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Groot-Ammers

Groot-Ammers is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Liesveld, and lies about 13 km southeast of Gouda on the Lek River.

In 2001, the town of Groot-Ammers had 2822 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.56 km², and contained 1059 residences. The statistical area "Groot-Ammers", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3100.

History

In 1042 Groot-Ammers is mentioned for the first time in history. The lords of Liesvelt built their castle around that time as one of the largest and strongest castles of the Netherlands. The surroundings of the castle, including Groot-Ammers, stood under the influence of these lords.

Willem Frederik of Nassau bought the barony of Liesvelt in 1636.

In modern times the barony of Liesvelt became the municipality of Groot-Ammers. In 1986 Groot-Ammers and bordering municipalities aggregated to form the municipality of Liesveld.

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