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Dubious or Uncertain House / Site
Mis-Attributed House

Name:  Alkmaar, St. Magdalena (Wittezusterenhof)

Circary at the Time:  Brabant

Years of Activity:  n/a

Map:  Click Here (Source:  © MapQuest

Monasticon Praemonstratense (II, 342)

Approximate modern location:  Northern Holland, near Amsterdam, but precise location within City of Alkmaar is unknown.  

Elm-Number [See Below]: None.*  

Other Comments: According to tradition, there was a Norbertine convent in N. Holland in this area, which unfortunately has not been confirmed in writing by any of the chronicles.   Perhaps this house was a hermitage/convent of the Penitents of Sta. Maria Magdalena.  

* This listing (and the numbers, with a few adjustments after 1995) is based on the map contained in Kaspar Elm's Norbert von Xanten: Adliger, Ordensstifter, Kirchenfürst, Wienand Verlag, Köln, 1984, page 328-329.