Introduction to Nederland, Texas
Nederland, Texas, in Jefferson county, is 6 miles NW of Port Arthur, Texas (center to center) and 83 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Beaumont - Port Arthur metropolitan area. Nederland contains a population of approximately 17,422.
Nederland was founded by Dutch settlers in 1897. In fact, the city was so named to attract Dutch settlers. It was officially incorporated in 1948. Originally, the economy of the city depended on agriculture and farming. However, the city became a bedroom community after the discovery of oil at the Spindletop well in Beaumont. The economy of the city also thrived due to the Port of Beaumont.
Nederland and nearby Attractions
- La Maison des Acadiens Museum
- Tugboat Island
- Windmill Museum
- Art Museum of Southeast Texas
- Fire Museum of Texas
- Big Thicket National Preserve
Things To Do In Nederland
Nederland offers easy access to Sea Rim State Park, W.H. Stark House, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum, and Heritage History Museum of Orange County. Visitors can also spend their leisure hours at Babe Ruth Park, Tex Ritter Park, and C Doornbos Park. The Dutch Windmill Museum provides valuable information about the region's history. In addition, the city of Nederland hosts the Heritage Festival and several other special events and festivals throughout the year.
Southeast Texas Regional Airport is nearby.
Nederland Higher Education
Higher education can be availed from Lamar University-Beaumont, Lee College, San Jacinto College-Central Campus, and McNeese State University.