Otterlo is a village in the municipality of Ede of province of Gelderland in the Netherlands, in or near the Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe.

Otterlo
Village
Otterlo Reformed Church [nl]
Otterlo is located in Gelderland
Otterlo
Otterlo
Location in the Netherlands
Otterlo is located in Netherlands
Otterlo
Otterlo
Otterlo (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°6′1″N 5°46′21″E / 52.10028°N 5.77250°E / 52.10028; 5.77250Coordinates: 52°6′1″N 5°46′21″E / 52.10028°N 5.77250°E / 52.10028; 5.77250
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityEde
Area
 • Total103.90 km2 (40.12 sq mi)
Elevation28 m (92 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total2,310
 • Density22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6731[1]
Dialing code0318
Websiteotterlo.nl

The Kröller-Müller Museum, named after Helene Kröller-Müller, is situated nearby and has the world's second largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings.

Otterlo was a separate municipality until 1818, when it merged with Ede.[3]

HistoryEdit

Second World WarEdit

During the first four years of the war, Otterlo was relatively unharmed. The local resistance made use of a secret telephone connection from an electrician's house, which in 2021 still stands at the dorpsstraat, behind barber Prophitius, to communicate with the allies below the river Rhine (1944/1945). During the war, multiple families hid Jewish people from the Germans. One location was betrayed however, resulting in a raid in 1944 at the house 'De Lindenhof' at the Hoenderlooseweg.[4]

During the liberation of Netherlands in April 1945, Otterlo was the center of a fierce and bloody battle between German and British and Canadian soldiers. See the Battle of Otterlo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 6731AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  4. ^ "Home | slagomotterlo.nl". slagomotterlo.nl. Retrieved 2021-05-11.

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