Church in Eemnes


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Eemnes in a municipal map of Utrecht
Location in Utrecht
Coordinates: 52°15′N 5°15′E / 52.250°N 5.250°E / 52.250; 5.250Coordinates: 52°15′N 5°15′E / 52.250°N 5.250°E / 52.250; 5.250
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Roland van Benthem (VVD)
  Total 33.70 km2 (13.01 sq mi)
  Land 31.06 km2 (11.99 sq mi)
  Water 2.64 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1 m (3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 8,788
  Density 283/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3755
Area code 035

Eemnes (Dutch pronunciation: [eːmˈnɛs]) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.

The town of Eemnes

Eemnes formerly consisted of two villages, Eemnes-Binnen ("Inner Eemnes") and Eemnes-Buiten ("Outer Eemnes"). These names referred to the location of the villages with respect to the dyke of the river Eem.

Eemnes-Buiten received city rights in 1345; Eemnes-Binnen was granted city rights in 1439.

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Eemnes, June 2015


Until 1932, when the Afsluitdijk sealed off the Zuiderzee from the North Sea, the weak dykes in this part of the country would occasionally break during storms. This resulted in the formation of pools, which in Dutch are called "waaien" or "wielen". Because they could be tens of meters in diameter and several metres deep, landowners often did not make the effort of filling them up. Because they symbolize man's battle against the sea and are relatively rare, provincial authorities designated them "geological monuments" in June 2005.[5]

Church in Eemnes-Binnen


  1. "R. van Benthem RA" (in Dutch). Gemeente Eemnes. Retrieved 7 April 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 3755AZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  5. Marlet, George (June 23, 2005). Pareltjes in het landschap van de Eem. Trouw (newspaper), p. 7.
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