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Former brewery in Hilvarenbeek
Former brewery in Hilvarenbeek
Flag of Hilvarenbeek
Coat of arms of Hilvarenbeek
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Hilvarenbeek in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°29′N 5°8′E / 51.483°N 5.133°E / 51.483; 5.133Coordinates: 51°29′N 5°8′E / 51.483°N 5.133°E / 51.483; 5.133
ProvinceNorth Brabant
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorHarrie Nuijten (acting) (PvdA)
 • Total96.49 km2 (37.25 sq mi)
 • Land94.93 km2 (36.65 sq mi)
 • Water1.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Elevation18 m (59 ft)
 (January 2019)[3]
 • Total15,334
 • Density162/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code013

Hilvarenbeek (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the south of the Netherlands, along the border with Belgium.

The biggest tourist attraction is called Beekse Bergen, consisting of a safari park, amusement park/playground, holiday bungalow park, and camping parks.

Population centres[edit]

The municipality of Hilvarenbeek also includes the following villages with their own churches:

In addition, the following parts were historically separate, but are nowadays more like neighbourhoods: Beerten, Driehuizen, Dun, Gorp, Groenstraat, Groot Loo, Grote Voort, Hoog Spul, Hoogeind, Klein Loo, Kleine Voort, Laag Spul, Rovert, Slibbroek and Westerwijk.



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

Notable people[edit]

J G Becanus
  • Annie Abrahams (born 1954 in Hilvarenbeek) a Dutch performance artist in video installations and the internet
  • Henk Baars (born 1960 in Diessen) a former professional Dutch cyclo-cross cyclist
  • Ronald van Raak (born 1969 in Hilvarenbeek) a Dutch politician, non-fiction writer and former academic


  1. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 5081CA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2 (1913), Martin Becan retrieved 05 October 2019
  5. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 08 February 2020

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