Blaricum

Blaricum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈblaːrikɵm] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and village in the province of North Holland, the Netherlands. It is part of the region of Gooiland and part of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (Metropoolregio Amsterdam). It is known for its many monumental farm buildings, local cafes and restaurants, nature, several annual community events and extensive up-market residential areas.

Blaricum
Church in Blaricum
Church in Blaricum
Flag of Blaricum
Flag
Coat of arms of Blaricum
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Blaricum in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°16′N 5°15′E / 52.267°N 5.250°E / 52.267; 5.250Coordinates: 52°16′N 5°15′E / 52.267°N 5.250°E / 52.267; 5.250
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorJoan de Zwart-Bloch (D66)
Area
 • Total15.56 km2 (6.01 sq mi)
 • Land11.11 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
 • Water4.45 km2 (1.72 sq mi)
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total11,202
 • Density1,008/km2 (2,610/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Blaricummer
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
1260–1261
Area code035
Websitewww.blaricum.nl

According to statistics published by the Dutch land registry office in February 2011, Blaricum is the most expensive location to purchase a house in the Netherlands. The average home in Blaricum costs €800,000 and has risen an average of 12% over the last year.[5]

Blaricum is a popular residence of many Dutch celebrities, including Rene Froger, Anita Meijer, Paul de Leeuw, Dennis Bergkamp, Gordon, Jerney Kaagman, John de Mol, Anita Witzier and Marco Borsato.

DistrictsEdit

The municipality of Blaricum consists of the following districts:

  • Dorp
  • Bijvanck
  • Blaricummermeent

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Blaricum, June 2015.

Local governmentEdit

The municipal council of Blaricum consists of 13 seats, which are divided as follows:

  • VVD - 3 seats
  • Hart voor Blaricum - 3 seats
  • De Blaricumse Partij - 3 seats
  • D66 - 2 seats
  • CDA - 1 seats
  • Democratisch Alternatief Blaricum - 1 seat

HistoryEdit

In Blaricum was located the Tolstoyan community De International Broederschap 1900–1903.[6]

Notable peopleEdit

 
Dick Bakker, 2010
  • Mellie Uyldert (1908 in Blaricum – 2009) a female Dutch New Age writer, alternative healer, occultist, and astrologer
  • Max Croiset (1912 in Blaricum – 1993) a Dutch actor [7]
  • Dick Bakker (born 1947 in Blaricum) a Dutch composer, conductor and music producer [8]
  • Merel Bechtold (born 1992 in Blaricum) a guitarist

SportEdit

GalleryEdit

 
Montage of Blaricum in the summer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "J.N. de Zwart-Bloch" (in Dutch). Gemeente Blaricum. Archived from the original on 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 1261JB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ [1]"Blaricum still has the most expensive houses", DutchNews.nl (10 February 2010)
  6. ^ Maria W.J.L. Boersen: De Colonie van de Internationale Broederschap te Blaricum (Blaricum: Historische Kring Blaricum, 1987)
  7. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 02 February 2020
  8. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 16 April 2020

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