Westerhoven

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Westerhoven
Coordinates: 51°19′58″N 5°23′53″E / 51.33278°N 5.39806°E / 51.33278; 5.39806
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
MunicipalityBergeijk
Population
2,003

Westerhoven is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is in the municipality of Bergeijk. It is about 15 km southwest of Eindhoven.

History[change | change source]

Westerhoven is in a valley between the rivers 'Keersop' and 'Beekloop'. The rivers both flow just outside the middle of the village. There is evidence that prehistoric people lived in the area. The hill connecting to the nearby village Riethoven is from the Roman times. Frankish ceramics were found when some people[who?] removed an old oak shore.[1][2] Westerhoven used to be part of the ‘heerlijkheid’ Bergeyk but became separated from it in 1810. Westerhoven became part of Bergeijk in 1997.[3]

Kempenlands (an East Brabantian kind of language, which is similar to normal Dutch) is spoken in the area.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Inventariserend veldonderzoek. Plangebied Westerhoven Daalakkers, gemeente Bergeijk" (PDF). Projectbureau Amsterdams Archeologisch Centrum. 2005-09-02.
  2. "Inventariserend veldonderzoek plangebied Westerhoven Leemskuilen, Gemeente Bergeijk" (PDF). Facultiteit der Geesteswetenschappen Amsterdams Archeologisch Centrum. 2005-07-28.
  3. Repertorium Nederlandse Gemeenten
  4. Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

Other websites[change | change source]

  • [1] This is a map of the old municipality from around 1868.