Bloemendaal [ˈblumə(n)daːl] (listen) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Bloemendaal is, together with Wassenaar, the wealthiest place in the Netherlands.[5]

Bloemendaal city hall


Coat of arms
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°24′N 4°36′E
ProvinceNorth Holland
  BodyMunicipal council
  MayorElbert Roest (D66)
  Total45.18 km2 (17.44 sq mi)
  Land39.73 km2 (15.34 sq mi)
  Water5.45 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
Elevation12 m (39 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
  Density583/km2 (1,510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
2050–2061, 2110–2121
Area code023

In October 2015, after persistent problems with the local governance in Bloemendaal, the King's Commissioner of North Holland, Johan Remkes, threatened to disband the municipality if the problems were not fixed within a year. Bernt Schneiders, the mayor of Haarlem, was appointed as acting mayor of Bloemendaal.[6]

Population centres

The municipality of Bloemendaal consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Bennebroek, Bloemendaal, Aerdenhout, Bloemendaal aan Zee, Overveen, and Vogelenzang.

Local government

The municipal government of Bloemendaal consists of 19 seats, which are (in 2008) divided as follows:

Railway connections

Bloemendaal has a railway station - Bloemendaal railway station. There are two other stations in the municipality of Bloemendaal - Overveen and Heemstede-Aerdenhout.


Bloemendaal is home to one of the country's most famous field hockey clubs, HC Bloemendaal. The men's first team competes for the Dutch Hoofdklasse (top league) title nearly every year.

Thijsse's Hof

In 1925 Thijsse's Hof (the Garden of Thijsse) was created. It was the first wildlife garden in the Netherlands. It was gifted to Jac. P. Thijsse at the occasion of his 60th birthday. The garden still exists today.

Notable people



  1. "College van B en W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Bloemendaal. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 2051ED". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. Statistics Netherlands (15 November 2010). "Bloemendaal en Wassenaar zijn rijkste gemeenten". Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  6. "Noord-Holland dreigt met opheffen Bloemendaal" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.

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