Beers, North Brabant

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For the village in Friesland, see Beers, Friesland.
Coat of arms of Beers
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°43′28″N 5°49′49″E / 51.72444°N 5.83028°E / 51.72444; 5.83028
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Municipality Cuijk
Population (2013) 1,721
The former municipal hall of Beers.

Beers (Brabants: Bèèrs) is a village in the Dutch municipality of Cuijk. It is located about 4 km west of Cuijk. Beers has a population of about 1721: 1305 in the village itself, and 416 in the surrounding countryside, including the hamlets De Plaats and Dommelsvoort.[1]

Until 1994, Beers was a separate municipality.[2]


The name Beers might come from bere or baren, which can mean mud or stuff in Dutch.


Beers, church and statue of child dressed up as elderly woman

Beers is first noted in a document that was written between 1050 and 1200. In it beers was named Berse. The family Van Beerse was a vassal from the Lord of Cuijk, making Beers belong to the municipality of Cuijk. This vassal however, did own a small castle surrounded by a moat, named De Broekhof.

Around 1814, at the end of the French age and at the beginning of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Beers became a separate municipality. In 1942, Great-Linden and Gassel joined Beers. In 1994 the municipality of Beers was repealed. Gassel joined the municipality of Grave, North Brabant, while Beers and Great-Linden (today Linden, North Brabant) joined Cuijk. This remained to the present day.


  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands, 2007. Figures are for the year 2006. Statistics are available in Google Earth format. Statistical areas "Beers" and "Verspreide huizen Beers".
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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Coordinates: 51°43′33″N 5°49′40″E / 51.72583°N 5.82778°E / 51.72583; 5.82778