Ens, Netherlands

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Protestant Church
Protestant Church
Ens is located in Flevoland
Ens is located in Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°38′13″N 5°49′32″E / 52.63694°N 5.82556°E / 52.63694; 5.82556Coordinates: 52°38′13″N 5°49′32″E / 52.63694°N 5.82556°E / 52.63694; 5.82556
 • Total42.76 km2 (16.51 sq mi)
Elevation−1.9 m (−6.2 ft)
 • Total3,110
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0527

Ens is a village in the Dutch province of Flevoland. It is a part of the municipality of Noordoostpolder, and lies about 10 km southeast of Emmeloord.

In 2019, Ens had 3,065 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.57 km², and contained 846 residences.[3]


The village was first mentioned in 1950 as Ense. It is named after a flooded village on the island of Schokland. The name probably means "duck lake".[4]

On 10 November 1941, the first barracks were placed in Ens for the poldering of the Noordoostpolder. Ens was founded in 1948 as one of the new settlements. The plan of the village by Theo Verlaan [nl] was approved in 1949. The central core is a green axis with the church on the east side, a pub-restaurant on the west side and shops on the northern and southern side.[5]

In 1948, wooden houses were bought in Austria as temporary housing, however they are still in use.[5] The same, a little wooden Catholic chapel was built, and is still standing beside the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. The church is nowadays in use as a library and neighbourhood centre.[6]

There is a white watchtower near the N50 road. It was built between 1956 and 1957 for recreational purposes.[6]

Public transportation[edit]

There is no railway station in Ens, but the nearest station is Kampen. There is a regular bus service 141 (Zwolle - Kampen - Ens - Emmeloord - Urk).



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 8307AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 "CBS - Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 - Geografische data". Archived from the original on 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2007-01-24.. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
  4. ^ "Ens - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b Ronald Stenvert & Chris Kolman (2006). Ens (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90-400-9179-X. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Ens". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 April 2022.