Bovensmilde Tourism

Bovensmilde is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Midden-Drenthe, and lies about 6 km southwest of Assen. In 2001, the town of Bovensmilde had 2,873 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.76 km², and contained 1,094 residences.The statistical area "Bovensmilde", which can also include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3,960. On 23 May 1977 Moluccan terrorists occupied an elementary school in Bovensmilde and took 105 children and 5 teachers as hostages. (At the same time other Moluccan terrorists hijacked a nearby train.) After 5 days the children were released. On June 11 the 5 remaining teachers were freed when the school was stormed by a Dutch army tank, and the hostage takers were apprehended.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Bovensmilde, Netherlands. Explore Bovensmilde travel guide before you plan your trip here. Bovensmilde is located at a short trip away from Amsterdam a major city in Netherlands. Add Amsterdam to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum. Also, to reach Bovensmilde, you'll have to take a flight to Amsterdam; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Bovensmilde can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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