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Church in Blaricum
Church in Blaricum
Flag of Blaricum
Coat of arms of Blaricum
Highlighted position of Blaricum in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°16′N 5°15′E / 52.267°N 5.250°E / 52.267; 5.250Coordinates: 52°16′N 5°15′E / 52.267°N 5.250°E / 52.267; 5.250
ProvinceNorth Holland
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorJoan de Zwart-Bloch (D66)
 • Total15.56 km2 (6.01 sq mi)
 • Land11.11 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
 • Water4.45 km2 (1.72 sq mi)
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
 (January 2021)[4]
 • Total11,954
 • Density1,076/km2 (2,790/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code035

Blaricum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈblaːrikʏm] (listen)) is a municipality and village in the province of North Holland, the Netherlands. It is part of the region of Gooiland and part of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (Metropoolregio Amsterdam). It is known for its many monumental farm buildings, local cafes and restaurants, nature, several annual community events, and extensive up-market residential areas.

According to statistics published by the Dutch land registry office in February 2011, Blaricum is the most expensive location to purchase a house in the Netherlands. The average home in Blaricum costs €800,000 and had risen an average of 12% from the previous year.[5]

Blaricum is a popular residence of many Dutch celebrities, including Rene Froger, Anita Meijer, Paul de Leeuw, Dennis Bergkamp, Gordon, Jerney Kaagman, John de Mol, Anita Witzier and Marco Borsato.


The municipality of Blaricum consists of the following districts:

  • Dorp
  • Bijvanck
  • Blaricummermeent



Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Blaricum, June 2015.

Local government[edit]

The municipal council of Blaricum consists of 13 seats, which are divided as follows:

  • VVD - 3 seats
  • Hart voor Blaricum - 3 seats
  • De Blaricumse Partij - 3 seats
  • D66 - 2 seats
  • CDA - 1 seats
  • Democratisch Alternatief Blaricum - 1 seat


In Blaricum was located the Tolstoyan community De International Broederschap 1900–1903.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Dick Bakker, 2010
  • Mellie Uyldert (1908 in Blaricum – 2009) a female Dutch New Age writer, alternative healer, occultist, and astrologer
  • Max Croiset (1912 in Blaricum – 1993) a Dutch actor [7]
  • Dick Bakker (born 1947 in Blaricum) a Dutch composer, conductor and music producer [8]
  • Merel Bechtold (born 1992 in Blaricum) a guitarist



Montage of Blaricum in the summer


  1. ^ "J.N. de Zwart-Bloch" (in Dutch). Gemeente Blaricum. Archived from the original on 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 1261JB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  5. ^ [1]"Blaricum still has the most expensive houses", (10 February 2010)
  6. ^ Maria W.J.L. Boersen: De Colonie van de Internationale Broederschap te Blaricum (Blaricum: Historische Kring Blaricum, 1987)
  7. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 02 February 2020
  8. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 16 April 2020

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