Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Bernheze in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°44′N 5°32′E / 51.733°N 5.533°E / 51.733; 5.533Coordinates: 51°44′N 5°32′E / 51.733°N 5.533°E / 51.733; 5.533
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Established 1 January 1994
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Marieke Moorman (PvdA)
  Total 90.41 km2 (34.91 sq mi)
  Land 89.75 km2 (34.65 sq mi)
  Water 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 9 m (30 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 29,717
  Density 331/km2 (860/sq mi)
  Uden-Veghel 175,119
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5384, 5388, 5471–5476
Area code 0412, 0413

Bernheze ( pronunciation ) is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. It was formed in 1994 from the former municipalities of Heesch, Heeswijk-Dinther and Nistelrode.[5]


The municipality was named after an old farm "Bernhese", which came into the possession of the Berne Abbey. This abbey was situated in the village of Bern. The meaning of 'Bernhese' is twofold: 'Bern' is the same as the old-Dutch word 'born', that means 'water' or 'well'. 'Hese' means bush or forest. In 1857 the Berne Abbey was founded in Heeswijk.

Population centres


Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Bernheze, June 2015.


  1. "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Bernheze. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 5384BZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  5. "Gemeente Bernheze" (in Dutch). Gemeente Bernheze. Retrieved March 5, 2011.

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