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Coordinates: 51°16′21″N 5°34′28″E / 51.27250°N 5.57444°E / 51.27250; 5.57444
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Municipality Cranendonck
Population (2017) 9,409

Budel is a village in the Dutch province of Noord Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Cranendonck, 25 km outside Eindhoven. Kempen Airport is located near Budel.

Budel used to be a separate municipality. It merged with Maarheeze in 1997, and changed its name a year later to Cranendonck.[1] It is home to the Budelse Brouwerij, one of the country's largest microbreweries.[2]

South of the town the large zinc smelter of Nyrstar (named Umicore before 2007) is located.

Though located in North Brabant near Eindhoven, the spoken dialect is Budels (linguistically a Limburgish dialect), rather than Kempenlands (linguistically an East Brabantian dialect).


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ McFarland, Ben (2009). World's Best Beers: One Thousand Craft Brews from Cask to Glass. Sterling. p. 170. ISBN 9781402766947. 

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Coordinates: 51°16′N 5°35′E / 51.267°N 5.583°E / 51.267; 5.583