Hardenberg (pronunciation ) (Dutch Low Saxon: Haddenbarreg or 'n Arnbarg) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel. The municipality of Hardenberg has a population of about 60,000, with about 19,000 living in the city. It received city rights in 1362 from Jan van Arkel, Bishop of Utrecht. The famous Pieterpad passes through Hardenberg.

Hardenberg city centre


Coat of arms
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°34′N 6°37′E
  BodyMunicipal council
  MayorPeter Snijders (VVD)
  Total317.14 km2 (122.45 sq mi)
  Land312.47 km2 (120.65 sq mi)
  Water4.67 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Elevation9 m (30 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
  Density194/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
7690–7704, 7707, 7770–7799
Area code0523



There are many cycling routes throughout Hardenberg. The Great Hardenburg Bicycle Race takes place each August, with the top 3 victors being named the "Wheeler-Kings" of the town and given lifetime passes to the local museum.


The N34 runs through Hardenberg, and is the major road.


Railway stations:


De Boshoek is a sport park off the N34 in the outskirts of Hardenberg, near Ommen.

HHC Hardenberg is the local football club of Hardenberg.

De slag is the indoor-swimming pool of Hardenberg located in the outskirts of Hardenberg (across the hospital).

Towns and villages

In the town

  • Baalder
  • Baalderveld
  • Centrum
  • Hazenbos
  • Heemse
  • Heemserbos
  • Heemsermars
  • Marslanden
  • Norden

In the municipality

  • Balkbrug
  • Balkbrug Benedenvaart
  • Bergentheim
  • Bergentheimerveen
  • Beute
  • Brucht
  • Bruchterveld
  • Colenbranderbos
  • Collendoorn
  • De Belt
  • De Haandrik
  • De Kolonie
  • De Krim
  • Dedemsvaart
  • Den Velde
  • Diffelen
  • Gramsbergen
  • 't Haantje
  • Hardenbergerveld
  • Heemserveen
  • Holtheme
  • Holthone
  • Hoogenweg
  • Kloosterhaar
  • Loozen
  • Lutten
  • Mariënberg
  • Nieuwlande
  • Ommerkanaal
  • Oud-Bergentheim
  • Oud-Lutten
  • Radewijk
  • Reestgebied
  • Rheeze
  • Rheezerveen
  • Rheezerzand
  • Rollepaal
  • Schuinesloot
  • Sibculo
  • Slagharen
  • Sponturfwijk
  • Steekport
  • Venebrugge
  • Westerhuizingerveld

Notable people

  • Albert Hardenberg (c.1510 in Rheeze – 1574) a Reformed theologian and Protestant reformer
  • Henk Dorgelo (1894 in Dedemsvaart – 1961) a Dutch physicist and academic
  • Anna Charlotte Ruys (1898 in Dedemsvaart – 1977) a Dutch professor of bacteriology and epidemiology
  • Mien Ruys (1904 in Dedemsvaart – 1999) a Dutch landscape and garden architect
  • August Aimé Balkema (1906 in Avereest – 1996) a Dutch book trader and publisher active in Amsterdam and South Africa
  • Henk Bodewitz (born 1939 in Gramsbergen) is a Dutch Sanskrit scholar
  • Martin Koster (born 1950 in Dedemsvaart) a Dutch writer in the Drèents variety of Dutch Low Saxon
  • Joke Bouwstra (born 1956 in Hardenberg) a Dutch researcher and professor of drug administration at Leiden University
  • Roel Kuiper (born 1962 in Mariënberg) a Dutch historian, philosopher, ideologue, politician and university professor
  • Roos-Anne (Sanne) Hans (born 1984 in Dedemsvaart) known as lead singer of the band Miss Montreal is a Dutch singer-songwriter and guitar player


  1. "Overzicht collegeleden" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Hardenberg. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 29 March 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 7772BR". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
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