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> Geldrop-Mierlo

Geldrop-Mierlo

The community of Geldrop-Mierlo exists out of the villages Geldrop, Mierlo and Hoog Geldrop, and out of the hamlets Genoenhuis, Hulst, Hout, Gijzenrooi, Braakhuizen, Luchen, ’t Broek, Trimpert and De Gulbergen. These places are spread over a surface area of just over 31km² / 19mi². The community has just over 38.000 inhabitants. Geldrop hosts just over 28.000 inhabitants while Mierlo hosts just under 10.000 inhabitants. The direct distance to Eindhoven city center is 7km/4mi (Geldrop) or 10km/6mi (Mierlo).

 

Travel distances (departure from Geldrop village)

Destination

Travel time by car

Travel time by public transport

Eindhoven central station / city center

14 minutes

5 minutes

Airport

20 minutes

35 minutes (1 transit at Eindhoven central station)

High-tech campus

13 minutes

 

ASML southwest

19 minutes

 

ASML (north)west

21 minutes

 

Philips southwest

15 minutes

 

Philips northwest

19 minutes

 

 

Travel distances (departure from Mierlo village)

Destination

Travel time by car

Travel time by public transport

Eindhoven central station / city center

20 minutes

11 minutes

Airport

28 minutes

20 minutes (1 transit at Eindhoven central station)

High-tech campus

21 minutes

 

ASML southwest

23 minutes

 

ASML (north)west

28 minutes

 

Philips southwest

24 minutes

 

Philips northwest

27 minutes

 

 

History

Exact dates cannot be established, but it is estimated the area has been inhabited since 9000BC. The village of Geldrop has been documented in written sources since 1296AD, Mierlo since 1256AD. At first, Geldrop was not part of the province because a duke from another part in the Netherlands had ownership over the land. The community has a rich Christian history. Mierlo was an agrarian for a long time. They had their own specialty: Mierlose black cherry. The textile industry has been a primary source of Geldrop’s income for centuries and a primary motor of the economy. Also for Mierlo this was important.

 

The area has many things to do: 

  • In Geldrop, you can participate in an annual four-eveningswalk called the “Geldropse Avondvierdaagse”
  • Visit a century-old castle. The castle dates back to 1616AD. It can be found in Geldrop.
  • The area has a 500-year old windmill, among other windmills. 
  • Many churches can be found in the area. 
  • You could also visit an old factory dated back to 1854AD in Geldrop. 
  • Of course, the surrounding areas offer lots of nature and farms to enjoy as well. 
  • Strabrechtse Heide (natural reserve)
  • The area has some museums, such as the clogproducery in Mierlo. 
  • Mierlo also has a zoo to visit! This is especially fun to visit with children. 
  • In the area, several sports clubs can be found, such as golf, football/soccer, and others.

 

Fun facts: 

  • During the annual celebration of “Carnaval”, Geldrop village is referred to as “Lappengat” due to its history of textile industry. “Lappengat” can be translated as “cloth hole”
  • Mierlo’s most important “Carnaval” organization is called the “Kersenpitten”, translated as the “Cherrypits”, because of the importance of cherries in Mierlo’s history.
  • Mierlo is a mutual partner city of the Czech Dobř횠
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