't Haantje (Coevorden)

't Haantje
Road in 't Haantje
Road in 't Haantje
't Haantje is located in Drenthe
't Haantje
't Haantje
't Haantje is located in Netherlands
't Haantje
't Haantje
Coordinates: 52°48′53″N 6°49′23″E / 52.81472°N 6.82306°E / 52.81472; 6.82306Coordinates: 52°48′53″N 6°49′23″E / 52.81472°N 6.82306°E / 52.81472; 6.82306
 • BurgemeesterBert Bouwmeester
 (1 December 2007)

't Haantje (the Little Rooster) is a small village in the northeastern Netherlands. It is situated northwest of Emmen and is part of the municipality of Coevorden. It lies along the Oranjekanaal, between Noord-Sleen and Klijndijk.

't Haantje was founded in the latter half of the 19th century, when peat labourers spontaneously settled there. On 1 December 1965, the village barely escaped a disaster. A French company working for the N.A.M. was drilling for gas, and started to lose control of the enormous gas pressure. During the afternoon, this resulted in a huge gas eruption. The ground around the hole caved in - swallowing all of the drilling equipment. The gas eruption was eventually stopped by a cement injection from a new drilling hole. A small lake[1] lake surrounded by a forest forms a permanent reminder of this event.


  1. ^ "Wiki Maps". Nsesoftware.nl. Retrieved 2012-09-13.

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