Emmeloord

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Emmeloord
Town
The Poldertoren in Emmeloord
The Poldertoren in Emmeloord
Emmeloord is located in Flevoland
Emmeloord
Emmeloord
Location of Emmeloord in the province of Flevoland
Coordinates: 52°42′35″N 5°45′3″E / 52.70972°N 5.75083°E / 52.70972; 5.75083
Country Netherlands
Province Flevoland
Municipality Noordoostpolder
Population (1 January 2016)
 • Total 25,642[1]
Topographic map of Emmeloord, March 2014

Emmeloord is the administrative center of the municipality of Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, Netherlands.

Overview

At the heart of the Noordoostpolder, where the three main drainage canals Lemstervaart, Urkervaart and Zwolsevaart[2] intersect, is the city of Emmeloord (1943). Named after an abandoned village on the island of Schokland, Emmeloord is located in a polder: land reclaimed from the IJsselmeer, which earlier was part of the sea. Planned from the outset to be the first and the only major town of the polder, it is the local governmental and services centre.

The first district build was called the onkruidbuurt (weed neighbourhood). Street names were chosen from the weeds that were growing all around on the former sea floor, like reed (rietstraat), thistle (distelstraat) and sea aster (zeeasterstraat).

From Emmeloord three main canals take their water to three pumping stations. The Buma near Lemmer (north), the Smeenge at Vollenhove (south-east) and the Vissering on Urk (south-west).

In the center of Emmeloord there is a 65 meter tall water tower called the Poldertoren. The tower is the central point of the Noordoostpolder and could be seen from almost every location in the early years of the Noordoostpolder, when there were no tall trees. In Japan there is a replica of this watertower.

Centre town

Ten smaller villages, conceived more as agricultural communities, were planned in a wide circle around Emmeloord, with the distances between them determined to be easily reachable by bicycle. In order from first to last, these settlements were Marknesse (1946), Ens (1948), Kraggenburg (1948), Luttelgeest 1950, Bant (1951), Rutten (1952), Creil (1953), Nagele (1954), Espel (1956) and finally Tollebeek (1956).

Transportation

There is no railway station in Emmeloord, but the following are a few suggestions also showing possible major destination. Bus Times can be found at this link [1].

Station Destinations How To Get There
Lelystad Centrum, Lelystad Almere, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Bus 315 (Only From Bus Station)
Kampen, Kampen Zwolle Bus 141
Zwolle, Zwolle Groningen, Leeuwarden, Emmen, Almelo, Enschede, Deventer, Arnhem, 's-Hertogenbosch, Breda, Roosendaal, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague Bus 71, 141, 171

Emmeloord lies at the intersection of the A6 motorway and the N50 highway, providing a rapid connection to Amsterdam, Zwolle and Friesland.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Feiten en cijfers Archived 2014-04-19 at the Wayback Machine., Municipality of Noordoostpolder
  2. ^ Peilbesluit stedelijk gebied gemeente Noordoostpolder

External links

Coordinates: 52°42′35″N 5°45′3″E / 52.70972°N 5.75083°E / 52.70972; 5.75083