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Coordinates: 51°19′58″N 5°23′53″E / 51.33278°N 5.39806°E / 51.33278; 5.39806
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Municipality Bergeijk
Population 2,003

Westerhoven is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Bergeijk, about 15 km southwest of Eindhoven.


Westerhoven lies in a valley between the rivers 'Keersop' and 'Beekloop' which both flow just outside the centre of the village through a nice piece of nature. Already in prehistoric times there appears to be a settling of nomad tribes in this attractive area. The hill connecting the neighbor village Riethoven dates from Roman times. There has been found Frankish ceramics when they[who?] removed an old oak shore.[1][2] Westerhoven used to be part of the ‘heerlijkheid’ Bergeyk but became independent in 1810. Westerhoven was a separate municipality until 1997, when it became part of Bergeijk by municipality reclassification.[3]

The spoken language is Kempenlands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[4]


  1. ^ "Inventariserend veldonderzoek. Plangebied Westerhoven Daalakkers, gemeente Bergeijk." (PDF). Projectbureau Amsterdams Archeologisch Centrum. 2005-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Inventariserend veldonderzoek plangebied Westerhoven Leemskuilen, Gemeente Bergeijk." (PDF). Facultiteit der Geesteswetenschappen Amsterdams Archeologisch Centrum. 2005-07-28. 
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  4. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

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Coordinates: 51°20′N 5°24′E / 51.333°N 5.400°E / 51.333; 5.400