Hollandscheveld Tourism, Netherlands

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Hollandscheveld is a village in the municipality of Hoogeveen, the Netherlands. It was founded in the 17th century after the Hollandsche Compagnie (Company from Holland) bought the land to harvest its peat. It was initially named Hollandsche Veld (Field of the Hollandsche Compagnie) which was later combined into just Hollandscheveld. In 2004 3287 inhabitants lived in the village and 969 lived in the rural area around it. During the Second World War, three notorious war criminals lived in Hollandscheveld: Auke Pattist, Dirk Hoogendam and Martinus Johannes van Oort. These men tortured arrested resistance warriors and Jews in a local school. Dirk Hoogendam was sentenced to death after the war, but managed to escape to Germany where he died in 2003. Known resistance heroes Marinus and Johannes Post were born in Hollandscheveld. They were both executed by the Germans in 1944. Hollandscheveld became the focus of national attention in 1963 during the Boerenopstand (Farmer's uprising). Thousands of so-called Free Farmers descended on Hollandscheveld when three families were removed from their farms after refusing to pay a levy to the Landbouwschap. After several days of fighting between farmers and armed police, one of the homesteads was burned to the ground. The leader of the uprising was Hendrik Koekoek who was nicknamed Boer Koekoek (Farmer Koekoek). His political party, Boerenpartij (The Farmers Party), gained power and influence as a result of the incident.


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Facts and Stats for Hollandscheveld*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hollandscheveld

    Know the pollution level of Hollandscheveld before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Hollandscheveld: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Hollandscheveld for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hollandscheveld.

    • Burglary and Theft 20.83 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.83 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.83 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20.83 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.17 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 29.17 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 83.33 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.17 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.83 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.33 (Low)
  • Living in Hollandscheveld - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 75 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.1 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.57 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 87.96 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.04 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 99.33 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hollandscheveld

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hollandscheveld

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.36 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 104.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.31 USD

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