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Barneveld
—  Municipality  —
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Coat of arms of Barneveld
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Coordinates: 52°8′N 5°35′E / 52.133°N 5.583°E / 52.133; 5.583
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Area (2006)
 - Total 176.74 km2 (68.2 sq mi)
 - Land 176.02 km2 (68 sq mi)
 - Water 0.72 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Population (1 January, 2007)
 - Total 50,994
 - Density 290/km2 (751.1/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Barneveld (About this sound pronunciation ) is a town and a municipality in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. The population of the municipality was 50,028 in 2005, the town having a population of 28,147[1].

Barneveld has become famous in the Netherlands for poultry farming and egg production and has a breed of chicken, the Barnevelder, named after it. There is a statue of a large golden egg on the A1 between Barneveld and Terschuur.[2]

Barnevelder double-laced hens (large fowl)

The Barnevelder is a medium heavy breed of chicken that is a cross of 19th century Dutch landrace chickens with Asian breeds imported to Europe in the mid-late 19th century such as the Brahma, Cochin, Croad Langshan and Malay.

Barneveld has 2 train stations - Barneveld Centrum railway station and Barneveld Noord railway station.

A notable event in the history of Barneveld is the story of Jan van Schaffelaar, a cavalry commander in the Hook and Cod wars who jumped off the church tower in 1482 in order to save the lives of his men.

Due to the central geographic location of the City and its close proximity to major transport routes Barenveld has become a foundry for innovative industry, such as Baan BVand Paperfoam BV. Barneveld is known worldwide as the cradle of the Baan Company, founded there in 1978 by Jan Baan. Baan was a longtime leader in the ERP market.

Contents

Population centres

Barneveld, De Glind, Garderen, Kootwijk, Kootwijkerbroek, Stroe, Terschuur, Voorthuizen and Zwartebroek.

Education

There are 2 secondary schools in Barneveld: Johannes Fontanus College, De Mongolesgol.

Notable people born in Barneveld

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References

External links

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Barneveld is a town in Gelderland, located in a region of woods and heath, southeast of Amersfoort.

Barneveld has become famous in the Netherlands for poultry farming and egg production and has a breed of chicken, the Barnevelder, named after it.

A notable event in the history of Barneveld is the story of Jan van Schaffelaar, a cavalry commander in the Hook and Cod wars who jumped off the church tower in 1482 in order to save the lives of his men.

Get in

By train

Barneveld can be reached by train in two directions: from Amersfoort Central Station and from Ede-Wageningen. Intercity trains do not stop at Barneveld. The main station is about 5 minutes walk from the village center.

By car

Barneveld is not signposted until you are near it: from most directions you will need to first follow the signs for Zwolle or Amersfoort. It is easy to park a car in Barneveld.

By bus

Busses also run from Amersfoort Central Station, however since you are already at the train station, a train would be much more effective.

  • Huize de Schaffelaar, Jan van Schaffelaars castle. It now has the function of a cafe/restaurant.
  • The Tower of the Old - or Sint Odulphus church, dating from the 13th century.
  • Veluws Museum Nairac, a permanent exhibition about the history and archeology of the Veluwe is shown in this 100 year old museum.
  • Pluimvee Museum[1], the worlds only poultry museum. Here visitors can see "historic" incubators, incubator lamps and egg-sorting machines and get a general impression of Dutch poultry farming from the cocks and hens of many breeds which range freely around.
  • Haantje Pik in one of the bakeries is a Barneveld delicacy. Bread with honey.
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