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Barneveld is a town in Gelderland, located in a region of woods and heath, southeast of Amersfoort.

Barneveld has become famous in the Netherlands for poultry farming and egg production and has a breed of chicken, the Barnevelder, named after it.

A notable event in the history of Barneveld is the story of Jan van Schaffelaar, a cavalry commander in the Hook and Cod wars who jumped off the church tower in 1482 in order to save the lives of his men.

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By train[edit]

Barneveld can be reached by train in two directions: from Amersfoort Central Station and from Ede-Wageningen. Intercity trains do not stop at Barneveld. The main station is about 5 minutes walk from the village center.

By car[edit]

Barneveld is not signposted until you are near it: from most directions you will need to first follow the signs for Zwolle or Amersfoort. It is easy to park a car in Barneveld.

By bus[edit]

Busses also run from Amersfoort Central Station, however since you are already at the train station, a train would be much more effective.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Huize de Schaffelaar, Jan van Schaffelaars castle. It now has the function of a cafe/restaurant.
  • The Tower of the Old - or Sint Odulphus church, dating from the 13th century.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Veluws Museum Nairac, a permanent exhibition about the history and archeology of the Veluwe is shown in this 100 year old museum.
  • Pluimvee Museum[1], the worlds only poultry museum. Here visitors can see "historic" incubators, incubator lamps and egg-sorting machines and get a general impression of Dutch poultry farming from the cocks and hens of many breeds which range freely around.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Haantje Pik in one of the bakeries is a Barneveld delicacy. Bread with honey.

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Get out[edit]

Routes through Barneveld
AmsterdamAmersfoort  W noframe E  ApeldoornEnschede

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