|Village and former municipality|
Former town hall of the municipality Aarle-Rixtel
|Population (1 January 2009)||5,650|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Aarle-Rixtel is a village in the Dutch municipality of Laarbeek in North Brabant. It lies about 4 km north of Helmond. Since the municipal reorganization of 1968 the castle Croy is part of Aarle-Rixtel.
Until the municipal reorganization of 1997, Aarle-Rixtel was a separate municipality.
Since many decades, the village has been an important location for textile production. Petit & Fritsen was a bell foundry that was located in Aarle-Rixtel until 2014. In that year, the company was acquired by a competitor who became thereby the last remaining Dutch bell foundry. The monastery Mariengaade is a pilgrimage site.
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