purchase a small lot flowers or vegetables.

The metal and food industry, trade and the service sector are other sectors that are important for Langedijk. The proximity to the mid-sized city of Alkmaar makes it a popular residence for commuters.


Even at the time of Christ, a sand ridge was settled on the territory of this municipality. In the 10th century it fell into the possession of the Abbey of Egmond, whose monks could raise a 7.5 km long dyke to stop the many floods in this swamp stop. The individual villages developed in the 12th and 13th centuries around chapels. In 1573, the area had been hard hit by the siege of Alkmaar. Also in 1799, the area was the scene of warfare between French and affiliated with the Dutch and English Russian troops.

Residents dredged since the Middle Ages the mud out and so increased their ground, creating a landscape of many separate plots created by water ( land of 1000 islands). Only in the 20th century, when the roads were always necessary, this situation changed stark.Aber some parts of the " island landscape " but are still preserved.