Gemert is a town in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Gemert-Bakel.

Castle of Gemert
Castle of Gemert
Gemert is located in North Brabant
Location in the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands
Gemert is located in Netherlands
Gemert (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°33′21″N 5°41′12″E / 51.55583°N 5.68667°E / 51.55583; 5.68667Coordinates: 51°33′21″N 5°41′12″E / 51.55583°N 5.68667°E / 51.55583; 5.68667
ProvinceNorth Brabant
 • Total19.92 km2 (7.69 sq mi)
Elevation18 m (59 ft)
 • Total16,820
 • Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0492

Gemert was a separate municipality until 1997, when it merged with Bakel.[3]

The spoken language is Peellands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[4]

Population centresEdit

The population centres from Gemert are Handel, De Mortel and Elsendorp. Gemert also has a little chapel village called Esdonk and a Protestant mining village called Vossenberg.

Notable people born in GemertEdit

Places of interestEdit

Castle and Castle ParkEdit

The construction of the castle began in 1391. Till 1794 the castle was used by the German Order. In 1916 the castle was used as a mission monastic. The castle has a Castle Park in English style. In the park there is also the liberation monument from World War II.


Het Boerenbondsmuseum is a museum in Gemert. In this museum there are some objects and some buildings about the farmerpopulation near Gemert around 1900.

Religious buildingsEdit

Gemert has two churches:

  • De Kerk van Sint-Jans Onthoofding.
  • Sint-Gerardus Majellakerk.

Gemert has also one monastery:

  • Klooster Nazareth.



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 5421AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  4. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105