Breukelen

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This article is about the municipality in the Netherlands. For the historic settlement in New Netherland, see History of Brooklyn.
For other uses, see Breukelen (disambiguation).
Breukelen
Town and former municipality
Bridge across the Vecht
Bridge across the Vecht
Flag of Breukelen
Flag
Coat of arms of Breukelen
Coat of arms
Location of Breukelen
Coordinates: 52°10.3′N 5°0.1′E / 52.1717°N 5.0017°E / 52.1717; 5.0017Coordinates: 52°10.3′N 5°0.1′E / 52.1717°N 5.0017°E / 52.1717; 5.0017
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
Municipality Stichtse Vecht
Area(2006)
 • Total 48.65 km2 (18.78 sq mi)
 • Land 44.48 km2 (17.17 sq mi)
 • Water 4.17 km2 (1.61 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 14,635
 • Density 329/km2 (850/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.breukelen.nl

Breukelen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbrøːkələn] ( )) 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).

Transportation[edit]

Bus services 120, 130, 143 and 526

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The former municipality of Breukelen consisted of the following villages: Breukelen, Kockengen, and Nieuwer Ter Aa.

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