Topographic map of Baarn, July 2013
Paaskerk (Easter Church) in Baarn
Baarn [baːrn] ( is a municipality and a town in the ) Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.
The municipality Baarn [ edit ]
The municipality of Baarn consists of the following towns: Baarn,
Eembrugge, Lage Vuursche.
The town Baarn [ edit ]
The town of Baarn (darkgreen) in the municipality of Baarn.
Baarn, the main town of the municipality, received
city rights in 1391. The town lies about 8 km east of Hilversum.
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 ( and Nieuwe Baarnse School ) in Baarn when Het Baarnsch Lyceum 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'.
Scout Centre Buitenzorg ( Scouting Nederland) is located in Baarn. [2 ]
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.
Transportation [ edit ]
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).
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 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 . Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
^ Fred Kelpin. "My Gilwell Training" (PDF) . Retrieved 2008-12-03.
External links [ edit ]