Breukelen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbrøːkələn] ( listen)) is a town and former municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. It is situated to the north west of Utrecht, along the river Vecht and close to the lakes of the Loosdrechtse Plassen, an area of natural and touristic interest. It is in an area called the "Vechtstreek". During the 17th century many wealthy Amsterdam merchant families built their mansions along the river near Breukelen.
On January 1, 2011 Breukelen merged with Loenen and Maarssen to form Stichtse Vecht.
There is a large Van der Valk (Hotel Breukelen) hotel, the façade of which is in the Chinese style. Universiteit Nyenrode is located in Breukelen.
The borough of Brooklyn in New York City is named after Breukelen (see History of Brooklyn).
Breukelen, castle/university Nijenrode
Breukelen, drawbridge across the Vecht
Bus services 120, 130, 143 and 526
Population centres 
The former municipality of Breukelen consisted of the following villages: Breukelen, Kockengen, and Nieuwer Ter Aa.
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