Noordlaren

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Noordlaren
St Bartholomew Church
St Bartholomew Church
Noordlaren is located in Groningen (province)
Noordlaren
Noordlaren
Location of the village in the province of Groningen
Coordinates: 53°7′15″N 6°40′1″E / 53.12083°N 6.66694°E / 53.12083; 6.66694
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
MunicipalityHaren
Population
(2017)
 • Total400
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9479
Dialing code050
Websitewww.noordlaren.eu

Noordlaren is a small village in the municipality of Haren in the Dutch province of Groningen. It had a population of around 400 in January 2017.[1]

In 2010 it was said to be 850 years old. In the past Noordlaren was a farming village. Nowadays there are still a few farmers in Noordlaren, but there are also many people from outside the village, that came to live in Noordlaren, because of the beautiful nature and rest. Coordinates: 53°08′N 6°40′E / 53.133°N 6.667°E / 53.133; 6.667

Notable locations in the village include the wind mill which still operates to produce flour, the 800-year-old church, the gastro-pub at the centre of the village, and the home at 17 Kerkstraat.

Speedskating village[edit]

Noordlaren is famous in the Netherlands because of the ice rink behind the primary school. Every year, the little village tries to organise the annual national skating marathon with the goal of being the first place in the country to hold a skating marathon on natural ice that year.[2]

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