Bloemendaal (pronounced [ˈblumə(n)daːl] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Bloemendaal is, together with Wassenaar, the wealthiest place in the Netherlands.[5]

Bloemendaal city hall
Bloemendaal city hall
Flag of Bloemendaal
Coat of arms of Bloemendaal
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Bloemendaal in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°24′N 4°36′E / 52.400°N 4.600°E / 52.400; 4.600Coordinates: 52°24′N 4°36′E / 52.400°N 4.600°E / 52.400; 4.600
ProvinceNorth Holland
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorElbert Roest (D66)
 • Total45.23 km2 (17.46 sq mi)
 • Land39.79 km2 (15.36 sq mi)
 • Water5.44 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
Elevation12 m (39 ft)
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total23,159
 • Density582/km2 (1,510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
2050–2061, 2110–2121
Area code023
Dutch Topographic map of Bloemendaal, June 2015

In October 2015, after persistent problems with the local governance in Bloemendaal, the King's Commissioner of North Holland, Johan Remkes, threatened to disband the municipality if the problems were not resolved within a year. Bernt Schneiders, the mayor of Haarlem, was appointed as acting mayor of Bloemendaal.[6]

Population centresEdit

The municipality of Bloemendaal consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts:

Local governmentEdit

The municipal government of Bloemendaal consists of 19 seats, which are (in 2008) divided as follows:

Railway connectionsEdit

Bloemendaal has a railway station - Bloemendaal railway station. There are two other stations in the municipality of Bloemendaal - Overveen and Heemstede-Aerdenhout.


Bloemendaal is home to one of the country's most famous field hockey clubs, HC Bloemendaal. The men's first team competes for the Dutch Hoofdklasse (top league) title nearly every year.

Thijsse's HofEdit

In 1925 Thijsse's Hof (the Garden of Thijsse) was created. It was the first wildlife garden in the Netherlands. It was gifted to Jac. P. Thijsse at the occasion of his 60th birthday. The garden still exists today.

Notable peopleEdit

Kick Smit, 1946




  1. ^ "College van B en W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Bloemendaal. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 2051ED". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Statistics Netherlands (15 November 2010). "Bloemendaal en Wassenaar zijn rijkste gemeenten". Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  6. ^ "Noord-Holland dreigt met opheffen Bloemendaal" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.

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