Ravenstein, Netherlands

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Lordship of Ravenstein

Heerlijkheid Ravenstein (nl)
Freiherrschaft Ravenstein (de)
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Castle and town founded
• Established
• Gained city rights
• Annexed by Cleves
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Brabant Duchy of Brabant
Duchy of Cleves Image missing
Ravenstein, windmill: windmolen de Nijverheid

Ravenstein (population: 8,466) is a city and a former municipality in the south of the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. The former municipality covered an area of 42.68 km² (of which 0.96 km² water). In 2003 it was incorporated into the city of Oss.

Ravenstein also included the following towns, villages and townships: Demen, Dennenburg, Deursen, Dieden, Herpen, Huisseling, Keent, Koolwijk, Neerlangel, Neerloon, Overlangel. There is also a primary school called 'Ravenstein', in Flushing (Dutch: Vlissingen).

Ravenstein received city rights in 1380.

Dieden, Demen en Langel was a separate municipality until 1923, when it was merged with Ravenstein.[1]


Ravenstein lies directly to the A50, the highway from Eindhoven to Nijmegen. Close is Paalgraven junction, where the A59 divericates to 's-Hertogenbosch (25 km) and the A2 (20 km), the main road from north to south in the Netherlands.

History of the Lordship of Ravenstein[edit]

In 1397, Duke Adolph I of Cleves became Lord of Ravenstein.

See also

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

Coordinates: 51°47′49.28″N 5°39′5.68″E / 51.7970222°N 5.6515778°E / 51.7970222; 5.6515778