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Goes community
Flag of the municipality of Goes
Coat of arms of the municipality of Goes
coat of arms
province Zeeland Zeeland
mayor Margo Mulder ( PvdA )
Seat of the municipality Goes
 - land
 - water
101.92  km 2
92.58 km 2
9.34 km 2
CBS code 0664
Residents 37,739 (Jan 31, 2019)
Population density 370 inhabitants / km 2
Coordinates 51 ° 30 ′  N , 3 ° 53 ′  E Coordinates: 51 ° 30 ′  N , 3 ° 53 ′  E
height -1  m NAP
Important traffic route A58 E312 A256 N256 N289 N664 N665 N668 N670
prefix 0113
Postcodes 4460-4483
Website Homepage of Goes
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Typical house facade at the harbor
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Goes ( listen ? / I ) is a Dutch city ​​and municipality in the province of Zeeland and, according to the CBS, had 37,739 inhabitants on January 31, 2019 . The municipality also includes the villages of Kloetinge , Wolphaartsdijk , 's-Heer Arendskerke , ' s-Heer Hendrikskinderen , all with over 1,000 inhabitants, and a few smaller towns such as B. Kattendijke and Wilhelminadorp . Audio file / audio sample


The place is on the peninsula Zuid-Beveland , south of the Oosterschelde and north of the Westerschelde .


The village of Goes was built in the 10th century on the bank of a now diked watercourse. Markets were held as early as the 12th century. In 1405 Goes got jurisdiction, that is, the citizens' right to their own jurisdiction; In 1417 Jakoba von Bayern Goes granted the right to build a city fortification. Goes owed its economic boom in the Middle Ages to salt production, its port and shipping. In 1554 the town with its many wooden houses burned down and was soon rebuilt. In the Eighty Years' War Goes fell into the hands of the rebellious Dutch as early as 1577. Fortifications were built on it. From the 17th century it was again a market town for the surrounding farmers, which in the 19th century lost its importance. When the railway connection was established in 1868 and, above all, when an industrial site was opened in 1980, an economic boom set in.


Distribution of seats in the municipal council

Local elections 2018

The local elections on March 21, 2018 resulted in the following distribution of seats:

Political party Seats
VVD 4th
SGP / CU 4th
Nieuw Goes 3
PvdA 2
GroenLinks 2
Partij voor goes 2
D66 2
SP 1
total 25th

Political structure

The community is divided into the following districts:

No. place Residents
01 Goes 27,495
02 Wilhelminadorp 720
03 Kloetinge 3,410
04 Kattendijke 530
05 's-Heer-Arendskerke 1,295
06 One-way 215
07 's-Heer-Hendrikskinderen 1,305
08 Wolphaartsdijk 1.995
09 Oud sabbings 285
local community 37,274
  1. District number
  2. (as of January 1, 2017)

Town twinning

Transport and economy

Goes is located on the car and railways between Vlissingen and Roosendaal . The city is the economic center of the Zuid-Beveland peninsula . There is a factory for french fries , a glue factory and numerous trading companies. Agriculture and tourism are also important. The Goes TV tower is also located there .


Goes Town Hall

Downtown Goes is rich in quaint old houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. The Gothic Maria Magdalenen Church and the town hall are also worth seeing.

In 2005 the new HMDB (Historical Museum De Bevelanden) opened in the city. The exhibits include silver works, costumes, paintings, archaeological finds and old books.

A museum railway with steam locomotives runs between Goes and Borsele in summer . On the way it stops in the charming village of Hoedekenskerke .

Nearby is the Veerse Meer , a popular water sports area. There is a marina in Goes.

Port of Goes
Goes, water tower

The Gothic evangelical Geerteskerk is in Kloetinge.

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Goes  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Goes  - Travel Guide

Individual evidence

  1. Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand . In: StatLine . Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Dutch)
  2. ^ Result of the municipal elections Gemeente Goes, accessed on April 4, 2018 (Dutch)
  3. ↑ Allocation of seats in the Gemeente Goes municipal council , accessed on April 4, 2018 (Dutch)
  4. Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2017 Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek , accessed on April 17, 2018 (Dutch)
  5. Stedenband - Bestuur en Organizatie - Gemeente Goes. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on August 20, 2017 ; accessed on August 20, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.goes.nl