Flag of Biddinghuizen
Biddinghuizen is located in Flevoland
Location of Biddinghuizen in the province of Flevoland
Coordinates: 52°27′15″N 5°41′39″E / 52.45417°N 5.69417°E / 52.45417; 5.69417Coordinates: 52°27′15″N 5°41′39″E / 52.45417°N 5.69417°E / 52.45417; 5.69417
CountryThe Netherlands
First settled10 October 1963
Named forBidningahusum [1]
−3 m (−10 ft)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code0321, 0320

Biddinghuizen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌbɪdɪŋˈɦœyzə(n)]) is a village in the municipality of Dronten in the Netherlands. It is situated in the center of the province of Flevoland, about 13 km north of the city of Harderwijk.

On 1 January 2018, the village had 6,295 inhabitants.[2] The built-up area of the village was 1.93 km2 (0.75 sq mi), and contained 1,995 residences.[3]

Biddinghuizen is home of the annual Lowlands Festival and Defqon.1 Festival and Biddinghuizen contains the theme park Walibi Holland.

FlevOnice, a 3 km (2 mi) long, outdoor, refrigerated, ice skating track, opened in 2007 in Biddinghuizen and belongs to the longest in the world. A part of it is a standard speed skating rink, connected to the rest.[4][5] The track was shortened from the original 5 km (3 mi) in 2013.

In 1994, Biddinghuizen hosted the European Scout Jamboree. In 1995 the 18th World Scout Jamboree was hosted. 28,960 Scouts and staff members from 166 countries and territories participated in this event.

The ultra athlete Ria Buiten is from Biddinghuizen.[6]

The unique refrigerated skating track FlevOnice


  1. ^ (in Dutch) Where do the names of the villages and towns in Flevoland come from? Archived 2016-03-08 at the Wayback Machine Nieuw Land
  2. ^ a b (in Dutch) Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2018 Statistics Netherlands. Retrieved 30 November 2019
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2006, Statistics Netherlands. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
  4. ^ (in Dutch) FlevOnice
  5. ^ "Picture from the air". Archived from the original on 2016-02-14. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  6. ^ Profile of Ria Buiten,

External links

Media related to Biddinghuizen at Wikimedia Commons

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