Berg en Dal (municipality)

Berg en Dal (literally in English: Mountain and Valley) is a municipality in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland. It was formed through a merger of the municipalities of Groesbeek, Millingen aan de Rijn and Ubbergen in 2015. The resulting larger municipality maintained the name of Groesbeek until 2016, when it was renamed to Berg en Dal after the village of Berg en Dal.[5]

Berg en Dal


Coat of arms
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 51°47′N 5°56′E
Established2015 (renamed in 2016)
  BodyMunicipal council
  MayorMark Slinkman (CDA)
  Total93.31 km2 (36.03 sq mi)
  Land86.35 km2 (33.34 sq mi)
  Water6.96 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Elevation34 m (112 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
  Density402/km2 (1,040/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
6560–6564, 6570–6572
Area code024

Berg en Dal has about 34,714 inhabitants and covers an area of about 93 km². The municipality borders in the north on the Waal river and the Bijlands Kanaal, in the east on the German forest of the Reichswald, in the south on the province of Limburg, in the southwest on the forest of the Mookerheide (also Limburg), and in the west on the city of Nijmegen.

Berg en Dal is slightly hilly with altitudes reaching the 75 meters, like the Duivelsberg.

The International Four Days Marches Nijmegen crosses the municipality on the 3rd day (Day of Groesbeek).

Population centres


The municipal council exists of 23 members, which are divided as follows:

  • CDA, 3 seats
  • Groesbeekse Volkspartij (GVP), 3 seats
  • Voor Openheid en een Leefbaar Groesbeek (VOLG), 3 seats
  • Combinatie'90 (C'90), 2 seats
  • Gemeente-, Jeugd- en Sportbelangen (GJS), 2 seats
  • GroenLinks, 2 seats
  • PvdA, 2 seats
  • Sociaal Groesbeek, 2 seats
  • Voor Berg en Dal (VBenD), 2 seats
  • D66 Berg en Dal, 1 seat
  • VVD, 1 seat

CDA, Groesbeekse Volkspartij (GVP), Voor Openheid en een Leefbaar Groesbeek (VOLG), Combinatie'90 (C'90), Gemeente-, Jeugd- en Sportbelangen (GJS), and Voor Berg en Dal (VBenD) have formed a coalition.

The municipal executive consists of mayor Mark Slinkman (CDA) and four aldermen (1 CDA, 1 GVP, 1 C'90, 1 VOLG).

Notable people


  1. "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Berg en Dal. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 6562AH". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. "Naam Berg en Dal toch op kombord Groesbeek". de Gelderlander. 24 October 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. Mainly in German Kranenburg municipality.
  7. Former hamlet.
  8. De facto a neighbourhood of Nijmegen.

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