Former brewery now museum in Hilvarenbeek
Location in North Brabant
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Harrie Nuijten (acting) (PvdA)|
|• Total||96.51 km2 (37.26 sq mi)|
|• Land||94.85 km2 (36.62 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.66 km2 (0.64 sq mi)|
|Elevation||18 m (59 ft)|
|• Density||162/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Hilvarenbeek (Dutch pronunciation: [ɦɪlˌvaːrə(n)ˈbeːk] ( listen )) is a municipality and a town in the south of the Netherlands, along the border with Belgium.
The biggest tourist attraction is called Beekse Bergen, consisting of a safari park, amusement park/playground, holiday bungalow park, and camping parks. On 16 June 2021, Beekse Bergen was destroyed by a fire caused by a gas leak, destroying the main building.
In the centre of the town the Sint-Petrus'-Banden is a Gothic church from the 14th and 15th centuries. The tower is a highlight of the Kempen Gothic.
The municipality of Hilvarenbeek also includes the following villages with their own churches:
In addition, the following parts were historically separate, but are nowadays more like neighbourhoods:
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Hilvarenbeek, June 2015.
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