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> Bergeijk

Bergeijk

The community of Bergeijk consists of the village center : Bergeijk-dorp, Loo, Luyksgestel, Riethoven, Walik, Weebosch, and Westerhoven. The community has a surface area of just over 100km² / 60mi² and runs from the southwest of Eindhoven up to the Belgium border. Approximately 18.000 people inhabit the community of Bergeijk. Bergeijk village has an exact distance of 16km/10mi to the city center of Eindhoven. 

 

Travel distances (departure from Bergeijk village)

Destination

Travel time by car

Travel time by public transport

Eindhoven central station / city center

30 minutes

50 minutes

Airport

25 minutes

75 minutes (1 transit at Eindhoven central station)

High-tech campus

18 minutes

 

ASML

20 minutes

 

Philips southwest

20 minutes

 

Philips northwest

25 minutes

 

 

History

The area has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Several archeologists acredit findings about the area’s rich history. Bergeijk was first mentioned in writing in 1137AD. Religion had an important role in the history of the Netherlands, and shaped the community of Bergeijk as well.

 

The community of Bergeijk has several things to do:

  • Visit one of the many churches in the area, some are more than 500 years old.
  • Observe the diverse architecture  in the village Bergeijk. Gerrit Rietveld designed several buildings in the area.
  • You can visit iconic Dutch structures, such as a windmill. 
  • Some of the local small-scale museums, such as the bicycle museum. 
  • Bergeijk provides a beautiful area for outdoor activities, such as strolls, cycling, running and horseriding. 

 

Fun facts of the community: 

  • In 2013AD, Bergeijk was elected to be the greenest village of the Netherlands
  • The village Bergeijk is also called ‘Rietvelddorp’ (village of Rietveld), since Gerrit Rietveld (famous Dutch architecture) designed many buildings in the village
  • Inhabitants of Bergeijk village are also called “hanikken” due to a Belgium bird call sounding like “Bergèk Bergèk”. The locals call the bird a “hanikauw”.
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