't Zand (Alphen-Chaam)

't Zand
't Zand is located in North Brabant
't Zand
't Zand
Location in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands
't Zand is located in Netherlands
't Zand
't Zand
't Zand (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°29′44″N 4°57′25″E / 51.49543°N 4.95707°E / 51.49543; 4.95707Coordinates: 51°29′44″N 4°57′25″E / 51.49543°N 4.95707°E / 51.49543; 4.95707
ProvinceNorth Brabant
 • Total0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Elevation24 m (79 ft)
 • Total170
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code013

't Zand (Dutch pronunciation: [(ə)t sɑnt]) is a hamlet in the Dutch province of North Brabant, in the municipality of Alphen-Chaam.

It was first mentioned in 1980 and means sand.[3] 't Zand is a villa ward and recreational site near Alphen. There are no place name signs. It consists of about 100 houses excluding the holiday homes.[4]

In 1939, a little chapel dedicated to Saint Willibrord was erected on the Oude Maastrichtsebaan in 't Zand. According to legend, Willibrord baptised people from Alphen near a well and it turned into a site of pilgrimage. Father Binck together with the archaeologist Joan Willems set out to find the spot and discovered a 2.5 metres (8 ft 2 in) loam well in the forest. It was restored in stone and a chapel was built on top of the well. The chapel was destroyed in 1945, and rebuilt in 1946.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 5131AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Zand - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  4. ^ "'t Zand (Alphen)". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Boshoven NB". Maria Kapellen (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 April 2022.