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> Sint-Oedenrode

Sint-Oedenrode

Sint-Oedenrode is part of the community Meijerstad, together with Veghel and Schijndel. Sint-Oedenrode has a surface area of 65km²/40mi². Just under 18.000 people live in the community Sint-Oedenrode.  The direct distance to Eindhoven city center is 14km/8.7mi.

 

Travel distance (departure from Sint-Oedenrode)

Destination

Travel time by car

Travel time by public transport

Eindhoven central station / city center

16 minutes

30 minutes

Airport

14 minutes

60 minutes (1 transit at Eindhoven central station)

High-tech campus

21 minutes

 

ASML southwest

16 minutes

 

ASML (north)west

14 minutes

 

Philips southwest

22 minutes

 

Philips northwest

12 minutes

 

 

History

Archeological findings indicate the area has been inhabited since 10.000BC. In the Bronze Age, people started farms in the area for the first time. The current marketplace resembles the urban growth during the Middle Ages since the marketplace functioned as a central trading place for surrounding areas during that time. The area also served as an important supplier of clogs. Until 2016AD Sint-Oedenrode had its own community, together with some village centers. 

 

Sint-Oedenrode and its surroundings offer several things to do:

  • Since Sint-Oedenrode was elected to be the greenest village in Europe in 2000AD, visit the area to enjoy beautiful nature. 
  • Multiple churches can be found spread throughout the area. 
  • The village has many beautiful medieval structures to visit, such as Castle Henkenshage, the “Knoptoren”, and many other structures which resemble the rich history of the area. 
  • Also, some local museums can be found in Sint-Oedenrode. 

 

Fun facts

  • The name stems from the saint “Oda van Brabant”. She started the exploitation of the moorland circa 700AD. This place was called “Rode” (excavated place). 
  • In 2000AD, Sint-Oedenrode was elected to be the greenest village of Europe.
  • During the annual celebration of “Carnaval”, the town is called “Papgat”
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