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Country  Netherlands
Demonym(s)  Bunschoter
Postcode  3750–3754
Area  34.88 km²
Local time  Tuesday 12:18 AM
Elevation  0 m (0 ft)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Website  www.bunschoten.nl
Province  Utrecht
Area code  033
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Weather  6°C, Wind W at 8 km/h, 93% Humidity
Points of interest  Escape Room, Museum Spakenburg, Het Kleine Zeetje
Clubs and Teams  IJsselmeervogels, SV Spakenburg

Bunschoten ([ˈbɵnsxoːtə(n)]) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. It lies about 7 km north of Amersfoort. Its territory comprises the original municipality of Bunschoten (created in 1204 by the bishop of Utrecht) and the former municipality of Duyst, De Haar and Zevenhuizen, which was a part of Hoogland from 1854 until 1971.


Map of Bunschoten, Netherlands

The successful female darts player, Aileen de Graaf, is from Bunschoten, from the village of Spakenburg..


Bunschoten was first named in 1294. It was located on the border between Utrecht and Guelders, and it suffered a number of times from invasions from Guelders. In 1383, the bishop of Utrecht gave Bunschoten city rights, which allowed the citizens to build an earthen wall around the town. The fortifications and a part of the town were destroyed at Christmas 1427 in a war between two rival bishops, and were never rebuilt.

Population centres

The municipality of Bunschoten consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts:

  • Bunschoten
  • Spakenburg
  • Eemdijk
  • Zevenhuizen
  • Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Bunschoten, June 2015.


    Bunschoten Wikipedia

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