Bergentheim

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Bergentheim
Location of Bergentheim
Coordinates: 52°31′35″N 6°36′50″E / 52.52639°N 6.61389°E / 52.52639; 6.61389
Country Netherlands
Province Overijssel
Municipality Hardenberg
Population (2006) 3,500

Bergentheim (Dutch Low Saxon: Baanthum) is a small village in the municipality of Hardenberg, the Netherlands with approximately 3500 inhabitants. Located between the canal Almelo- De Haandrik and the railway Zwolle-Emmen, the town used to have a railway station stationsweb), but it was closed in 1975. The building was still there until August 1993. The Village is from this time about 620 years old (as 'Bergenem' is mentioned first in a document dated in 1385).

There are some sport clubs in Bergentheim, for example the soccer club VV Bergentheim.

Every year at the end of the summer vacation is "feestweek". A lot happens in this week, from the Banthumloop to huttenbouw. Banthumloop is a competition for the best runners and huttenbouw is a three-day event of building huts. Its mostly for the children. But some adults are volunteers for this event.

Industry[edit]

Bergentheim used to have a large bread baking factory that was established just after World War two by the Schipper family, known as the NOH (Noord Oost Hoek) bakkerijen, and later Bakkersland. It was closed in the year 2005. Nowadays large employers are the Lensen Toppoint industry for writing instruments and promotional items, and the local Wavin factory.

Coordinates: 52°32′N 6°37′E / 52.533°N 6.617°E / 52.533; 6.617