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Veendam is a municipality with the convenience of a city and the peace and quiet of a town. Living in Veendam means living in green, watery and spaciously set up neighbourhoods. It is for this reason Veendam is also known as Park City Veendam.
Residents of Veendam can make use of many sporting facilities such as the subtropical swimming pool Tropiqua.
At the west side of Veendam lies the spacious recreation area Borgerswold .This park like landscape is perfect for hiking and cycling enthusiasts. The area consists of many facilities for all ages. For example: a water-ski cableway, a climbing park, a camping site for mobile homes, a horse riding centre and a beautiful 18 holes golf course. Kids can enjoy themselves at the playground, the petting zoo and the beaches. Those who love water and sports will be very happy at Borgerswold!
The municipality of Veendam was known for its peat. This is still visible in the cultural assets Veendam has to offer, such as the Veenkoloniaal Museum (Colonial Peat Museum) in de centre. Next to this museum lies Culture and Congress Centre van Beresteyn. This is the cultural and vibrant heart of Veendam. You can enjoy theatrical performances, music lessons, film or visit the library or café. You can also find an wide range of shops and restaurants. Veendam has many terraces where you can enjoy your drink or meal.
Veendam has eight primary schools and two high schools. The city of Groningen is within easy reach by public transportation.
For more information visit: https://www.veendam.nl/