Biddinghuizen

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Biddinghuizen
Village
Biddinghuizen is located in Flevoland
Biddinghuizen
Biddinghuizen
Location of Biddinghuizen in the province of Flevoland
Coordinates: 52°27′15″N 5°41′39″E / 52.45417°N 5.69417°E / 52.45417; 5.69417Coordinates: 52°27′15″N 5°41′39″E / 52.45417°N 5.69417°E / 52.45417; 5.69417
Country Netherlands
Province Flevoland
Municipality Dronten
First settled 10 October 1963
Named for Bidningahusum [1]
Elevation −3 m (−10 ft)
Population (2014) 6,147[2]
Demonym Biddinghuizenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 8256
Area code 0321, 0320

Biddinghuizen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌbɪdɪŋˈɦœyzən]) is a village in the municipality of Dronten in the Netherlands. It is situated in the center of the province of Flevoland, about 13 km north of the city of Harderwijk.

On 1 January 2014, the village had 6147 inhabitants.[2] The built-up area of the village was 1.93 km2 (0.75 sq mi), and contained 1995 residences.[3]

Biddinghuizen is home of the annual Lowlands Festival and Defqon.1 Festival.

FlevOnice, a 3 km (2 mi) long, outdoor, refrigerated, ice skating track opened in 2007 in Biddinghuizen and belongs to the longest in the world.[4] The track was shortened from the original 5 km (3 mi) in 2013.

The ultra athlete Ria Buiten is from Biddinghuizen.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Where do the names of the villages and towns in Flevoland come from? Nieuw Land
  2. ^ a b (Dutch) Feiten en cijfers, Municipality of Dronten.
  3. ^ (Dutch) Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2006, Statistics Netherlands. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
  4. ^ (Dutch) FlevOnice
  5. ^ Profile of Ria Buiten, All-Athletics.com.

External links[edit]

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