Schiedam


Schiedam

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Schiedam
nickname = Brandersstad



imagesize = 200px
image_caption = Old City Hall



image_shield = Schiedam-wapen.gif
shield_size =


map_size =
map_caption = Location of Schiedam within The Netherlands.
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = The Netherlands
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = South Holland
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = W.M. (Wilma) Verver-Aartsen (VVD)
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 19.89
area_land_km2 = 18.18
area_water_km2 = 1.71
population_as_of = 2005
population_footnotes =
population_note =
population_total = 75111
population_density_km2 = 3768
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CETDST
utc_offset_DST = +2
latitude =
longitude =
latd = 51
latm = 54
lats = 42
latNS = N
longd = 04
longm = 23
longs = 58
longEW = E
postal_code_type = Postcode
postal_code = 3111 - 3125
area_code =
website = http://www.schiedam.nl
footnotes =

s in the world.

In English, the word schiedam (usually without a capital "s-") refers to the town's Holland gin, some with internationally renowned brand names like Ketel One.

History

Around the year 1250 the river Schie was dammed to protect the polderland from the seawater. The dam attracted trade activities because goods for and from the hinterland had to be transhipped. A small town developed around the dam and its activities.

In the year 1275 Schiedam received city rights from Aleida van Avesnes, sister of William II, count of Holland.

Geography

The city of Schiedam lies in South Holland, The Netherlands.
It is enclosed between Rotterdam (east), Vlaardingen (west) and the river Nieuwe Maas (south).

Demographics

Population

2004 - 75,619
2006 - 75,111

Museums

* Het Stedelijk Museum ( [http://www.stedelijkmuseumschiedam.nl/ website] )
* Het Gedestilleerd Museum ( [http://www.hetgedistilleerdmuseum.nl website] )
* Het Glasmuseum Schiedam ( [http://www.glasmuseum.nl/ website] )
* Museummolen De Nieuwe Palmboom ( [http://www.schiedamsemolens.nl website] )
* Nationaal Coöperatie Museum Schiedam / 't Winkeltje
* Artmuseum T'Walvisch

Monuments

*The old city hall (Het Oude stadhuis) ( [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/
] )
*The canals of Schiedam
*The Wheat Exchange (De Korenbeurs)
*Church of Saint John ("Sint Jan")
*The ruins of the castle "Huis te Riviere" ( [http://www.scyedam.nl/gebouwen/graphics/ruinezw.gifphoto] )
*Saint Lidwina basilica ( [http://www.keilholtz.nl/basiliek/basiliek/images/schiedam-sing-02.jpgphoto] )
*De Plantage
*The Porters' Guild House (Het Zakkendragershuisje)
*Het Proveniershuis
*The six historical windmills of Schiedam, the tallest in the world ( [http://www.schiedamsemolens.nl/schiedamsemolens/ website] ). The tallest of them, "De Noord, is in use as a restaurant.

port

Cricket is not the most popular sport in Schiedam [http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/bce4de52-cb20-11db-b436-000b5df10621.html] , but it is more popular than in the most other Dutch cities. The most popular sport in Schiedam is soccer, but also field hockey is popular.

Known people from Schiedam

* Dmitri van den Bersselaer (born 1968) - historian
* Willem den Broeder (born 1951) - Surrealist Artist
* Rinus Gosens (born 1920) - footballer
* Luke van Jammer - former Dutch Cricket Captain.
* Erik Jazet (born 1971) - hockey player and coach
* Ali El Khattabi (born 1977) - footballer
* Danny Koevermans (born 1978) - footballer
* Saint Liduina (1380-1433) - Catholic saint
* Robert Maaskant (born 1969) - footballer
* Rien Poortvliet (1932-1995) - sketcher and painter
* Andre van Troost (born 1972) - English County cricketer (Somerset)
* Pieter van Vollenhoven (born 1939) - husband of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
* Pauline van der Wildt (born 1944) - swimmer
* Elizabeth Winter (born 1946) - member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada
* John de Wolf (born 1962) - footballer

Events

* De Brandersfeesten [http://www.brandersfeesten.nl website]
* DOEK! [http://www.doek.nu website]

External links

*http://www.schiedam.nl/ - Official site
* [http://www.ifalk.nl/schiedam0h5qnpci/ Detailed Falkplan map]
*http://www.scyedam.nl/ - Historical Society Schiedam


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  • Schiedam — Bandera …   Wikipedia Español

  • Schiedam — Héraldique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • schiedam — [ skidam ] n. m. • 1860; genièvre de Schiedam 1842; mot néerl., nom d une ville ♦ Région. Eau de vie de grain, aux Pays Bas, en Belgique et dans le nord de la France. ⇒ genièvre. ● schiedam nom masculin (de Schiedam, nom propre) Eau de vie de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Schiedam — Schie*dam , n. [Short for Schiedam schnapps.] Holland gin made at Schiedam in the Netherlands. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schiedam —   [sxi dam], Stadt in der Provinz Südholland, Niederlande, 73 500 Einwohner; die Hafenanlagen von Rotterdam greifen zum Teil auf Schiedam über; Schiff , Stahl , Kran , Fahrzeug , Maschinen und Apparatebau, Glas und Farbenfabriken,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Schiedam — Schiedam, Stadt am Einfluß des kleinen Flusses Schie in die Maas im Bezirk Rotterdam der niederländischen Provinz Südholland; Börse, 5 Kirchen, 200 Genevrebrennereien, deren Hauptsitz S. ist, Bleiweißfabriken, starke Schweinemast,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Schiedam — (spr. ß chīdam), Stadt in der niederländ. Provinz Südholland, Bezirk Rotterdam, 4 km westlich von Rotterdam, an der Mündung der Schie in die Neue Maas, an der Eisenbahn Rotterdam Haag Amsterdam und der Sekundärbahn S. Hoek van Holland, Sitz eines …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Schiedam — (spr. schihd ), Hafenstadt in der niederländ. Prov. Südholland, an der Mündung der Schie in die Maas, (1904) 28.290 E.; Geneverbrennereien. [Karte: Niederlande etc. I, 1.] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Schiedam — Schiedam, holländ. Stadt östl. von Rotterdam, mit 13000 E., Hafen, einigen hundert Geneverbrennereien, großer Schweinezucht, Seehandel, Bleiweißfabriken …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Schiedam — [skhē däm′] city in SW Netherlands: pop. 73,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Schiedam — Gemeinde Schiedam Flagge Wappen Provinz …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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