Barneveld has become famous in the Netherlands for poultry farming and egg production and has a breed of chicken, the Barnevelder, named after it.
A notable event in the history of Barneveld is the story of Jan van Schaffelaar, a cavalry commander in the Hook and Cod wars who jumped off the church tower in 1482 in order to save the lives of his men.
Barneveld can be reached by train in two directions: from Amersfoort Central Station and from Ede-Wageningen. Intercity trains do not stop at Barneveld. The main station is about 5 minutes walk from the village center.
Barneveld is not signposted until you are near it: from most directions you will need to first follow the signs for Zwolle or Amersfoort. It is easy to park a car in Barneveld.
Busses also run from Amersfoort Central Station, however since you are already at the train station, a train would be much more effective.
- Huize de Schaffelaar, Jan van Schaffelaars castle. It now has the function of a cafe/restaurant.
- The Tower of the Old - or Sint Odulphus church, dating from the 13th century.
- Veluws Museum Nairac, a permanent exhibition about the history and archeology of the Veluwe is shown in this 100 year old museum.
- Pluimvee Museum. The worlds only poultry museum. Here visitors can see "historic" incubators, incubator lamps and egg-sorting machines and get a general impression of Dutch poultry farming from the cocks and hens of many breeds which range freely around.
- Haantje Pik in one of the bakeries is a Barneveld delicacy. Bread with honey.
|Routes through Barneveld|
|Amsterdam ← Amersfoort ←||W E||→ Apeldoorn → Enschede|