Vroomshoop is a town located at the center of the municipality Twenterand in the Dutch province of Overijssel and was founded around 1859. The earliest inhabitants lived from the peat that was found in the nearby area.

Vroomshoop
Town
Kanaal Almelo-De Haandrik in Vroomshoop (136FJAKA 3870) - Flickr - Janko Hoener.jpg
Vroomshoop is located in Overijssel
Vroomshoop
Vroomshoop
Location in the Netherlands
Vroomshoop is located in Netherlands
Vroomshoop
Vroomshoop
Vroomshoop (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°27′37″N 6°33′57″E / 52.46028°N 6.56583°E / 52.46028; 6.56583Coordinates: 52°27′37″N 6°33′57″E / 52.46028°N 6.56583°E / 52.46028; 6.56583
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceOverijssel
MunicipalityTwenterand
Area
 • Total17.08 km2 (6.59 sq mi)
Elevation10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total9.400
 • Density0.55/km2 (1.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7681[1]
Dialing code0546

Farmers from the Groningen area played an important role by the excavated peat into farmland here. They settled mainly on the Tonnendijk Road. The Groninger-farms are still on the Tonnendijk.

HistoryEdit

In 1859, the canal Almelo-De Haandrik was dug, and a peat colony developed along the canal. Around 1875, the economy became based on potatoes and colonists from Groningen and Drenthe settled in the area. The Saint Willibrord Church was finished in 1868. In 1906, the village still contained 109 sod houses.[3] In 2009, the village of Geerdijk separated from Vroomshoop.[4]

TransportationEdit

In 1906 a train station was built in Vroomshoop, because of the NOLS track from Mariënberg to Almelo.[3] The Original name for this station was "Den Ham - Vroomshoop", it was changed to "Vroomshoop" in 1952 because of the distance in between Den Ham and Vroomshoop.

Since 2014 Arriva operates this service.

At one time, there was a vlotbrug at Vroomshoop.

TriathlonEdit

Triatlon Vroomshoop [5] started as a one-off event in 2009 has now become an annual event which hosts approximately 700 athletes every year. Starting 2016 it has also been the host of the Schuiteman 2deDivisie Noord, a part of the national second division championship.

Dragon boat FestivalEdit

For the 6th time in 2014 organised by "de Smoezen", Vroomshoops carnival association. A Chinese tradition at the canal, a spectacular boat race by different regional teams.[6]

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2022. Total includes Geerdijk
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 7681AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b Ronald Stenvert & Jan ten Hove (1998). "Vroomshoop" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. p. 220. ISBN 90 400 9200 1. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Vroomschoop". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  5. ^ Triatlon Vroomshoop
  6. ^ Drakenbootfestival.nl/vroomshoop