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Budel, The Netherlands

Coordinates: 51°16′21″N 5°34′28″E / 51.27250°N 5.57444°E / 51.27250; 5.57444
Country Netherlands
Province Noord-Brabant
Municipality Cranendonck
Population (2007) 9,000

Budel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Cranendonck, 25 km outside Eindhoven. Kempen Airport is located near Budel.

Budel used to be a separate municipality. It merged with Maarheeze in 1997, and changed its name a year later to Cranendonck.[1]

South of the town the large zinc smelter of Nyrstar (til 2007 Umicore) is located.

Budel is also home to the annual Ledub Volleyball tournament, a tournament that consists of over 250 teams from all over Europe competing on all levels during the weekend after Whitsunday.

Though located in North Brabant near Eindhoven, the spoken dialect is Budels (linguistically a Limburgish dialect), rather than Kempenlands (linguistically an East Brabantian dialect).


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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Coordinates: 51°16′N 5°35′E / 51.267°N 5.583°E / 51.267; 5.583