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Ede () is a
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and a big village in the center of the
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Netherlands
, in the province of
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Gelderland
. Ede has 119.186 inhabitants on 1 july 2021.


Population centres

Community (population): *
Bennekom Bennekom is a village and parish in the Netherlands, which is part of the Municipality of Ede in the south-west of the Veluwe district of the Gelderland, Province of Gelderland. It adjoins the town of Wageningen on the Nederrijn, Lower-Rhine to the ...
: 14,749 * De Klomp: 508 *
DeelenDeelen is a village in the Netherlands, Dutch province of Gelderland. It is largely in the municipality of Ede, Netherlands, but a small part lies in the municipality of Arnhem. Deelen is best known for the Deelen Air Base, a military airfield close ...
: 50 * Ede (town): 67,812 * Ederveen: 3,167 * Harskamp: 3,464 *
Hoenderloo Hoenderloo () is a Netherlands, Dutch village located south west of the city of Apeldoorn. Most of the village is part of the municipality of Apeldoorn, but a small part belongs to the municipality of Ede, Netherlands, Ede, among which the hamlet ...
: 65 *
Lunteren Lunteren is a town in Gelderland, the Netherlands. It has a Lunteren railway station, railway station on the line between Amersfoort Centraal railway station, Amersfoort and Ede-Wageningen railway station, Ede. It is well known for three confere ...
: 12,464 *
Otterlo Otterlo (municipality of Ede, Netherlands, Ede) is a small village in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands, in or near the Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe. The Kröller-Müller Museum, named after Helene Kröller-Müller, is situated nearby ...
( Kröller-Müller Museum): 2,383 *
Wekerom Ede () is a municipality A municipality is usually a single administrative division having Municipal corporation, corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordina ...
: 2,506 * ''Total: 107,168''


The village of Ede


Location

The village itself is situated halfway between the larger cities of
Arnhem Arnhem ( or ; german: Arnheim; South Guelderish 200px, Nijmeegs/Liemers, North Limburgish and Kleverlander (all 3 in blue) crossing the Dutch-German border (red) South Guelderish ( nl, Zuid-Gelders, german: Südgeldersch, ''Kleverländisch'') ...

Arnhem
and
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, with direct rail and road connections to both cities. There are no connections to any water nearby; however, there also is a direct road connection to the city of
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Wageningen
which hosts a small industrial port on the river Rijn and a direct road and rail connection to the city of Arnhem, which features a larger port at a greater distance. The environment is clean and green due to the fact that Ede is partly built in a forest and partly on the central Dutch plains in the national park called Nationaal Park "De Hoge Veluwe".


Economy

Economically, the town of Ede is doing fairly well thanks to the proximity of major highways and railways which offer fast connections to the
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port of Rotterdam
,
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Schiphol
airport and the
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Germany
. The main sources of employment used to be a factory belonging to the Dutch Enka company and the three military bases situated in the east of the town. The factory, however, has been closed and the military bases are largely underused since
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conscription
was abolished. The town's economy is lately becoming more focused on national tourism from the more densely populated western cities like
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Amsterdam
and
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The Hague
, and on education such as local colleges and the large
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in the city of
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Wageningen
. Some of the more notable or larger companies and other employers in and around Ede are: *
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and drinks-factory Riedel, now part of
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. * Plant and flower
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Plantion (since 1 March 2010). * Advertising agency Lukkien who developed their own heliport on the roof of their office. * The
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Dutch
headquarters for Kimberly-Clark. * The Dutch headquarters of mattress and pillow manufacturer Tempur-Pedic. * Deli-XL, a foodservice distributor in Belgium and the Netherlands. * The head office and two of the main datacenters of independent internet provider BIT. * The world headquarters of organ manufacturer Johannus Orgelbouw.


Transportation

Ede is situated along the A12 motorway (Netherlands), A12 motorway and has a direct link to the A1 motorway (Netherlands), A1 via the A30 motorway (Netherlands), A30. There are two railway stations in Ede: Ede-Wageningen railway station and Ede Centrum railway station. Ede-Wageningen is the main station with services to Alkmaar, Amersfoort,
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Amsterdam
, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol,
Arnhem Arnhem ( or ; german: Arnheim; South Guelderish 200px, Nijmeegs/Liemers, North Limburgish and Kleverlander (all 3 in blue) crossing the Dutch-German border (red) South Guelderish ( nl, Zuid-Gelders, german: Südgeldersch, ''Kleverländisch'') ...

Arnhem
, Barneveld (town), Barneveld, Den Helder and
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. Ede Centrum is served by trains from Amersfoort and Barneveld (town), Barneveld to Ede-Wageningen.


Education

There are four secondary schools in Ede: Marnix College, Pallas Athene College, two divisions of Het Streek, and Groenhorst College , Aeres VMBO. In addition, Ede has a university of applied sciences, the Christian University of Applied Sciences Ede (Christelijke Hogeschool Ede). Recently, a primary college focused on the equivalent of basic education named Technova College (formerly known as ROC A12) has been gaining interest and popularity since renovations started in 2015.


Social life

Each year, in the last week of August, there is a municipality-wide celebration called Heideweek (''Week of the heather''). It largely involves traditional Dutch festivities, along with local customs. During the week, a ''Queen of the heather'' and a ''Princess of the heather'' are elected from several candidates and will be the representative for the municipality of Ede on various other festivities, until next year when a new queen and princess are elected.


Notable residents

* Arthur F.E. van Schendel (1910–1979) a Dutch art historian and museum director * Bert de Vries (born 1938) a retired Dutch politician and economist; lives in
Bennekom Bennekom is a village and parish in the Netherlands, which is part of the Municipality of Ede in the south-west of the Veluwe district of the Gelderland, Province of Gelderland. It adjoins the town of Wageningen on the Nederrijn, Lower-Rhine to the ...
* Hans Dorrestijn (born 1940), writer and comedian * Roel Robbertsen (born 1948) a Dutch politician and pig farmer, Mayor of Ede 2002 to 2007 * Cees van der Knaap (born 1951) a Dutch politician; Mayor of Ede 2008 to 2017 * Hans L. Bodlaender (born 1960) a Dutch computer scientist and academic * Flora Lagerwerf-Vergunst (born 1964) a Dutch judge and former politician and educator * Tamara Bos (born 1967) a Dutch screenwriter IMDb Database
retrieved 13 February 2020 * Marianne Thieme (born 1972), politician, author and animal rights activist


Sport

* Dick Schoenaker (born 1952), a retired football midfielder with about 430 club caps * Hennie Top (born 1956) a former professional cyclist, competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics * John Scherrenburg (born 1963), a retired water polo player, competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics * Angela Postma (born 1971), a former freestyle swimmer, competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics * Sonja Tol (born 1972), a Dutch épée fencer, competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics * Benno Kuipers (born 1974), a former breaststroke swimmer, 18 times Dutch Champion * Jaap van Lagen (born 1976) a Dutch racing driver * Esmeral Tunçluer (born 1980), a Dutch-Turkish former basketball player * Diederik van Silfhout (born 1988) a dressage rider, competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics * Bibiane Schoofs (born 1988), a Dutch professional tennis player; lives in Ede * Ruben Knab (born 1988) a Dutch rower, competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics


Gallery

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References


External links

* * * {{Authority control Ede, Netherlands, Municipalities of Gelderland Populated places in Gelderland