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Den Blok, (Vlaemschen), is the name of a well-known former meetinghouse of the Mennonites at Haarlem, Holland, in which the Flemish (later united Flemish, Frisian, and High German) congregation held its meetings for more than two centuries. In 1671, when a quarrel arose in this congregation, the meetinghouse was divided into two parts by erecting a stone wall in the middle of the building, in order that each group could use one part of the meetinghouse. The year 1670 mentioned in the Doopsgezinde Bijdragen article is wrong; it must be 1671.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1863): 143-144.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Blok, Den (Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 29 Apr 2017.,_Den_(Haarlem,_Noord-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=75735.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Blok, Den (Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 April 2017, from,_Den_(Haarlem,_Noord-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=75735.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 363. All rights reserved.

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