Ten Boer (Dutch pronunciation: [tɛn ˈbuːr] (listen)) is a village and a former municipality in the northeastern Netherlands, in the province of Groningen. The municipality had a population of in 2019; the village of Ten Boer has approximately 4,600 inhabitants. In 2019, it was merged into municipality of Groningen.[3]

Ten Boer
Village, former municipality
Church in Thesinge
Church in Thesinge
Flag of Ten Boer
Coat of arms of Ten Boer
Highlighted position of Ten Boer in a municipal map of former Groningen
Location in Groningen
Ten Boer is located in Groningen (province)
Ten Boer
Ten Boer
Location in the province of Groningen in the Netherlands
Ten Boer is located in Netherlands
Ten Boer
Ten Boer
Ten Boer (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 53°16′37″N 6°41′40″E / 53.27696°N 6.69432°E / 53.27696; 6.69432Coordinates: 53°16′37″N 6°41′40″E / 53.27696°N 6.69432°E / 53.27696; 6.69432
 • Total9.06 km2 (3.50 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
 • Total4,645
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code050


The village was first mentioned in 1301 as "conventum de Bure", and means "near the house".[4] Ten Boer is a terp (artificial living hill) village on a grid structure.[5] In 1301, a Benedictine monastery for nuns was established in Ten Boer. In 1485, it was incorporated into the monastery of Thesinge.[6] Around 1425, the Damsterdiep [nl], a canal from Groningen to Delfzijl, was dug and the village received its current shape.[5]

The Dutch Reformed church is the former monastery church, and dates from the 13th century. The church was modified in 1565. The tower was demolished around 1800, and in 1810, a ridge turret was placed on the roof instead.[5]

Ten Boer was home to 279 people in 1840.[3] The former town hall is an L-shaped building with tower from 1911. It was influenced by Berlage and Jugendstil.[5] Ten Boer was an independent municipality until 2019 when it was merged into Groningen.[3]

Former population centresEdit

Garmerwolde, Lellens, Sint Annen, Ten Boer, Ten Post, Thesinge, Winneweer, Wittewierum and Woltersum.

Notable people from Ten BoerEdit



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 April 2022. 4 entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 9791CT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Ten Boer". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Ten Boer - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d Ronald Stenvert & Redmer Alma (1998). "Ten Boer" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9258 3. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Klooster". Stichting Pelgrimeren in Groningen (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 April 2022.

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