Badhoevedorp

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Coordinates: 52°20′N 4°47′E / 52.333°N 4.783°E / 52.333; 4.783

Badhoevedorp
Aerial view
Aerial view
Badhoevedorp in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer
Badhoevedorp in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer
Location of Badhoevedorp
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Haarlemmermeer
Population (January 2008 [1]) ca. 11,948

Badhoevedorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, and lies next to the Ringvaart around Haarlemmermeer ('the canal around the former Lake Harlem') at the side of the polder bordering Amsterdam / Amstelveen.

Badhoevedorp has a population of around 11,370.[2]

Notable residents include Björn Ottenheim of the band zZz, former Dutch national team footballer Marco van Basten, Jack van Gelder, Tonny Eyk and Toon van Driel.

Notable people from Badhoevedorp[edit]

Economy[edit]

MGA Entertainment's Benelux division has its headquarters in Badhoevedorp.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aantal inwoners per woonkern. Ons-Haarlemmermeer.nl
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Gemeente Op Maat 2004: Haarlemmermeer [1].
  3. ^ "Contact." MGA Entertainment. Retrieved on December 26, 2009.