Groeneveld Castle in Baarn
Location in Utrecht
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Mark Röell (VVD)|
|• Total||33.01 km2 (12.75 sq mi)|
|• Land||32.53 km2 (12.56 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.48 km2 (0.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Population (August 2017)|
|• Density||758/km2 (1,960/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The municipality Baarn
The town Baarn
In 2001, the town of Baarn had a population of 22,871. The urban area of the town was 4.66 km2 (1.80 sq mi), and consisted of 10,076 residences.
The royal family owns several houses around Baarn. The Soestdijk Palace in Baarn was the home of Queen Emma, Queen Juliana and Juliana's husband prince Bernard. Crown prince Willem Alexander and his brothers attended school (Nieuwe Baarnse School and Het Baarnsch Lyceum) in Baarn when Queen Beatrix (then princess) and her family lived at Castle Drakesteijn in the village of Lage Vuursche, before they moved to The Hague in 1980. A piece of forest, the Baarnse Bos, is adjacent to the palace and historically belonged to it.
Baarn's shopping facilities are mainly located in the Laanstraat. Other visitor destinations include 'het Cantonspark' (a botanical garden) and Groeneveld Castle. In the north and east there are polders, and the river Eem. Recreation resources include the woodlands south-west of Baarn, connecting Baarn to Soestdijk, and called 'Het Baarnsche Bos'.
To the south lay the connecting road towards the city of Amersfoort, called 'Breemeentje'. This, approx. 10 km long straight of polder road, connects the town of Baarn to various roads in Soest and the industrial area of Amersfoort.
Due to good communications to Amsterdam, the town is home to a number of boutique international firms such as SEI Investments Company, Bain & Co and Cerberus Capital Management. Unilever's Conimex and software company Seyoda Games are located in Baarn.
Baarn has a railway station - Baarn railway station, with trains going every half-hour to Utrecht (Utrecht Centraal, 35 minutes), Amersfoort (Amersfoort, 10 minutes) and Amsterdam (Amsterdam Centraal, about 40 minutes).
The A1 motorway runs just north of Baarn.
- Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen of the Netherlands from 1980 to 2013, was born in Baarn on 31 January 1938
- Maryse Abendanon, field hockey player, lives in Baarn
- Fanny Blankers-Koen was born in Baarn (Lage Vuursche) on 26 April 1918
- M. C. Escher lived and worked in Baarn from 1941 to 1970
- André Hoekstra, retired professional football player, was born in Baarn on 5 April 1964
- Michiel Horn was born in Baarn on 3 September 1939
- Hank Liotart, former football player, was born in Baarn on 15 November 1943
- Martin Majoor was born in Baarn on 14 October 1964
- Marlayne, singer and television presenter, was born in Baarn on 1 July 1971
- Hilmi Mihçi, football player, was born in Baarn on 8 July 1976
- Dustley Mulder, professional football player, was born in Baarn on 27 January 1985
- Ilse van der Meijden, water polo player, was born in Baarn on 10 October 1988
- Martin van Rhee, international artistic billiards player, was born on 2 July 1976
- Yorick van Wageningen, actor, was born in Baarn on 16 April 1964
- Diederik van Weel, field hockey player, was born in Baarn on 28 September 1973
- Floris Deckers, banker, lives in Baarn
- Joop van den Ende, media tycoon, lives in Baarn
- Henk Elsink, stand up comedian, lives in Baarn
- Edith Schippers, Former Minister of Healthcare (2010-2017), lives in Baarn
- Rick van Laanen, Content producer for the Yogscast
- "Samenstelling college van B&W" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Baarn. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 3743EN". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-19. Retrieved 2007-01-24.. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
- Fred Kelpin. "My Gilwell Training" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2008-12-03.