Beek, Berg en Dal

St. Bartholomew's Church (Beek) [nl]
St. Bartholomew's Church (Beek) [nl]
Beek is located in Gelderland
Location in the province of Gelderland
Beek is located in Netherlands
Beek (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°49′45″N 5°55′33″E / 51.82917°N 5.92583°E / 51.82917; 5.92583Coordinates: 51°49′45″N 5°55′33″E / 51.82917°N 5.92583°E / 51.82917; 5.92583
MunicipalityBerg en Dal
 • Total4.41 km2 (1.70 sq mi)
13 m (43 ft)
 • Total3,665
 • Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code024

Beek is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is located in the municipality of Berg en Dal, about 5 km east of Nijmegen. It was sometimes referred to as "Beek (bij Nijmegen)" or "Beek-Ubbergen" because there are many villages called Beek.[3]


It was first mentioned in 814-815 as Bechi, and means brook.[4] The village dates from the early Middle Ages and was an agricultural community. In the 19th century, it developed into a villa ward. The tower of the Saint Bartholomew's Church has elements which are probably from the 11th century. The current layout dates from 1650. Between 1948 and 1950, it was extensively repaired due to war damage.[5] In 1840, it was home to 715 people.[3]

Beek was a separate municipality until 1 January 1818, when municipality Beek fused with "Ooij en Persingen" forming municipality Ubbergen.[6]

On 1 January 2015 "Ubbergen", "Groesbeek" and "Millingen aan de Rijn" fused and named municipality Berg en Dal as of 1 January 2016.[7]


The Kabouterboom is a chestnut (castanea sativa) in the valley of Beek. The tree dates from the 17th century, and has a trunk of 8 to 9 metres, and is the thickest tree of the Netherlands.[8]

Notable people



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 6573AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Beek (Ubbergen)". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Beek - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  5. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Sabine Broekhoven (2000). Beek (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. p. 108. ISBN 90-400-9406-3. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  6. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. "KNAW > Publicaties > Detailpagina". Archived from the original on 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  7. ^ "Per 1 januari 2015 393 gemeenten". Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS, Statistics Netherlands). Retrieved 4 August 2019. (in Dutch)
  8. ^ "Kabouterboom Beek". Bomenbieb (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Sebastiaan Tromp". Volg Concilie (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Mr. B.J.M. (Berend-Jan) baron van Voorst tot Voorst". Dutch Parliament (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
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