Badhoevedorp

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

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
Aerial view
Aerial view
Badhoevedorp in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer
Badhoevedorp in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer
Location of Badhoevedorp
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
MunicipalityHaarlemmermeer
Population
 (January 2008 [1])
ca. 11,948

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. The Rijksweg 9 passes next to the town, from 8 August 1967 to 10 April 2017, the motorway passed through the town, however it was diverted, with the original section being closed and demolished to make place for new development in the area.

Notable people from BadhoevedorpEdit

EconomyEdit

MGA Entertainment's Benelux division has its headquarters in Badhoevedorp.[3] Sony Corporation's Benelux and European divisions also had their headquarters in Badhoevedorp until its European division was split between two new headquarters in Berlin (Sony Center Potsdamer Platz) and London in the early-2000s, while its Benelux division moved its headquarters to Hoofddorp in 2016. The former Sony Badhoevedorp building was converted into a hotel in 2019.[4]

SportsEdit

The town has an amateur sports club called SC Badhoevedorp that houses futsal, baseball and softball division's.

ReferencesEdit


Badhoevedorp has a lot of streets named after bird names given to planes in the second world war. Due to the village being so close to Schiphol is one of the reasons the Birds names impacted The street names so much we have a part of the village we call vogelbuurt (bird Neighbourhood) because it is filled with many bird named streets.