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Laren, North Holland

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Laren, North Holland

Laren town centre
Laren town centre
Flag of Laren
Coat of arms of Laren
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Laren in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Elbert Roest (D66)
 • Total 12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
 • Land 12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
 • Water 0.00 km2 (0.00 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 5 m (16 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 10,861
 • Density 875/km2 (2,270/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Laarder, Larenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 1250–1252
Area code 035
Website .nl.larenwww
Dutch Topographic map of Laren, June 2015

Laren (   ) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Located in the region called Gooi, it is the oldest town in that area. It is one of the most affluent in the Netherlands, along with its neighbour Blaricum. Nationally, Laren is well known for its history as a late 20th-century art colony, preserved in the museum Singer Laren, as well as its wide array of shops. Laren is also the setting for the book "The War in the Corner", by Jan Braakman.

Local government

The municipal council of Laren consists of 15 seats, which since 2010 are divided as follows:

  • VVD - 4 seats
  • Larens Behoud - 5 seats
  • Liberaal Laren - 2 seats
  • CDA - 2 seats
  • PvdA - 2 seats

Demographics (2007)

  • Birth Rate: 7.29 per 1000
  • Death Rate: 17.94 per 1000
  • NGR: -1.07% per year.[5]

Notable residents



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External links

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  • Official website
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