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Noordlaren in 2005
Noordlaren in 2005
Noordlaren is located in Groningen (province)
Location of Noordlaren in the province of Groningen
Coordinates: 53°7′15″N 6°40′1″E / 53.12083°N 6.66694°E / 53.12083; 6.66694
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Municipality Haren

Noordlaren is a small village in the municipality of Haren in the Dutch province of Groningen. 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 still operational flour producing wind mill, the 800-year-old church, the gastro-pub at the centre of the village, and the home at 17 Kerkstraat.

Noordlaren is in the meantime 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.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Noordlaren at Wikimedia Commons