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Biddinghuizen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌbɪdɪŋˈɦœyzən]) is a village in the municipality of Dronten in the Netherlands. It is situated in the center of the province of Flevoland, about 13 km north of the city of Harderwijk.

Biddinghuizen
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Biddinghuizen is located in Flevoland
Biddinghuizen
Biddinghuizen
Location of Biddinghuizen in the province of Flevoland
Coordinates: 52°27′15″N 5°41′39″E / 52.45417°N 5.69417°E / 52.45417; 5.69417Coordinates: 52°27′15″N 5°41′39″E / 52.45417°N 5.69417°E / 52.45417; 5.69417
CountryThe Netherlands
ProvinceFlevoland
MunicipalityDronten
First settled10 October 1963
Named forBidningahusum [1]
Elevation
−3 m (−10 ft)
Population
 (2016)[2]
6,205
Demonym(s)Biddinghuizenaar
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
8256
Area code0321, 0320

On 1 January 2016, the village had 6,205 inhabitants.[2] The built-up area of the village was 1.93 km2 (0.75 sq mi), and contained 1,995 residences.[3]

Biddinghuizen is home of the annual Lowlands Festival and Defqon.1 Festival and Biddinghuizen contains the theme park Walibi Holland.

FlevOnice, a 3 km (2 mi) long, outdoor, refrigerated, ice skating track, opened in 2007 in Biddinghuizen and belongs to the longest in the world. A part of it is a standard speed skating rink, connected to the rest.[4][5] The track was shortened from the original 5 km (3 mi) in 2013.

In 1995, Biddinghuizen hosted the 18th World Scout Jamboree. 28,960 Scouts and staff members from 166 countries and territories participated in this event.

The ultra athlete Ria Buiten is from Biddinghuizen.[6]

The unique refrigerated skating track FlevOnice

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) Where do the names of the villages and towns in Flevoland come from? Archived 2016-03-08 at the Wayback Machine Nieuw Land
  2. ^ a b ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) Feiten en cijfers, Municipality of Dronten.
  3. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2006, Statistics Netherlands. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
  4. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) FlevOnice
  5. ^ "Picture from the air". Archived from the original on 2016-02-14. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  6. ^ Profile of Ria Buiten, All-Athletics.com.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Biddinghuizen at Wikimedia Commons