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  • Walk of Veen: The Golden Earring
    Walk of Veen: The Golden Earring
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  • Walk of Veen: Herman van Veen
    Walk of Veen: Herman van Veen
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  • Walk of Veen: Guus Meeuwis
    Walk of Veen: Guus Meeuwis
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    Grolsch -> Just like home sweet home! :)

    by Jerelis Updated Mar 16, 2007

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    Grolsch

    Favorite thing: Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being at our travel pace is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. At Hoogeveen (and this probably counts for our entire home country) it was rather difficult. We found out that there are a few local beers, only known in the particular area. But anyway nothing really special, which was a bit of a disappointment. Therefore we buy the same beer as we would drink back home, Grolsch! LOL

    Grolsch Brewery (Grolsche Bierbrouwerij) is a Dutch brewery founded in 1615 by Willem Neerfeldt in Groenlo (Grolle). The beer from Groenlo gradually became better known in the surroundings of Groenlo. Through the years the demand for Grolsch beer shifted from a local to national and eventually international level. It is a bit bitter and has a pale colour. You can taste the hop flavour, and has a alcohol content of 5 percent. You should try it!

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    Insignia of the city.

    by Jerelis Updated Jun 30, 2006

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    The shield

    Favorite thing: The official insignia of the city has a nice history. It exists out of a small part of peat covered by straw. On both sides a beehive and several bees.

    The beehive origins out of the period that the inhabitants of Hoogeveen digged out the peat. Whenever the ground was digged out they cultivated it by letting buckwheat growing on it. This, of course, contains a lot of nectar, which attracted the bees. At that time the buckwheat and peat was the main industry in Hoogeveen.

    For more information on the insignia have a look at the website of the International Civic Heraldry.

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    The flag of Hoogeveen

    by Jerelis Updated Jun 29, 2006

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    The flag of the city.

    Favorite thing: The flag of Hoogeveen exists of two horizontal parts of equal measures. The upper part of the flag is made of "Nassau blue" and the bottom part of "Opaque white". The flag has been determined by the municipality Council in 1958, and in that year also registered in the book of the Hoge Raad van Adel.

    The flag does exist much longer and is being officially used since 1925 by the city of Hoogeveen. At that time the city was offered this flag by the locals because of the fact that the city excisted 300 years.

    The colours do have a meaning. The blue colour stands for the heath that is fluorescensing and the white colour stands for the water that is mirrors in the sun.

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    All the information you need!

    by Jerelis Updated Mar 1, 2006

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    All the information is present

    Favorite thing: Visitors can go to the different VVV Tourist Information Centers for information about the region and the entire Netherlands. Hoogeveen has its own center.

    You can go to the VVV office for:

    * Leaflets about the region, cities and villages;
    * City- and villagewalks;
    * Bicycle routes;
    * Maps;
    * Events list;
    * Information guides from the bathing resorts in the area;
    * Tourist informations guides from all the provinces in the Netherlands with all touristic information, accommodation, events and restaurants:
    * Entrance tickets for several museums, et cetera in the area;
    * Bus tickets.
    * Souvenirs and Gifts:
    * They make reservations for hotel accommodation throughout the Netherlands, bungalows, apartements and holiday cottages, special accommodation offers in the Netherlands, daytrips for groups;
    * tickets for several attractions in the Netherlands (for example Keukenhof, Six Flags, Dolfinarium).

    Fondest memory: Opening hours:
    Monday - Thursday: 09:30u ? 18:00u
    Friday: 09:30u - 21:00u
    Saturday: 09:30u - 17:00u

    Write to:
    ANWB/VVV Hoogeveen
    Postbus 136, 7900 AC Hoogeveen
    Tel.: 0528-268373
    Fax: 0528-220180

    Address:
    Hoofdstraat 13
    7902 EA Hoogeveen

    General directions:
    Near the theater De Tamboer

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    Hendrikje "Henny" van Andel-Schipper

    by Jerelis Written Aug 5, 2005

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    115th birthday in 2005.

    Favorite thing: Hendrikje "Henny" van Andel-Schipper (born June 29, 1890) is the oldest person ever in the Netherlands, and since May 2004 is the oldest recognized person in the world. She lives in Hoogeveen.

    Fondest memory: She became the oldest recognized woman in Europe on the death of Maria Teresa Fumarola Ligorio in May 2003, and the oldest recognized person in Europe on the death of Joan Riudavets in March 2004.

    The death of Charlotte Benkner in early May 2004 left her second-oldest recognized in the world behind Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan, whose death later that month left her apparently the world's oldest. It was the first time since the 1980s that no one had been recognized as over 114.

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    Glasgedichten (Glass Poems)

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Aug 15, 2010
    Glasgedicht - Hoogeveen

    Favorite thing: Around the center of Hoogeveen small poems on glass are being displayed at a number of shopping windows.

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    Public Toilet

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 17, 2010
    Public Toilet - Van Echtensplein - Hoogeveen

    Favorite thing: At the van Echtensplein a modern self-cleaning toilet is placed.

    All you need is a coin to open it.

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    The Beehive

    by pieter_jan_v Updated May 9, 2010
    The Hoogeveen Beehive

    Favorite thing: The beehive is a symbol for Hoogeveen. It's clearly visible at the start of the Cascade stream running in the Hoofdstraat.

    More beehive info.

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    Walk of Veen

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 7, 2008
    Walk of Veen: The Golden Earring
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    Favorite thing: The Walk of Veen is Hoogeveen own Walk of Fame located in the Grote Kerkstraat.

    Several Dutch artists' handprints are captured and displayed in the pavement.

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    Churches

    by pieter_jan_v Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Fondest memory: There are many churches (small and big) in Hoogeveen. This is de Reformed Church at the Hoofdstraat.

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