Lunteren

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Lunteren
Village
Coat of arms of Lunteren
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 52°5′14″N 5°37′19″E / 52.08722°N 5.62194°E / 52.08722; 5.62194
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Ede
Population (2008) 12.660
Windmill: windkorenmolen de Hoop
The old church in Lunteren and the direct environment


Lunteren is a town in Gelderland, the Netherlands. It has a railway station on the line between Amersfoort and Ede.

It is known also because of three Conference Centres in the vicinity, like Het Bosgoed, which hosts especially academic conferences and De Werelt Congress Hotel.

It is also known because the Geographical Center of the Netherlands is located northeast of the village, and because between 1936 and 1940 the National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands ("NSB") held their annual Hagespraken (propagandistic open-air meetings) there. In 1938, the NSB built what is known as the Muur van Mussert there, which was planned as the first step in a large conglomeration of buildings and monuments for the party.[1]

Lunteren was a separate municipality until 1818, when it was merged with Ede.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cultuur: De muur van Mussert" (in Dutch). EenVandaag. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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Coordinates: 52°05′N 5°37′E / 52.083°N 5.617°E / 52.083; 5.617