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Coordinates: 51°56′36″N 6°27′34″E / 51.94333°N 6.45944°E / 51.94333; 6.45944
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Oude IJsselstreek
Population 6,000
(Former) town hall, Varsseveld
Church: de Grote of Laurentiuskerk

Varsseveld is a town in the Netherlands, located in the Dutch municipality of Oude IJsselstreek.

Varsseveld was a separate municipality between 1812 and 1818, when it was merged with Wisch.[1]


Varsseveld hosted the 2009 Dutch Sidecarcross Grand Prix, on 7 June.

Varsseveld hosted a Strongman contest, the Strongman Champions League Holland Grand Prix on June 1, 2008. The winner of the contest was Zydrunas Savickas from Lithuania.

Football coach Guus Hiddink and cyclist Robert Gesink were born and raised in Varsseveld.


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

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Coordinates: 51°57′N 6°28′E / 51.950°N 6.467°E / 51.950; 6.467


Annual events include:

  • Nationale motorcross (May)
  • Eeuwig Erbarmen Festival/’n drom (first Saturday in July)
  • men-wedstrijden (July)
  • Varssevelds Volksfeest (third weekend in August)
  • Koetsentocht en Monicadag (July)
  • Hootchie Koe festival (May)
  • Goa dag