Nederland is rich with heritage and named after our first families who originated from the Netherlands. Our ancestry is Dutch. Visit Nederland and stroll down Boston Avenue to see our Windmill Museum, Acadian House Museum, Tex Ritter Park  and learn more about our culture and Dutch beginning. Nederland was placed on the map December 24, 1897.

In the heart of Jefferson County, Nederland offers excellent schools, affordable housing, a safe community and business opportunities. The population is near 20,000 and is easily accessed by Highway 69 and Interstate 10 between Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas. Nederland is less than 100 miles from Houston and less than 50 miles from The Louisiana Border.

Nederland is approximately 8 miles from Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont. Lamar State College Port Arthur is less than 15 miles away and Lamar State College Orange is 30 miles down Interstate 10 heading toward Louisiana. These Secondary Educational Institutes graduate thousands of students each year helping to support Jefferson, Hardin and Orange Counties.

Nederland offers a strong spirit filled community with economic, social and cultural advantages. Nederland operates under a City Council-Manager type of Government.


Nederland Independent School District is the largest employer. Our 5A UIL District hosts four elementary campuses, two middle schools and one high school. Nederland is home to the Mighty Nederland Bulldogs. There is more to Nederland than just High School Football. But even a casual observer knows that we take our High School Sports seriously. The Nederland High School National Award Winning Westernaire Drill Team, National Award Winning Cheerleaders and the more than 230 student Marching Band add to the excitement on Friday nights in the Fall. The Nederland School District offers many sports, academic decathlons, civic, social and community organizations. Nederland High School averages between 350-400 graduating Senior Students each year. Scholarships awarded for High School Seniors are approximately  $3,000,000.00 to $7,000,000 each year. Nederland ISD offers a wide range of excellent academic programs.

Each Spring Nederland is home to the Nederland Heritage Festival a family friendly community wide event. This event is celebrated during the week of Spring Break. Citizens from surrounding communities and outside of Texas attend the Heritage Festival each year.

The Nederland Economic Development Corporation is here to support economic development. Our role is to promote the expansion of businesses and jobs in Nederland and to attract new businesses and development to Nederland. Our goals include:

* Attract and grow primary industry jobs
* Support a positive business climate
* Promote and assist Nederland Businesses
* Leverage investments in the community
* Increase sales tax revenue and
* Increase property tax revenue

With a wide variety of shops and restaurants located  all across town,  Nederland affords shoppers many great choices and something for everyone.

Simply visit Nederland and travel down Boston Avenue to visit our  Windmill Museum, Acadian House Museum and Tex Ritter Park.  Travel down Boston Avenue and transition in time with our unique Antique Stores, many Boutiques, Salons, and the surrounding streets to catch the hometown spirit……

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