Haaren, North Brabant

Haaren (Dutch: [ɦaːrən] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and former municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.

Former seminary Haarendael in Haaren
Former seminary Haarendael in Haaren
Flag of Haaren
Coat of arms of Haaren
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Haaren in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°36′N 5°14′E / 51.600°N 5.233°E / 51.600; 5.233Coordinates: 51°36′N 5°14′E / 51.600°N 5.233°E / 51.600; 5.233
ProvinceNorth Brabant
 • Total58.56 km2 (22.61 sq mi)
 • Land57.70 km2 (22.28 sq mi)
 • Water0.86 km2 (0.33 sq mi)
Elevation8 m (26 ft)
 (January 2019)[3]
 • Total14,195
 • Density246/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
5074–5076, 5268, 5296
Area code013, 0411

The former municipality of Haaren ceased to exist on January 1, 2021. It was divided among four municipalities: Boxtel, Oisterwijk, Tilburg, and Vught.

The former municipality of Haaren contained three other villages: Helvoirt, Esch, and Biezenmortel. An unusual thing about the municipality was that it belonged to two regions, Tilburg and 's-Hertogenbosch. The village belongs to the region of Tilburg. The eastern part of national park the Loonse en Drunense Duinen was part of the municipality.

Haaren is known as 'The Garden of Brabant' because of the many plantations of trees, plants etc.

Population centresEdit

  • Biezenmortel (1,498) added to Tilburg
  • Esch (2,225) added to Boxtel
  • Haaren (5,584) added to Oisterwijk
  • Helvoirt (4,741) added to Vught

(Population in 2003)



Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Haaren, June 2015


  1. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 5076AV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Haaren at Wikimedia Commons