Vries, Drenthe


Romaanse Sint-Bonifatiuskerk van Vries

Coat of arms

The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Vries in the municipality of Tynaarlo.
Coordinates: 53°4′24″N 6°34′37″E / 53.07333°N 6.57694°E / 53.07333; 6.57694Coordinates: 53°4′24″N 6°34′37″E / 53.07333°N 6.57694°E / 53.07333; 6.57694
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Municipality Tynaarlo
Population (31 December 2009)
  Total 4,292
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Vries is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Tynaarlo, and lies about 8 km north of Assen.

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

In 2001, the town of Vries had 4002 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.6 km², and contained 1605 residences.[2] The statistical area "Vries", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 4500.[3]

Zicht op Vries by Geesje van Calcar


  1. Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006."Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 20, 2007. Retrieved December 3, 2009.
  2. Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.

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