Dommelen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dommelen
Coordinates: 51°21′25″N 5°25′50″E / 51.35694°N 5.43056°E / 51.35694; 5.43056
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Municipality Valkenswaard
Population (2007) 9,387

Dommelen is a village in the southern Netherlands. It is located in the municipality of Valkenswaard, North Brabant. Dommelen derives its name from the little brook Dommel that runs through it. Having its clear water close at hand, Dommelen is mostly known for its beer brewery from which the brand name Dommelsch is derived. Its other main attraction is an old watermill.

Dommelen was a separate municipality until 1934, when it was merged with Valkenswaard.[1]

The spoken language is Kempenlands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[2]

Sport[edit]

Football[edit]

RKVV Dommelen is an amateur football club from Dommelen.[3] It was founded in 1942. The club's first team plays on Sundays in the fourth division of Dutch amateur football (season 2012/2013). The club plays at Sportpark 't Heike in Dommelen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. KNAW.nl
  2. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105
  3. ^ "RKVV Dommelen - Official website". RKVV Dommelen. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°21′N 5°26′E / 51.350°N 5.433°E / 51.350; 5.433