Bontebok, Netherlands

Bontebok is a village in Heerenveen in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 400 in 2017.[3]

Local farm and house
Local farm and house
Coat of arms of Bontebok
Location in the Heerenveen municipality
Location in the Heerenveen municipality
Bontebok is located in Friesland
Location in the Netherlands
Bontebok is located in Netherlands
Bontebok (Netherlands)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°57′47″N 6°1′32″E / 52.96306°N 6.02556°E / 52.96306; 6.02556
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityHeerenveen Heerenveen
 • Total3.50 km2 (1.35 sq mi)
Elevation1.7 m (5.6 ft)
 • Total420
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Postal code
Dialing code0513

The village was first mentioned in 1640 as Bonte Bock, and is named after an inn which used a goat as a sign board.[4] Bontebok developed during the peat excavation of the area. The inn was located near a sluice where boatmen had to wait. The inn was later joined by a couple of shops and pubs, and a hamlet developed. In 1840, Bontebok was home to 46 people. In 1898, a dairy factory opened in Bontebok.[5]



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 8415AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  3. ^ Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2017 - CBS Statline
  4. ^ "Bontebok - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Bonteboek". Plaatsengids. Retrieved 30 March 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bontebok at Wikimedia Commons