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indyK1ng

[Found it](https://maps.app.goo.gl/qPmuBKaUWCJ52Dej8). It looks like it's in a small town outside of Eindhoven.


SoftSects

Does the neighborhood have a name?


Aggrotomate

Would seem like a waste to not call it Middle-Earth


GuilhermeSidnei

Or The Shire.


scarlett_secrets

I got married at in an area here called The Shire. Off Ringbearer Ct iirc.


Th1sT00ShallPass

Arda at the very least


Matazaonreddit

Gondor has no name. Gondor needs no name.


theLuminescentlion

Stop copying my pfp dude


AnimeRoadster

Town is called Geldrop, neighbourhood is called Genoenhuis. Fun fact, there’s a school in there called The Hobbit too!


BreakB4Make

There's so much here: - Speeltuin (playground) Gandalf, Gloin, Galadriel, Fili, Fangorn, Lorien, Elros, Arwen, Westernisse, Sam Gewissies - Meriadoc, a home for people with autism - Roze Olifant Park - Skatepark Laan van Tolkien - De Hobbit, an elementary school


gandalf-bot

It was more than mere chance that brought Merry and Pippin to Fangorn. A great power has been sleeping here for many long years. The coming of Merry and Pippin will be like the falling of small stones... that starts an avalanche in the mountains.


BreakB4Make

Merry and Pippin at Fangorn Playground? Sounds like Isengard, Gandalf!


treebeard_bot

Hoom, hm! Ah now, a dwarf and an axe-bearer! Hoom! I have good will to Elves; but you ask much. This is a strange friendship!


gandalf-bot

It was more than mere chance that brought Merry and Pippin to Fangorn. A great power has been sleeping here for many long years. The coming of Merry and Pippin will be like the falling of small stones... that starts an avalanche in the mountains.


treebeard_bot

I should have liked to see the songs come true about the Entwives. I should dearly have liked to see Fimbrethil again. But there, my friends, songs like trees bear fruit only in their own time and their own way: and sometimes they are withered untimely.


StanTheMan1606

The Hobbit is a toddler school. The elementary school is called the Ganzebloem and my mom works there Meme edit; it is a nutschool. Yes it is


BreakB4Make

TOO COOL! A local! I have a few questions, if you don't mind me asking: - What do the townsfolk think of all the naming? Indifferent at this point, or do some appreciate it? - Is there any Tolkien-esque "theming" around besides naming of things? - About how old is this neighborhood?


StanTheMan1606

I dont mind Locals do like it, but not special. Its not that we talk about it or something Not really I dont know the year. But it was already there before the movies


BreakB4Make

Dude you're awesome. Thanks for the response!


Chiefske

I went to a school called ‘the hobbiton’ (de hobbitstee) not far from that neighbourhood. They have us dress up as little leprechauns for a schoolphoto every year. Never really understood it. Was far before the movies made their debut.


MB_Automotive

Hi there, the neighborhood is built between aprox 1990-2005, some of the houses like durin and erebor where build a bit later then the other ones but they where always named after LOTR, tbh, i don’t think about it every morning that its named after an character, and yes i went to the nutschool as well unfortunately there’s not any theming apart from the naming


Pea-Nut2

Wait why is Roze Olifant Park related? It just means pink elephant?


BreakB4Make

I figured because of the Oliphaunts


_PM_ME_YOUR_BOOBIES-

Probably not, Olifant is the dutch word for elephant


Neuromandudeguy

Can’t tell if naming the home for people with autism Mariadoc is a dig or not


mbgal1977

Nah, now if they had named it Peregrin on the other hand, that would have been a dig.


StanTheMan1606

My aunt lives in the peregrine, its just cut out of the image


0598

Geldrop de gekste!


BiteBolt77

Mede-Geldrop bewoner gedetecteerd


el_loco_avs

I'm dutch from a different city. Back in the day my elementary school was called Hobbiton. (Hobbitstee in dutch)


SoftSects

Thanks! Is their mascot a dragon? I wonder if they get a lot of tourists? Like is it just the names of things or is the neighborhood LOTR themed? I've so many questions. Edit: their


Rudiass

Schools don't have mascots here


BloodAndSand44

Start a new trend. Go Smaug!


sharpshooter999

This doesn't happen to me much, but I'm legit culture shocked by that lol


Maegor1

What would a school need a mascot for?


sharpshooter999

>What would a school need a mascot for? *Brain.exe has stopped working* I guess mainly as a logo for the school lol? Never actually thought about that


Albert_Im_Stoned

In high school and college (ages 14 to 22 or so), mascots are used in sports, just like in professional sports. So my school's team could be the Wildcats and this week our football team is playing the Spartans from the town next door. From there, you have things like t-shirts with the school mascot on it, or pencils or lanyards, and people buy these to show their "school spirit". For whatever reason, this has moved down to middle school and elementary schools. Either because the branded items were a moneymaker, or maybe they just want us to be excited about being at our school. That said, I have never heard of a preschool (younger than age 5) having a mascot.


Icecold121

That's a whole lotta capitalism inside of a school lol


Albert_Im_Stoned

Yeah it's really weird I take a step back and think about it


a_guy_named_rick

Most European countries, with the exception of Britain (that I know of, maybe a few more), don't mix sport with school. A sport association is completely separate from the schools here


g1bby_

Nah we Just like to name out streets, probably not themed and not many tourists. Neighbourhoods have streets named after flowers, snails, musicians, instruments, even harry Potter characters


MrStormz

Found Sam and merry they seem to be little paths. There also Tolkien lane & frodo Street


UncleTedGenneric

Narnia Someone really dropped the ball


Merthies

Not as a whole, but all the streets are linked to the Laan van Tolkien (lane of tolkien in english i guess? Or tolkien lane)


Dan-the-historybuff

PACK YOUR BAGS KIDS, WE ARE LEAVING!


SunItRisesAgain

When I lived in Eindhoven the area I lived in had streets named after jazz musicians. The neighboring area had streets named after fairytale characters.


Nth-Degree

Oh wow. There really isn't a Samwise. I assumed Samwise had to be one of the small streets you can't see the name of.


indyK1ng

It might be Sam Gewissies. His name may have gone through some translation. Not all of the names match exactly (See also: Eowijn and Merijn).


annuidhir

And Pepijn.


DracuLasers

u/indyK1ng is correct. Sam Gewissies is the translation for Samwise Gamgee. His street is below Gandalf (and like Gandalf, he has a playground).


buckyoshare

Imagine living on Denethor street.


ToastyJackson

I hope they have a tomato garden there


SpeccySnowflake

Or a ~~steak~~ stake house


Yarxing

It would smell like burning flesh all the time.


boomer912

*bring wood and oil*


mbgal1977

I hope they don’t have a tomato garden


MaelstromFL

Worry if you neighbor brings home wood and oil!


Still_counts_as_one

Yeah but the drop off at the end of the street is really steep


HuisVarken

I have delivered pizza to the Denethor street. it did have tomato sauce but fortunately no cherry tomato's.


Irascible_Hu

I would be honored to live on a street named after the Laiquendi king.


WatchTheDog1

Imagine living with your brother on Denethor street


Terentatek666

Better be the older brother then.


EtteRavan

Is it truly better tho?


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I was just thinking I wonder if the houses on certain streets are cheaper than others…


colfaxmingo

Bring me wood and oil.


lapsedPacifist5

On the plus side, the street lights are *really* bright


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Aviendah_Fan_Club

Aragorn moves me as well.


TrixieMassage

Ok Arwen maybe calm down a sec


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wanderer_walker

That didn't work for Eowijn


OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO7

Where’s Gollum precious?


gollum_botses

He's over there. Always there. Orcs will take you all the way. Easy to find Orcs east of the River. Don't ask Smeagol.Poor, poor Smeagol, he went away long ago. They took his Precious, and he's lost now.


ShirtNumberFive

Has the Tolkien Society approved the use of their names?


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PontificeMaximos

But where it is the Gandalf Road? Is it safe? Is it alright?


gandalf-bot

Is it secret? Is it safe?


Unframed_

Sentient Gandalf.


gandalf-bot

and I'm sure you will my dear friend.


Unframed_

Thanks for wishing me to be secret and safe in these troubled times Gandalf.


gandalf-bot

A wizard is never late, Unframed_. Nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.


Unframed_

I never doubted you would Gandalf.


gandalf-bot

Just tea, thank you.


bilbofraginz

Tolkien society owns that one. Please tell us if you see it in other towns.


PontificeMaximos

I'ma checking every street on my town, if I find a Gandalf one I will warn the Tolkien Society instantly!


gandalf-bot

The Eye of Sauron


mr10123

Gandalf road needs to be a bridge with a toll for sure. "YOU SHALL NOT PASS (without paying 1.25)"


gandalf-bot

Over the Bridge! Fly!


PM_ME_UR_GROOTS

Fly, you fools!


ikeme84

And does it have a dead end (you shall not pass!)


Stony_Brooklyn

You shall not pass! *waves staff in middle of the road*


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Impossible-Cod-3946

The account I'm replying to is a karma bot run by someone who will link scams once the account gets enough karma. Report -> Spam -> Harmful Bot


Meme_Master_Dude

Seems you've done your job, I can't view the bots profile


Mr_Zobm

you > captcha


Aarroonnn

Pack your bread and potatoes people, we are going for an adventure


That-bird-Joop

So like, 5 minutes by car for me. And we have nough bread and potatoes in the Netherlands already.


frano1121

I would love to see some pics of the street signs, if you ever get the chance to post them.


arekfoh

I live a few hours from this town, but you can explore the streets in Google Streetview (google Maps) if you want. The signs are nothing special though, just blue rectangular plates with white names.


a_guy_named_rick

Damn you must live really far. Rarely is something in the Netherlands "a few hours away". I live on the other side of the country from Geldrop, and it's still about an hour and a half drive lol


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VapoursAndSpleen

Then coffee and stroopwafels.


Chiefske

Worstenbroodjes


SarkyCherry

Is this real? Really? Where is it? I’m overly excited by the prospect of this


IMG84

It is! You can check Google maps for any of the streetnames, name of the city is Geldrop


MatchaKakigoori

Denethor being closer to Boromir than Faramir...I see what you did there.


k3rn3

It drives me nuts that Elrond is so far away from Galadriel and Celeborn


ProviNL

Well, in the world they are also pretty far away from eachother.


Angelo_Strike

Industriepark my favorite character 😍


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I like his dialogue with Emopad


namstel

Really didn't see it coming when Zwembadweg killed him.


AndreasMe

And Grijzerooiseweg who was evil after all, who could see that coming?


throwaway2846nl

Da's pech. Zwembadweg.


helpimwastingmytime

Emo - path literally


Gaelhelemar

They’re related to Hoog Geldrop, right?


Tsorovar

No, Hoog Geldrop is Industriepark's horse, the one who had a brief but passionate romance with old Fatty Lumpkin


Tom_Bot-Badil

He's mine. My four-legged friend; though I seldom ride him, and he wanders often far, free upon the hillsides. When your ponies stayed with me, they got to know my Lumpkin; and they smelt him in the night, and quickly ran to meet him. ^(I am a bot, and I love old Tom. If you want me to sing one of Tom's songs, just type **!TomBombadilSong**) ^(If you like Old Tom, the door at [r/GloriousTomBombadil][1] is always open for weary travelers!) [1]: https://www.reddit.com/r/GloriousTomBombadil/


RabidNinja64

"Yeah, we got a dine and dasher running between first and second breakfast street."


chiriklo

A whole neighborhood in my town has LotR/Hobbit themed streets too! Evenstar, Oakenshield, Overhill, Underhill, Brandywine, etc :)


TchaikenNugget

There’s a Mirkwood street not far from where I live. Naturally, it’s a rural area in the woods.


propolizer

I hope there is a light hearted movement to make it Greenwood.


ericcl2013

Rivendell in Oklahoma City?


chiriklo

nope west coast, but there is a rivendell, it's a school :)


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chiriklo

Yes now I feel like I need to remove my comment lol Goddamn reddit jk


Nithuir

Davis?


haneleh

I think I know where I’m moving


[deleted]

You can't. Finding a house here feels a bit like being a Sackville-Baggins going after Bag End


haneleh

Too sad


ArgentumW

Dwalin, Balin, Fili, Kili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur... We seem to be missing one.


point_nemo_

E M O P A D


chaos_king144

You forgot zwembadweg


timdecline

Da's pech, zwembad weg! (That's unfortunate, pool 's gone!)


virora

Ah yes, Zwembadweg Eikenschild


firebeard_81

Aragorn and Arwen don't intersect? Why kind of blasphemy is this?


else_reading

If you're in the US, you can always just move [here](https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5510297,-121.7810415,17.57z) instead. Gonna go live on Bombadil and Goldberry one of these days.


chittydog

Bombadil should be a loop that doesn’t go anywhere and has a sign with the street name every 3 feet.


KptKrondog

No, you're looking for Bombadillio road, this is Bombadilly road.


Tom_Bot-Badil

*Tom's country ends here: he will not pass the borders. Tom has his house to mind, and Goldberry is waiting!* ^(I am a bot, and I love old Tom. If you want me to sing one of Tom's songs, just type **!TomBombadilSong**) ^(If you like Old Tom, the door at [r/GloriousTomBombadil][1] is always open for weary travelers!) [1]: https://www.reddit.com/r/GloriousTomBombadil/


smatpith

There are street names like this in Columbia, Maryland, USA. Centered around Hobbits Glen golf course.


Aviendah_Fan_Club

I can't believe they left Thranduil out. That's ok though. He's patient. He can wait.


Neuromandudeguy

This is so stupid I love it


Azer1287

I enjoy that they made Faramir street longer than Boromir street.


HibernatingHistorian

Don’t forget their brother, Palantir!


UnloadTheBacon

Imagine how emasculated they will both feel when they see the length of Aragon's.


OG_PapaSid

Where tf is Grond Ave? Literally a main character


bot-of-grond

GROND


SnooHobbies8473

Portland, OR should rename Grand Ave. to GROND Ave.


SevanOO7

Brb gonna go do some spray painting 😂


bot-of-grond

GROND


OrangOetan

Grond literally translates to ground in Dutch


bot-of-grond

GROND


DeimosProject

I’m assuming “Industrial Park” was picked because calling it “Mordor” would’ve been off putting and a little too on the nose for the area?


vlepun

No it was already there before the area was developed further. Same for Emopad (great name) and Zwembadweg.


ProximaCentauri7784

I consider myself lucky because a neighbourhood near me is nicknamed the Shire, with roads named after Bombadil, Rivendell, Goldberry, Oakenshield, and many others


Tom_Bot-Badil

*Hey! Come merry dol! derry dol! My darling! Light goes the weather-wind and the feathered starling. Down along under Hill, shining in the sunlight, waiting on the doorstep for the cold starlight, there my pretty lady is, River-woman's daughter, slender as the willow-wand, clearer than the water. Old Tom Bombadil water-lilies bringing comes hopping home again. Can you hear him singing?* ^(I am a bot, and I love old Tom. If you want me to sing one of Tom's songs, just type **!TomBombadilSong**) ^(If you like Old Tom, the door at [r/GloriousTomBombadil][1] is always open for weary travelers!) [1]: https://www.reddit.com/r/GloriousTomBombadil/


An0n1i3m

I love how the lake is called "ijzeren man" which means Iron Man


Stannis2024

When you want Arwen Lane, but get stuck on Eyowen Ave...


MatthewBob666

Ah yes, You are soldiers of Zwembadweg!


Red-Jester

Laan Van Tolkien


Galemianah

Ah, good old Emopad


epandrsn

I had an area near my hometown (Portland, OR) that was all hobbit names


SnooHobbies8473

There are some areas of NE Portland/Rockwood that should have Orc names,IMO.( Snaga, Grishnakh, Azog, etc.)


theGabro

Is emopad a goth hobbit?


PoliticalPhilosRptr

San Jose, CA has a neighborhood based on LOTR; my in laws live there.


Sosssenbinder

Imagine living in boromir street...


pnwloveyoutalltrees

Sounds like a dead end.


KoolLikeMe2020

Oh no...


Moebs000

You wish that our places were switched, that you lived in boromir street and I lived in faramir street


Chiffmonkey

Yes. I wish that.


Significant-Edge1397

Frodo should have been the shortest street


CR1MS4NE

I must live there immediately


Krispyn

Also that little body of water at the bottom translates to 'Iron Man'


AV16mm

Glorfindel seeing Bifur Court; “No, it’s fine, really, I mean, I didnt do that much after the 2nd age i guess. Totally not bothered…Its fine.”


Whos-a-Zygon-Jedi

That is brilliant 😂😍


ido1990

Can't find Thorin...


greenmachine8885

It's down there, parallel with Fili, below Balin and above Durin, but the word Genoenhuis is covering it


cutebleeder

Gandalf is always at the centre of things.


HeleGroteAap

My favoritr character: zwembadweg


KoolLikeMe2020

It would be funny if there would be a Pippin street near Palantir.


An0n1i3m

The dutch translation of Pippin is Pepijn (for some reason) which is a street bottomleft


henk12310

The reason is that Pepijn is a normal Dutch name and so makes more sense to use in a Dutch translation then an English name


Calec

I live in the Netherlands and I didn't know this, wow.


jet8493

There’s a neighborhood right by my college (in the USA) with a bunch of roads named like this. Mostly locations, but there is one named after Gil-galad


GuitarK1ng

R-remember when we kissed in Bombur street? O\_O


CaptainFlixle

I am quite sad that they seem to have left out two of the hobbits.... Where's Merry & Sam? Those are the two best hobbits.


41942319

There is a Sam street, right underneath Gandalf. Also a Sam path and a Sam playground. And the Merry street is in between Galadriel and Eowijn. The scale of the picture is just not sufficient to show all the names. https://maps.app.goo.gl/8VrnBwUQXVRJT2QK6


BSismyname

There’s also a neighborhood in Oklahoma where all the streets are Lotr references Rivendell https://goo.gl/maps/uB6tbirnxpKz5TQY9


HairyNet5854

Imagine living in industriepark when you could have lived in aAragorn street down the road lol


Sauce58

But do they have permission to be using those names?????


Sufficient_Ninja_675

No Sam ? Pshh


ILoveLongDogs

No Teleporno street. I'm devastated.


sendcheese247

I don't see Teleporno street


Primary_Reaction4374

Legolas lane has a good ring to it


mwmontrose

One does not simply walk to Gjizenrooiseweg


StanTheMan1606

I live there. AMA


Duchu26

Insert Borat 'I go to ~~America~~ the Netherlands' meme


desrevermi

There are a couple streets making this kind of reference in my town. As a delivery guy, I took a run to see the neighborhood. I was mildly disappointed, but no regrets. :)


CriticalWindow5

Living here will be a dream come true


kickspecialist

Where’s The Shire ffs