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Coat of arms of Gemert
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°33′21″N 5°41′12″E / 51.55583°N 5.68667°E / 51.55583; 5.68667
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Municipality Gemert-Bakel
Population (01-01-2009) 15.268

Gemert is a town in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Gemert-Bakel. On January 1, 2009 there were 15.268 inhabitants in Gemert.

Gemert was a separate municipality until 1997, when it merged with Bakel.[1]

The spoken language is Peellands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[2]

Population centres[edit]

The Population centres from Gemert are Handel, De Mortel and Elsendorp. Gemert also have a little chapel village called Esdonk and a Protestant mining village called Vossenberg.

Notable people born in Gemert[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

Castle and Castle Park[edit]

The construction of the castle began in 1391. Till 1794 the castle was used by the German Order. In 1916 the castle was used as a mission monastic. The castle has a Castle Park in English style. In the park there is also the liberation monument from World War II.


Het Boerenbondsmuseum is the only museum in Gemert. In this museum there are some objects and some buildings about the farmerpopulation near Gemert around 1900.

Religious buildings[edit]

Gemert has two churches:

  • De Kerk van Sint-Jans Onthoofding.
  • Sint-Gerardus Majellakerk.

Gemert has also one monastery:

  • Klooster Nazareth.


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°33′N 5°42′E / 51.550°N 5.700°E / 51.550; 5.700