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Veendam

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Country  Netherlands
Elevation  2 m (7 ft)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Province  Groningen
Demonym(s)  Veendammer
Postcode  9630–9633, 9640–9648
Veendam

Veendam ( [veːnˈdɑm]) is a town and municipality with a population of 27,752 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.

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A Holland America Line cruise ship, the MS Veendam, is named after the city.

Geography

The population centres in the municipality are:

International relations

Veendam has two sister cities:

  • Gniezno, Poland
  • Kelowna, Canada
  • Cycling

    Veendam was the start place of stage 4b at the 2012 Energiewacht Tour and the finish place of stage 2 at the 2013 Energiewacht Tour.

    Sport clubs

  • SC Veendam, former soccer club
  • Flash Veendam, volleyball club
  • NNZC Veendam, gliding club
  • Notable residents

  • Janette Bouman (born 1964), dressage rider
  • Hendrik de Cock (1801–1842), preacher
  • Renate Groenewold (born 1976), long track speed skater
  • Henk Grol (born 1985), judoka
  • Linda Moes (born 1971), breaststroke swimmer
  • Peter Windt (born 1973), field hockey player
  • Jeroen Zoet (born 1991), professional footballer
  • References

    Veendam Wikipedia


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