Former townhall in 2010

The village (dark red) and the statistical district (light green) of Eelde in the municipality of Tynaarlo.
Coordinates: 53°08′00″N 6°34′00″E / 53.13333°N 6.56667°E / 53.13333; 6.56667Coordinates: 53°08′00″N 6°34′00″E / 53.13333°N 6.56667°E / 53.13333; 6.56667
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Municipality Tynaarlo
  Total 7,000
  Eelde-Paterswolde ca. 11,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Eelde (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːldə]) is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Tynaarlo, and lies about 9 km south of Groningen. Groningen Airport Eelde is located near the village.

Eelde was a separate municipality until 1998, when it was merged with Vries and Zuidlaren.[1]

During the 20th century, the villages of Eelde and Paterswolde have merged into one, "Eelde-Paterswolde". In 2012, Eelde counted 6,660 inhabitants, and Paterswolde 3,680, together 10,340 inhabitants.[2]

Its major attractions are Groningen Airport Eelde, museum "De Buitenplaats", the annual flower parade and the lake "Paterswoldse meer".


  1. Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006.
  2. Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
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