Noordlaren is a small village in the municipality of Haren in the Dutch province of Groningen. In 2010 it was said to be 850 years old. In the past Noordlaren was a farming village. Nowadays there are still a few farmers in Noordlaren, but there are also many people from outside the village, that came to live in Noordlaren, because of the beautiful nature and rest. Coordinates: 53°08′N 6°40′E / 53.133°N 6.667°E / 53.133; 6.667
Noordlaren is in the meantime famous in the Netherlands because of the ice rink behind the primary school. Every year, the little village tries to organise the annual national skating marathon on natural ice as first.