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Barneveld

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The Old Church on the Torenplein

Barneveld is a town in Gelderland, located in a region of woods and heath, southeast of Amersfoort.

Understand[edit]

Barneveld has become famous in the Netherlands for poultry farming and egg production and has a breed of chicken, the Barnevelder, named after it. The town has existed since 1333, and functions mostly as a market-town servicing the Gelderse Vallei. Though the town is rather big, it has never gained city rights.

A notable story from Barneveld is the story of Jan van Schaffelaar, cavalry commander in the Hook and Cod wars. He allegedly leaped off the city's tower on July 16th, 1482, to meet his death at the foot of the tower. A statue of him has been placed on the Torenplein. Schaffelaar Castle, the Schaffelaar Theatre and the Schaffelaarse Bos have been named after him.

Get in[edit]

Barneveld Noord train station

By train[edit]

Barneveld has three train stations (1 Barneveld Noord Barneveld Noord railway station on Wikipedia, 2 Barneveld Centrum Barneveld Centrum railway station on Wikipedia and 3 Barneveld Zuid Barneveld Zuid railway station on Wikipedia )which can be reached by train in two directions: from Amersfoort Central Station and from Ede-Wageningen. Intercity trains do not stop at Barneveld. The main station is about 5 minutes walk from the village center.

By car[edit]

Barneveld is located along the A30, which connects the A12 between Ede and Veenendaal with the A1/E30 between Amersfoort and Apeldoorn. Exits 4 (Scherpenzeel) and 5 (Barneveld-Noord) service Barneveld. Parking your car is easy within the town.

By bus[edit]

Busses also run from Amersfoort Central Station. However, since you are already at the train station, a train would be much more effective.

Get around[edit]

All points of interest found in and around Barneveld can, from the main train station, be reached by foot. To speed up travelling times, however, travelling by bicycle is recommended. Additionally, you can travel by car.

See[edit]

Map of Barneveld
Kasteel de Schaffelaar
  • 1 Kasteel de Schaffelaar, Stationsweg 6, NL-3771 VH Barneveld, +31 880 001 540. Jan van Schaffelaars castle. It now functions as a location for marriages, parties, high-teas and events.
  • 2 Saint Odulphus Chruch (Old church), Torenplein 1, NL-3772 CX Barneveld, +31 342 416 581. Church dating back to the 13th century.

Do[edit]

  • Visit the Old Veluwian Market (Oud Veluwse Markt), which is held on Thursdays in July and August in the center of Barneveld. Experience clogdancing, demonstrations of historical crafts, a flea market, the opportunity to climb the medieval church tower and more.
  • 1 Veluws Museum Nairac, Brouwerstraat 1, NL-3771 BA Barneveld, +31 342 415 666. A permanent exhibition about the history and archeology of the Veluwe is shown in this 100 year old museum.
  • 2 Pluimvee Museum, Hessenweg 2A, NL-3771 RB Barneveld, +31 342 400 073. The worlds only poultry museum. Here visitors can see "historic" incubators, incubator lamps and egg-sorting machines and get a general impression of Dutch poultry farming from the cocks and hens of many breeds which range freely around.

Buy[edit]

  • Haantje Pik is a Barneveld delicacy. In short, it is bread with honey. It is available at 1 Bakkerij Koot and 2 Echte Bakker van der Veer

Eat[edit]

There are many restaurants and eetcafés in the city centre of Barneveld. To name a few:

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Barneveld itself does not have any hotels itself, but nearby Lunteren does. Lunteren is connected to Barneveld via railway, and getting to Barneveld Centraal from Lunteren station can be done in about five minutes.

Go next[edit]

From Barneveld, getting to Ede and Amersfoort is easily done both by car and train. The same applies to Apeldoorn, though when travelling by train, you will have to travel via Amersfoort. Furthermore, the Hoge Veluwe National Park as well as the Veluwezoom National Park aren't far away either.

Routes through Barneveld
AmsterdamAmersfoort  W Autosnelweg 1 (E30) E  ApeldoornEnschede
A1 ← Lunteren ←  N Autosnelweg 30 S  Ede → A12
Amersfoort  N Stoptrein S  → Lunteren → Ede


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