Ede, Netherlands

Ede (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːdə] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and a big village in the center of the Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland.

Ede city centre
Ede city centre
Flag of Ede
Coat of arms of Ede
Highlighted position of Ede in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 52°3′N 5°40′E / 52.050°N 5.667°E / 52.050; 5.667Coordinates: 52°3′N 5°40′E / 52.050°N 5.667°E / 52.050; 5.667
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorRené Verhulst (CDA)
 • Total318.62 km2 (123.02 sq mi)
 • Land318.18 km2 (122.85 sq mi)
 • Water0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Elevation30 m (100 ft)
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total115,710
 • Density364/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
6710–6745, 6877
Area code0318
Dutch Topographic map of Ede (town), March 2014

Population centresEdit

Community (population):

The village of EdeEdit


Ede, 'Oude Kerk'
Walderveen Windmill

The village itself is situated halfway between the larger cities of Arnhem and Utrecht, with direct rail and road connections to both cities. There are no connections to any water nearby; however, there also is a direct road connection to the city of Wageningen which hosts a small industrial port on the river Rijn and a direct road and rail connection to the city of Arnhem, which features a larger port at a greater distance. The environment is clean and green due to the fact that Ede is partly built in a forest and partly on the central Dutch plains in the national park called Nationaal Park "De Hoge Veluwe".


Economically, the town of Ede is doing fairly well thanks to the proximity of major highways and railways which offer fast connections to the port of Rotterdam, Schiphol airport and the Ruhr Area in Germany. The main sources of employment used to be a factory belonging to the Dutch Enka company and the three military bases situated in the east of the town. The factory, however, has been closed and the military bases are largely underused since conscription was abolished. The town's economy is lately becoming more focused on national tourism from the more densely populated western cities like Amsterdam and The Hague, and on education such as local colleges and the large Wageningen University in the city of Wageningen.

Some of the more notable or larger companies and other employers in and around Ede are:


Ede is situated along the A12 motorway and has a direct link to the A1 via the A30.

There are two railway stations in Ede: Ede-Wageningen railway station and Ede Centrum railway station. Ede-Wageningen is the main station with services to Alkmaar, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Arnhem, Barneveld, Den Helder and Utrecht.

Ede Centrum is served by trains from Amersfoort and Barneveld to Ede-Wageningen.


There are four secondary schools in Ede: Marnix College,[11] Pallas Athene College,[12] two divisions of Het Streek,[13] and Aeres VMBO.[14] In addition, Ede has a university of applied sciences, the Christian University of Applied Sciences Ede (Christelijke Hogeschool Ede).[15]

Recently, a primary college focused on the equivalent of basic education named Technova College (formerly known as ROC A12) has been gaining interest and popularity since renovations started in 2015.[16]

Social lifeEdit

Each year, in the last week of August, there is a municipality-wide celebration called Heideweek (Week of the heather). It largely involves traditional Dutch festivities, along with local customs. During the week, a Queen of the heather and a Princess of the heather are elected from several candidates and will be the representative for the municipality of Ede on various other festivities, until next year when a new queen and princess are elected.

Notable residentsEdit

Cees van der Knaap, 2007


Hennie Top, 1981



  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Ede. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 6711DD". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Homepage Plantion, visited 3 October 2010
  6. ^ Infopage Lukkien Heliport and Approach Map
  7. ^ Contact-page KCHealthcare website Archived 2010-08-04 at the Wayback Machine, visited 3 October 2010
  8. ^ Contact page on Dutch website of company, visited 3 October 2010
  9. ^ "Deli XL BV: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Businessweek.com. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  10. ^ Contact page on BIT website, visited 2 October 2010
  11. ^ Marnix College
  12. ^ Pallas Athene College
  13. ^ Het Streek
  14. ^ Aeres VMBO
  15. ^ "Christelijke Hogeschool Ede". Archived from the original on 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
  16. ^ "ROC A12". ROC A12 (in Dutch). Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  17. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 13 February 2020
  18. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 13 February 2020

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