Barneveld (town)

Barneveld is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland and also the administrative center of the eponymous municipality.

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Church in Barneveld

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Location in the Netherlands
Barneveld
Barneveld (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°8′N 5°35′E
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2017)[1]
  Total57,134
Demonym(s)Barnevelder
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
3770, 3771, 3772, 3773
Websitewww.barneveld.nl

Transport

Barneveld is served by Connexxion at three train stations. Barneveld Centrum is in the centre of Barneveld and the Barneveld Noord railway station in the village of Harselaar, where there is a Park & Ride facility and Barneveld Zuid railway station in the newly constructed area known as Veller

Barneveld is also connected by the A1 and A30 motorways, as well as provincial roads N301, N344, N800, N802, and N805.

Economy

Due to the central geographic location of the city and its close proximity to major transport routes Barneveld has become a foundry for innovative industry. Moba,[2] the world's largest manufacturer of egg grading and packing machines. Baan was a longtime leader in the ERP market before it almost collapsed due to "creative" revenue manipulation. Bettink Service en Onderhoud,[3] which is the biggest brand independent wind turbine service company in the Netherlands. Eltomation,[4] which has been involved in the development and worldwide supply of over 160 complete plants and projects for the production of Cement Bonded Boards. EeStairs,[5] that created a DNA-inspired staircase and designed a space-saving stair solution that fits into a tiny 3-foot-by-3-foot space. Paperfoam,[6] a company that is specialised in environmental friendly packaging with a very low carbon footprint. Other locally well known companies are Vink,[7] De Heus,[8] founded in Barneveld, current HQ in Ede, Netherlands and the Royal BDU Publishing.[9]

Education

There are 3 secondary schools in Barneveld:

  • Johannes Fontanus College[10]
  • De Meerwaarde[11]
  • Van Lodenstein College[12]

Notable residents

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References

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