|— Municipality —|
|• Total||33.03 km2 (12.75 sq mi)|
|• Land||32.56 km2 (12.57 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.47 km2 (0.18 sq mi)|
|Population (30 June 2008)|
|• Density||748/km2 (1,940/sq mi)|
|Source: CBS, Statline.|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The municipality Baarn Edit
The town Baarn Edit
In 2001, the town of Baarn counted 22871 inhabitants. The urban area of the town was 4.66 square kilometres (1.80 sq mi), and contained 10076 residences.
The royal family owns several houses around Baarn. The Soestdijk Palace in Baarn was the home of Queen Emma, Queen Juliana and Juliana's husband prince Bernard. Crown prince Willem Alexander and his brothers attended school (Nieuwe Baarnse School and Baarnsch Lyceum) in Baarn when Queen Beatrix (then princess) and her family lived at Castle Drakesteijn in the village of Lage Vuursche, before they moved to The Hague in 1980.
Baarn's shopping facilities are mainly located in the Laanstraat. Other visitor destinations include 'het Cantonspark' (a botanical garden) and Kasteel Groeneveld. In the north and east there are polders, and the river Eem. Recreation resources include the woodlands south-west of Baarn, connecting Baarn to Soestdijk, and called 'Het Baarnsche Bos'.
To the south lay the connecting road towards the city of Amersfoort, called 'Breemeentje'. This, approx. 10 km long straight of polder road, connects the town of Baarn to various roads in Soest and the industrial area of Amersfoort.
Due to good communications to Amsterdam, the town is home to a number of boutique international firms such as Bain & Co and Cerberus Capital Management. Unilever's Conimex and software company Seyoda Games are located in Baarn.
Baarn has a railway station - Baarn railway station, with trains going every half hour to Utrecht (Utrecht Centraal) (35 minutes), Amersfoort (Amersfoort) (10 minutes) and Amsterdam (Amsterdam Centraal)(about 40 minutes).
The A1 motorway runs just north of Baarn.
Notable people from Baarn Edit
- Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen of the Netherlands from 1980 to 2013, was born in Baarn on 31 January 1938
- Maryse Abendanon, field hockey player, currently lives in Baarn
- Fanny Blankers-Koen was born in Baarn (Lage Vuursche) on 26 April 1918
- M. C. Escher lived and worked in Baarn from 1941 to 1970
- André Hoekstra, retired professional football player, was born in Baarn on 5 April 1964
- Michiel Horn was born in Baarn on 3 September 1939
- Hank Liotart, former football player, was born in Baarn on 15 November 1943
- Martin Majoor was born in Baarn on 14 October 1964
- Marlayne, singer and television presenter, was born in Baarn on 1 July 1971
- Hilmi Mihçi, football player, was born in Baarn on 8 July 1976
- Dustley Mulder, professional football player, was born in Baarn on 27 January 1985
- Ilse van der Meijden, water polo player, was born in Baarn on 10 October 1988
- Martin van Rhee, international artistic billiards player, was born on 2 July 1976
- Yorick van Wageningen, actor, was born in Baarn on 16 April 1964
- Diederik van Weel, field hockey player, was born in Baarn on 28 September 1973
- Floris Deckers, banker, currently lives in Baarn
- Joop van den Ende, media tycoon, currently lives in Baarn
Twin city Edit
- ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 . Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
- ^ Fred Kelpin. "My Gilwell Training" (PDF). http://www.kelpin.nl/fred/artikelen/gilwellcursus.pdf. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
- Other statistics are taken from the SDU Staatscourant
|Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Baarn.|
- A map of Baarn
- Welcome to Baarn
- Baarn in old picture postcards
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Baarn". Map of the former municipality in 1868.
- Royal Baarn :Information for tourists in English Language: introduction to the village Baarn
- Welkom in Baarn brengt real time een compleet Baarn Nieuws overzicht
|De Bilt||Zeist, Soest||Amersfoort|
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