Hilvarenbeek

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Hilvarenbeek
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Former brewery now museum in Hilvarenbeek
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Flag
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Coat of arms
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Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°29′N5°8′E / 51.483°N 5.133°E / 51.483; 5.133 Coordinates: 51°29′N5°8′E / 51.483°N 5.133°E / 51.483; 5.133
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government
  Body Municipal council
   Mayor Harrie Nuijten (acting) (PvdA)
Area
[1]
  Total96.51 km2 (37.26 sq mi)
  Land94.85 km2 (36.62 sq mi)
  Water1.66 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Elevation
[2]
18 m (59 ft)
Population
 (January 2019) [3]
  Total15,334
  Density162/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5080–5089
Area code 013
Website www.hilvarenbeek.nl

Hilvarenbeek (Dutch pronunciation: [ɦɪlˌvaːrə(n)ˈbeːk] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a municipality and a town in the south of the Netherlands, along the border with Belgium.

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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. [4]

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.

Population centres

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:

Topography

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Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Hilvarenbeek, June 2015.

Notable people

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J G Becanus

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  5. Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2 (1913), Martin Becan retrieved 05 October 2019
  6. IMDb Database retrieved 08 February 2020