Hoeilaart (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦui̯laːrt]) is a municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, Belgium. The name Hoeilaart is of Gallic-Celtic origin, coming from "Ho-Lar," meaning a high clearing in the woods. Residents are called Hoeilanders or Doenders. The municipality only comprises the town of Hoeilaart proper. On January 1, 2006, Hoeilaart had a total population of 10,074. The total area is 20.43 km² which gives a population density of 493 inhabitants per km². Hoeilaart also sometimes called "The Glass Village" because of the greenhouse grape cultivation that once took place.
Hoeilaart Town Hall
|• Mayor||Tim Vandenput (VLD)|
|• Governing party/ies||VLD, PW|
|• Total||20.43 km2 (7.89 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2017)|
|• Density||540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
- Forest Museum Jan van Ruusbroec (in the Sonian Forest)
- Neo-Romanesque Church dating from 1870-1874
- Kasteel de Man (town hall)
- "Serristenvillas" from the 1920s
- The old millhouse of the Groenendael Priory
Old tram station of Hoeilaart with Nero statue
- Jan van Ruusbroec (1291-1381), one of the greatest mystics of the southern Netherlands.
- Armand Pien, weather forecaster on Flemish TV
- Michael Klawans, basketball three-point sharpshooter. Nicknamed White Chocolate.
- Marc Sleen, comics artist, author of Nero
- Jaak Pijpen, lawyer, politician
- Walter Baele