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Loenen (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. It is in an area called the "Vechtstreek".

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Population centres

The municipality of Loenen consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Loenen aan de Vecht, Loenersloot, Nieuwersluis, Nigtevecht, Vreeland.

The village of Loenen

Loenen aan de Vecht (52°13′N 5°1′E / 52.217°N 5.017°E / 52.217; 5.017) is the main town in the municipality of Loenen. It lies about 10 km west of Hilversum.

In 2001, the village of Loenen aan de Vecht had 3234 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.59 km², and contained 1328 residences.[1]

Trivia

The earliest traceable mention of the game of golf refers to a game played in Loenen aan de Vecht. In his book Early Golf, Steven van Hengel describes how the game of "Colf" or "Kolf" was played in 1297 near the castle of Kronenburg. The players had to hit the castle door in as few strikes as possible from the Court House by hitting a ball with a stick.

Famous people

Loenen aan de Vecht is the hometown of Jochem van Andel.

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