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Veendam ( [veːnˈdɑm]) is a town and municipality with a population of 27,752 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.
A Holland America Line cruise ship, the MS Veendam, is named after the city.
The population centres in the municipality are:
Veendam has two sister cities: Gniezno, Poland
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.SC Veendam, former soccer club
Flash Veendam, volleyball club
NNZC Veendam, gliding club
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