Klarenbeek is a village in the eastern Netherlands. The village belongs to two municipalities, Apeldoorn and Voorst, with the municipality border situated in the middle of the village.

Bethlehem Church
Bethlehem Church
Klarenbeek is located in Gelderland
Location in the province of Gelderland
Klarenbeek is located in Netherlands
Klarenbeek (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°9′56″N 6°3′32″E / 52.16556°N 6.05889°E / 52.16556; 6.05889Coordinates: 52°9′56″N 6°3′32″E / 52.16556°N 6.05889°E / 52.16556; 6.05889
 • Total24.84 km2 (9.59 sq mi)
Elevation92 m (302 ft)
 • Total2,885
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7325, 7381 & 7382[1]
Dialing code055

Klarenbeek is named after an estate situated next to the Klaarbeek. This estate was later also named Klarenbeek. Both Klaarbeek and Klarenbeek translate to "Clear Stream" in English.

Klarenbeek has its own railway station, Klarenbeek railway station, 2 km northeast of the village on the railway line between Apeldoorn and Zutphen. The station can be reached by Buurtbus service. This service connects with the station hourly, from 7am to 6pm. The railway station lies within the borders of the municipality of Voorst.

The village is located along the European hiking route E11, locally known as the Marskramerpad or Handelsweg.


The village of Klarenbeek was founded in 1732 when a copper mill was established next to the Beekbergse Beek. In 1764, this copper mill was bought by the family of Krepel.[3] To increase the capacity of the mill, the Beekbergse Beek was enlarged and heightened, causing the water to fall down faster. Later, a water reservoir called "De Wiert" was added to this. The Wiert still exists, and when the winters are cold enough, it is a common location for ice skating. The Krepel family built homes for their employees, creating the first non-farm houses in Klarenbeek.



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 19 March 2022. Two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 7346AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  3. ^ [1] Ontstaangeschiedenis van Klarenbeek