Oldenzaal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɔldə(n)zaːl] (listen)) is a municipality and a city in the eastern province of Overijssel in the Netherlands. It is part of the region of Twente and is close to the German border.
Former city hall of Oldenzaal
Location in Overijssel
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Theo Schouten (PvdA)|
|• Total||21.95 km2 (8.47 sq mi)|
|• Land||21.55 km2 (8.32 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.40 km2 (0.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||48 m (157 ft)|
|• Density||1,477/km2 (3,830/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
As of 1 January 2019, 31,885 people lived in Oldenzaal.
In the Netherlands, Oldenzaal is well known for its carnaval festivities. During the carnaval season Oldenzaal is known as "Boeskool-stad" which is a local dialiect of the word Coliflower-town. During the main carnaval weekend over 100,000 people come for the big parade showing high and mighty carnaval trucks.
The town is served by the Oldenzaal railway station.
- Balderic of Utrecht (897–975) Bishop of Utrecht, 918 to 975
- Henri Max Corwin (1903–1962) a Dutch businessman, philatelist and humanitarian; shielded Jewish victims of the Nazis in WWII
- Mieke Telkamp (1934–2016) a Dutch singer and TV personality
- Theo Pahlplatz (born 1947) a Dutch retired footballer; 468 caps with FC Twente
- Wilfried Brookhuis (born 1961) a retired football goalkeeper with 404 club caps
- Raimond van der Gouw (born 1963) a Dutch former football goalkeeper with 493 club caps
- Ellen van Langen (born 1966) a Dutch former middle distance runner, gold medallist in the 400 m. at the 1992 Summer Olympics
- Rudie Kemna (born 1967) a former Dutch racing cyclist
- Björn Kuipers (born 1973) a Dutch FIFA listed football referee
- Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (born 1978) a Dutch former footballer with 438 club caps
- Tim Breukers (born 1987) a Dutch professional footballer with over 250 club caps
- Wout Droste (born 1989) a Dutch professional footballer with over 250 club caps
- Nathalie Timmermans (born 1989) a Dutch softball player, competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Jules Reimerink (born 1989) a Dutch professional footballer with over 250 club caps
- Alexander Bannink (born 1990) a Dutch professional footballer with over 220 club caps
- Sanne Wevers (born 1991) a Dutch artistic gymnast, gold medallist at the 2016 Summer Olympics
- Lieke Wevers (born 1991) a Dutch artistic gymnast, won four medals at the 2015 European Games
- Jill Roord (born 1997) a Dutch midfield footballer
- Erik ten Hag (born 1970) former footballer with 336 club caps and coach. Current head coach for AFC Ajax
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