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> Bladel

Bladel

The community of Bladel exists out of the village centers: Bladel, Casteren, Hapert, Dalem, Hoogeloon and Netersel. The community of Bladel has a surface area of just over 75km² / 46mi² and hosts just over 20.000 inhabitants. The direct distance to the city center of Eindhoven is 20km/12mi. 

 

Travel distance (departure from Bladel village):

Destination

Travel time by car

Travel time by public transport

Eindhoven central station / city center

26 minutes

50 minutes

Airport

22 minutes

 

High-tech campus

20 minutes

 

ASML southwest

18 minutes

 

ASML (north)west

22 minutes

 

Philips southwest

20 minutes

 

Philips northwest

22 minutes

 

 

History

The area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The main village is the like-named Bladel. The oldest written source referring to Bladel is an act written in 922AD. The area has mainly been used for agriculture, however, during the industrial revolution industry became more booming. Especially the cigar industry was important for the region. In 1997AD, the current community was formed by a fusion of the former municipalities Bladel en Netersel, Hoogeloon, and Hapert en Casteren.

 

The area has several things to do:

  • In Bladel, the “Markt” (market) is the central place of the village. Here, the town hall can be visited. 
  • In Bladel, some old monuments and buildings can be visited. 
  • The area also has multiple churches that can be visited. One has structures build in the 15th century. 
  • In the surroundings of the area, lots of nature can be found for sports or relaxation.

 

Fun facts: 

  • During “Carnaval”, the village of Bladel is called “Muggeziftersrijk”
  • The village of Hapert is called Pintewippersrijk during “Carnaval”
  • For most of the villages, the inhabitants have nicknames. For example, people from Bladel village are called “Blaalse Wendbuil”, while inhabitants of Hapert are called “Goapert”. Often these nicknames have negative connotations.
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