Beelen | Info on living, living, working in Beelen in Münsterland
Beelen in Münsterland
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Small but nice

Welcome to Beelen!

The 6500 inhabitants of Beelen enjoy THE GOOD LIFE in the countryside with a wide range of leisure activities. You are well connected here not only by car, but also by train.

Well connected in the eastern Münsterland

Beelen is located in the district of Warendorf about 45 minutes by car east of Münster. You can reach Osnabrück and Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) just as quickly, and Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport is just under an hour away. The district town of Warendorf borders on Beelen, and it takes about 15 minutes to get to its town centre. Bielefeld is just over half an hour away.

From Beelen station you can travel directly to Münster, Gütersloh and Bielefeld.

Tip: The Münsterland is a cycling region! 4,500 kilometres of cycle paths offer you almost unlimited possibilities in the city and in the countryside: you can commute to work comfortably by bike and go on great tours with friends and family.

Living in Beelen

The heart of Beelen is the historic church square, which is located near the railway station. To the north, south and east of this old town centre are housing estates where most of the approximately 6500 inhabitants live. To the west is a commercial area.
In the Münsterland park landscape around the main town are ten small farming communities that also belong to the municipality.

Even if rental and purchase prices follow the general real estate trend overall, there are still numerous niches to be discovered in Münsterland when building, buying or renting. In the rural areas of Münsterland, the average rental price per square metre is between five and seven euros, and the average purchase price for flats and houses per square metre is 2100 euros.

Here you can find information on current building areas in Beelen. If you would like to build a house, you can register on a list of interested parties for building plots in the municipality.

Shopping in Beelen

Near the train station and on the eastern outskirts of Beelen areseveral supermarkets where you can get everything you need for everyday life. There is also a large shop for baby equipment and a furniture warehouse. As everywhere in Münsterland, you can of course also buy e-bikes, bicycles and all kinds of accessories in bicycle shops in Beelen.

The neighbouring town of Warendorf, for example, offers more shopping opportunities.

Childcare and schools in Beelen

Four kindergartens and day-care centres take care of the youngest children in Beelen. Other care options - for example, childminders - are organised by the association "Eltern für Kinder e.V." (Parents for Children).

There is a primary school in Beelen, which also offers open all-day care.
Secondary schools are located in neighbouring towns, for example a secondary modern school, a comprehensive school and two grammar schools in Warendorf.

Working in Beelen

Most of the companies in Beelen are small and medium-sized enterprises, including service providers, craftsmen, mechanical engineers, construction and logistics companies. The larger companies in the town include Hartmann Möbelwerke, Dingwerth Logistik, AGRATA Agrarhandel, the plant manufacturer Aumann Beelen and the mechanical engineering and steel construction company Rampelmann & Spliethoff.

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Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Beelen

  • Cycling tour on the Ems Cycle Route or the European Cycle Route
  • Streetsoccer pitch
  • Skating rink
  • Trip to Ennigerloh golf course or Warendorf golf course
  • Riding club
  • Football, karate, dancing etc. in the sports club
  • Shooting festival in summer
  • Festival "Krach am Bach" (August)
  • Cultural events (Beelen cultural circle)
  • Christmas market
  • Trip to the All Saints' Fair or the Christmas market in Soest (50 minutes)
  • Trip to the skiing area in Winterberg (1.5 hours)
  • City trip to Münster or Osnabrück
  • You can also find more information at the welcome service of the district of Warendorf

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