Stiphout in the municipality of Helmond
(1 January 2010)
Stiphout is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Helmond, about 2km west of the centre of that city. The village is mentioned for the first time in 1155 as 'Villa Stilpot', and in 2005 the village celebrated its 850th anniversary. It is famous for its Bavaria Profronde, an annual festival that attracts 50.000 visitors.
Stiphout was a separate municipality until 1968, when it became part of Helmond. Before that, Stiphout would have been considered a poor village. Now, thanks to its location (between Helmond and Eindhoven), it is populated largely by affluent people seeking a suburban lifestyle.
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- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Stiphout". Map of the former municipality, around 1868.
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