[ney-duhr-lahnt for 1; nee-der-land for 2]
Nederland, city (1990 pop. 16,192), Jefferson co., SE Tex.; founded by Dutch settlers as a rice-farming community in 1897, inc. 1940. Primarily a residential suburb between Beaumont and Port Arthur, it has two oil companies and a chemical industry. Rice and soybeans are grown and cattle are raised. Manufactures include electrical products and barges.

The Town of Nederland is a Statutory Town located in the mountains of Boulder County, Colorado, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 1,337.

Nederland began its history as the site of the mill for silver ore from the rich silver mines at Caribou (now a ghost town five miles away) and, during World War I, for tungsten ore from surrounding mines. Nederland was named by a Dutch mining company that purchased several mines in the area, The word Nederland comes from Dutch "The Netherlands" meaning low lands. It was named this because the large boom town at the time was Caribou, a town above Nederland, and Nederland was the lower lands that many traveled down to for supplies. Today it is better known as a gateway to outdoor recreation in the nearby Indian Peaks and the new James Peak Wilderness Areas. Nederland is located 15 miles west of Boulder.

On Barker Reservoir within Roosevelt National Forest, Nederland hosts two major events every year: The Nederland Music & Arts Festival and also Frozen Dead Guy Days.


Nederland is located at (39.961986, -105.510604).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.14%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,394 people, 606 households, and 335 families residing in the town. The population density was 909.5 people per square mile (351.8/km²). There were 675 housing units at an average density of 440.4/sq mi (170.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.06% White, 0.22% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.58% of the population.

There were 606 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.7% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 46.6% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 113.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,588, and the median income for a family was $60,893. Males had a median income of $40,521 versus $36,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,111. About 4.6% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.


NedFest: The Nederland Music & Arts Festival is Nederland's annual two-day outdoor music event. It is located on the shores of Barker Reservoir in the mountains of Nederland, just 17 miles west of (3,000 ft above) Boulder, Colorado. The music featured at NedFest is often in the bluegrass, jazz and world-beat genres. The first NedFest happened in 1996 at Nederland's Chipeta Park. After a short hiatus it was resurrected during the first weekend of August 1999 at its current site, The Jeff Guercio Memorial Baseball Park, where it has been held ever since. Five to six bands headline each day, with solo, duo or trio 'tweener' sets between each band. Artists who have performed at NedFest in the past include:

There is a limit of 2,000 tickets sold per day, and in addition to two full days of music NedFest also features Arts & Crafts/Merchandise Booths, Food/Beverage Booths, Information Booths and several Service Booths.

Nederland is also the site of the annual Frozen Dead Guy Days, which occurs every year in early March. The festival commemorates a substandard attempt to practice cryonics on the grandfather of a deported resident using dry ice after several days of warm ischemia. The Nederland Chamber of Commerce tells the story here


  • Nederland is the Dutch name for The Netherlands.
  • Used to be home of the once legendary record studio Caribou Ranch
  • Legendary bluegrass band Yonder Mountain String Band hails from Nederland
  • Nederland has an annual festival named "Frozen Dead Guy Days" to celebrate the cryogenically frozen body of Bredo Morstoel.
  • Bill Nershi (From The String Cheese Incident) owns a home there.

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