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Country  Netherlands
Demonym(s)  Aaltenaar
Postcode  7090–7095, 7120–7126
Area  97.09 km²
Local time  Tuesday 12:45 AM
Elevation  31 m (102 ft)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Area code  0315, 0543
Province  Gelderland
Weather  7°C, Wind SW at 23 km/h, 75% Humidity

Aalten ( pronunciation ) is a municipality and a village in the eastern Netherlands. The former municipalities of Bredevoort (1818) and Dinxperlo (2005) have been merged with Aalten.


Map of Aalten, Netherlands

Notable inhabitants of Aalten include Angus Young, guitarist of the Australian rock band AC/DC, and Robert Gesink, a professional road bicycle racer. During World War II, 51 of Aalten's 85 Jews were hidden by local non-Jews, and thereby survived the war. According to the War and Resistance Museum in Aalten, the village had the highest number of people in hiding during World War II. The village of approximately 13,000 residents hid some 2500 people.

Population centres

  • Aalten
  • Barlo
  • Bredevoort
  • Dale
  • De Heurne
  • Dinxperlo
  • Haart
  • Heurne
  • Hollenberg
  • IJzerlo
  • 't Klooster
  • Lintelo
  • Transportation

    Aalten railway station serves Aalten and the surrounding area. There is a half-hourly service between Arnhem and Winterswijk, which stops at this station. Arnhem railway station has services to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport, Utrecht, Nijmegen, 's-Hertogenbosch, Breda, Tilburg and to cities in Germany.

    Aalten also has an hourly bus service to Ruurlo and to Zelhem.


    Aalten Wikipedia

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