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Skyline of Nunspeet
Skyline of Nunspeet
Flag of Nunspeet
Coat of arms of Nunspeet
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Nunspeet in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 52°23′N 5°47′E / 52.383°N 5.783°E / 52.383; 5.783Coordinates: 52°23′N 5°47′E / 52.383°N 5.783°E / 52.383; 5.783
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorBreunis van de Weerd (SGP)
 • Total129.53 km2 (50.01 sq mi)
 • Land128.79 km2 (49.73 sq mi)
 • Water0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation8 m (26 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total27,019
 • Density210/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code0341, 0577
Dutch Topographic map of Nunspeet, June 2015

Nunspeet (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality and town in the central Netherlands. It has been an agricultural site since prehistoric times. The municipality contains a number of villages, namely Hulshorst, Elspeet, and Vierhouten. Nunspeet has a vivid historical foundation, called Nuwenspete.[5] In 1973 Nunspeet became a separate municipality after having been part of Ermelo before.


Nunspeet is a popular tourist area because it is surrounded by woods, holiday resorts, and has a town center which is located around the main market square.

Nunspeet is situated on the shore of the Veluwemeer (Veluwe lake) which makes it popular for water leisure. There is also a small lake called "de Zandenplas" which is a popular recreational area in wooded sandy terrain.

Other tourist attractions include the weekly market and the town festival, De nacht van Nunspeet (Nunspeet Night) and the Eibertjesmarkt (Eibertjes market), as well as an annual sporting event called "de Keiler".

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Notable people[edit]

Henry Van Asselt, ca.1902
  • Henry Van Asselt (1817 in Elspeet - 1902) a Dutch immigrant to the US, in the area that is now Seattle, Washington
  • Tijs Tinbergen (born 1947 in Hulshorst) a Dutch filmmaker [6]
  • Frank Berghuis (born 1967 in Nunspeet) a Dutch former footballer
  • Leon Bolier (born 1980 in Nunspeet), also known by his mononym Bolier, is a Dutch classically trained trance composer, DJ and record producer
  • Denza (born 1993 in Nunspeet) is the stage name of the Dutch music producer Dimitri van Bronswijk.


  1. ^ "Samenstelling" [Members] (in Dutch). Gemeente Nunspeet. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 8071GJ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
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  6. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 31 August 2019

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