The region of Bedum
Holland is a small country; from the north to the south it stretches over 300 kilometres and from the east to the west it’s close to 150 kilometres. Approximately sixteen million people live on this modest surface. This makes Holland one of the most densely populated countries in the world. For example, Poland which is about eight times the size of Holland has a population of about 35 million. The major economic centres of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague are to be found in the west of the country. The container port of Rotterdam for instance, is the biggest in the world and Amsterdam is home to the headquarters of many multinational companies.
The north of the Netherlands comprises the provinces of Friesland, Drenthe and Groningen which are home to about 1,6 million people. The beautiful rural landscapes and its rich fertile soils make this region one of the most important agricultural areas in the country. The regional market city of Groningen is the capital of the province of Groningen and is certainly worth a visit to explore its wealth of attractions and great social scene.
Just a short drive north of Groningen and you are in the attractive municipality of Bedum made up of the villages of Bedum itself (9.000 inhabitants), Zuidwolde (1.200 inhabitants), Onderdendam (700 inhabitants) and Noordwolde (350 inhabitants). Bedum is twinned with the towns of Zbaszynek in Poland and Amt Peitz in Germany.