Beilen is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Midden-Drenthe, and lies about 16 km south of Assen. The old Reformed church is the only remaining truly old building; a large fire destroyed a major part of Beilen in 1820.

Protestant Church in Beilen
Protestant Church in Beilen
Flag of Beilen
Coat of arms of Beilen
Beilen is located in Drenthe
Location in the Netherlands
Beilen is located in Netherlands
Beilen (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°51′24″N 6°30′40″E / 52.85667°N 6.51111°E / 52.85667; 6.51111Coordinates: 52°51′24″N 6°30′40″E / 52.85667°N 6.51111°E / 52.85667; 6.51111
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceDrenthe Drenthe
MunicipalityFlag of Midden-Drenthe.svg Midden-Drenthe
 • Total50.01 km2 (19.31 sq mi)
Elevation14 m (46 ft)
 • Total10,925
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0593

Beilen has a railway station - Beilen railway station.

The biggest employers in Beilen are the former DOMO milk powder factory and the psychiatric hospital GGZ Drenthe. The village is also home to a large distribution centre for the Jumbo supermarket chain. Beilen is also visited by many tourists, as it is located between many forests and National Reserves. Each August the so-called "Wende-aovends" take place in Beilen, featuring activities for children in the shopping center and showcases by local artists at night.

Until 1998, Beilen was a separate municipality.



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  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 9411AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 11 April 2022.

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