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Centre Didam
Centre Didam
Flag of Didam
Coat of arms of Didam
Coat of arms
Didam is located in Netherlands
Location within the Netherlands
Coordinates: 51°56′N 6°08′E / 51.933°N 6.133°E / 51.933; 6.133Coordinates: 51°56′N 6°08′E / 51.933°N 6.133°E / 51.933; 6.133
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code0316

Didam (locally, Diem) is a town in the Netherlands in the eastern of Netherlands in the region of "De Achterhoek", province of Gelderland. It is located in the municipality of Montferland, about 18 km east of Arnhem which is the capital of the province. And about 11 km west from Doetinchem.

People in Didam speak a dialect called "diems", and many people speak achterhoeks (which is the dialect of the region "Achterhoek") which is very similar to diems. These two dialect are part of the nedersaksies.

Didam was a separate municipality until 1 January 2005, when it merged with Bergh to create the new municipality of Montferland.[1]


The Didam railway station was opened on 15 July 1885 and is located on the Winterswijk–Zevenaar railway line.


Notable people[edit]

  • Everard Ter Laak (5 November 1868 – 5 May 1931), Dutch Roman Catholic missionary.
  • Ernie Brandts (born 1956 in Didam), Dutch football manager and former player.
  • Geert-Jan Derksen (born 1975 in Didam), Dutch rower.
  • Geert Hammink (born 1969 in Didam), Dutch professional basketball player.
  • Manfred Dikkers (born 1971 in Didam), Dutch drummer.
  • Jos Som (born 1951 in Didam), Dutch politician.
  • Theo Rasing (born 1953 in Didam), Dutch professor of experimental physics.


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 February 2007. Retrieved 3 December 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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