's Heerenberg

's‑Heerenberg
City
's Heerenberg castle.
's Heerenberg castle.
's‑Heerenberg is located in Netherlands
's‑Heerenberg
's‑Heerenberg
Location within the Netherlands
Coordinates: 51°52′35″N 6°14′45″E / 51.87639°N 6.24583°E / 51.87639; 6.24583Coordinates: 51°52′35″N 6°14′45″E / 51.87639°N 6.24583°E / 51.87639; 6.24583
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityMontferland
Population
 • Totalca. 8,000
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

's-Heerenberg is a city on the Dutch-German border, in the Province of Gelderland, Netherlands. It is located about 5 km north of the German Emmerich, and about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Doetinchem. It received city rights in 1379.

's-Heerenberg is the location of one of the most important castles of the Netherlands: Huis Bergh. The Huis Bergh contains a panel of the Archangel Gabriel from the famous altar piece Maestà by Duccio. The castle is surrounded to the west by a forest, part of the larger nature reserve Bergherbos.

Until 1821 's-Heerenberg was a separate municipality; it then became the administrative center of Bergh. Since 2005 it is part of the municipality of Montferland.[1] The border canal 'Grenskanaal' constitutes the border to Germany. Industrial parks 't Goor and the Immenhorst are situated near this border.

The annual Montferland Run road running competition is held in 's-Heerenberg every December. The race has been previously won by world-class runners like Haile Gebrselassie, Kenenisa Bekele and Lornah Kiplagat.

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  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.

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