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> Helmond

Helmond

The community Helmond exists out of four centers: Helmond, and the former villages Stiphout, Mierlo-Hout and Brouwhuis. These former villages are now included in Helmond city as neighborhoods, without losing their village ambiance. The community has a surface area of 54km²/33mi². In it, just over 90.000 people live. The direct distance to Eindhoven city center is 14 km/8.7mi.

 

Travel distance (departure from Helmond station)

Destination

Travel time by car

Travel time by public transport

Eindhoven central station / city center

18 minutes

14 minutes

Airport

29 minutes

43 minutes (1 transit at Eindhoven central station)

High-tech campus

23 minutes

 

ASML southwest

26 minutes

 

ASML (north)west

28 minutes

 

Philips southwest

26 minutes

 

Philips northwest

26 minutes

 

 

History

Helmond supposedly originates from a settlement that existed before 1000BC. It is first mentioned in 1179AD, and the city was founded in 1225AD. The textile industry had an important role in establishing Helmond and connecting Helmond to other parts of the Netherlands. More recently, Helmond became more important for the automobile sector, hosting international companies at the automotive campus. 

 

The area has multiple things to do:

  • Visit the annual celebration of “Carnaval”. Since Helmond is a city, bigger than the other villages of the Greenzone, "Carnaval" is celebrated extensively. 
  • Helmond has a diverse amount of sports club to join.
  • Visit the castle in the center of Helmond, it has been built in the 14th century and served as the city boardroom until 2001AD.
  • Throughout the city center of Helmond some old medieval buildings, multiple monuments, churches, other historical buildings and museums can be found in the area. 
  • Since Helmond is a city, more facilities, such as cinema’s, theaters and parks can be found. 
  • Just outside of Helmond city, nature can be found to enjoy as well. 

 

Fun facts: 

  • Often people think the name “Helmond” originated with reference to a helmet, since in Dutch, “helmet” is translated as “helm”. The name actually originates from two different words: “hel” which means low-lying and “mond” which refers to a higher and more secure place. 
  • People living in Helmond sometimes are called “Kattenmeppers”, which can be translated to “cat hitters”. This nickname possibly stems from several historic occurrences that involve cats. For example, some stories involve people eating cats in times of poverty. Another story involves a man that adopted many street cats to take care of them. 
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