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Voorst (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands.

De Vecht
Flag of Voorst
Coat of arms of Voorst
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Voorst in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 52°14′N 6°7′E / 52.233°N 6.117°E / 52.233; 6.117Coordinates: 52°14′N 6°7′E / 52.233°N 6.117°E / 52.233; 6.117
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorJos Penninx (PvdA)
 • Total126.47 km2 (48.83 sq mi)
 • Land123.07 km2 (47.52 sq mi)
 • Water3.40 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total24,223
 • Density197/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
7382–7397, 7439
Area code055, 0571
Voorst, camping-farm de Adelaar

Population centresEdit

  • Appen (near a wood where nice walks can be taken)
  • Bussloo (with a recreation centre with a small lake and beach)
  • De Kar (near a motorway junction (A1, Amsterdam- Berlin)
  • De Vecht
  • De Wijk
  • Gietelo (castle ruin of Nijenbeek on the IJssel dyke)
  • Klarenbeek (partly in the municipality Apeldoorn; small railroad station)
  • Klein-Amsterdam
  • Nijbroek
  • Posterenk (also near the A1, with an old Dutch wind-mill)
  • Spekhoek
  • Steenenkamer, actually an outskirt of Deventer
  • Terwolde
  • Teuge (with an airfield, where parachuting is taught)
  • Twello, half-way between Apeldoorn and Deventer, which is the main village of the municipality, having over 11,000 inhabitants; the town-hall, some industry, most schools, a railway station, a shopping centre etc. can be found there
  • Voorst, an old village along the road between Apeldoorn and Zutphen, with a beautiful old church; 1 mile south of Voorst, another small railroad station was opened in 2006
  • Wilp, a tiny village on the IJssel opposite to Deventer; it has a small, very old church and a hospital for mentally handicapped people; the village already existed in 768; Saint Lebuinus built a chapel there; the name is allegedly derived from wel-apa that is: well-water; it is possible, that prehistoric Celtic or Germanic people worshipped a holy well there.


Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Voorst, June 2015

Notable peopleEdit

W.A.A.J. Schimmelpenninck van der Oye


  1. ^ "Burgemeester Jos Penninx" [Mayor Jos Penninx] (in Dutch). Gemeente Voorst. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 7391KA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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