Hannes and Neeltje lived in The Zijpe when their son Teunis was born. Teunis BRUIN and his wife Jannetje de BOER's children where all born in The Zijpe.
The Zijpe is a polder and was reclaimed in 1553, but afterwards it was often struck by floods, and practically uninhabitable before 1623. The area now. encompasses the villages of Burgerbrug, Burgervlotbrug, Callantsoog, Groote Keeten, Oudesluis, Petten, Schagerbrug, Sint Maartensbrug, Sint Maartensvlotbrug, 't Zand.