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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
Hoeilaart Town Hall
Flag of Hoeilaart
Coat of arms of Hoeilaart
Coat of arms
Hoeilaart is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°46′N 04°28′E / 50.767°N 4.467°E / 50.767; 4.467Coordinates: 50°46′N 04°28′E / 50.767°N 4.467°E / 50.767; 4.467
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde
 • Mayor Tim Vandenput (nl) (VLD)
 • Governing party/ies VLD, PW
 • Total 20.43 km2 (7.89 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 10,915
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal codes 1560
Area codes 02

The official language is Dutch. Local minorities consist of nationals from many European union-countries, USA and Canada, and from French-speakers.



  • 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
  • Smeyberghoeve
  • The old millhouse of the Groenendael Priory

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