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> Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten

Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten

The community of Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten exists out of the like-named villages, in addition to the hamlets Opwetten, Boord, Eeneind, Stad van Gerwen and Olen. The community has a surface area of 34km²/21mi². Just under 23.000 inhabitants live in the community. The direct distance to Eindhoven city center is 6 km/4mi.

 

Travel distance (departure from Neunen village)

Destination

Travel time by car

Travel time by public transport

Eindhoven central station / city center

12 minutes

12 minutes

Airport

19 minutes

45 minutes (1 transit at Eindhoven central station)

High-tech campus

17 minutes

 

ASML southwest

22 minutes

 

ASML (north)west

19 minutes

 

Philips southwest

19 minutes

 

Philips northwest

17 minutes

 

 

History

The area has been inhabited for over 10.000 years according to several archeological findings. Next to the Hooidonkse Beek, a creek, people settled and started agriculture. North of this creek, Gerwen came into existence, south of the creek Nuenen came into existence. First written sources documenting the existence of this region originated in the 12th century. Nuenen-Gerwen has been in political collaboration since approximately 1300AD. Nederwetten came into existence in the 12th century. In the 19th century, Gerwen, Nederwetten, and Nuenen became a community.

 

The area makes some things possible to do:

  • Several century-old windmills can be visited
  • The area consists of many different churches and monasteries. At one church, Van Gogh’s father was a preacher. Van Gogh often documented this church in paintings. 
  • An old weaving house now functions as an art gallery. 
  • Visit the "Vincentre", a permanent exposition about Vincent van Gogh. 
  • Also, this area is characterized by lots of nature and opportunities for relaxation. 
  • Throughout the area, several historic buildings can be found. 
  • In Nuenen, the Lindeboom can be visited, one of the oldest and thickest trees of the Netherlands. 
  • If you like animals, visit the village farm. Here, dozens of volunteers take care of animals.  

 

Fun facts: 

  • Nuenen’s name is derived from “Nuenhem”, which means new place. Gerwen’s name is derived from “Gerwins-heim”, which means residence of Gerwin. Gerwin was a Germanic tribal leader. Nederwetten’s name is derived from “neder”, which means below, and “wetten”, which means wet or humid. Nederwetten is located in a fertile valley. 
  • Nuenen is also called the Van Gogh village, due to Van Gogh having lived there. 
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