Bennekom is a residential area in the municipality of Ede with about 15000 inhabitants. As a place of residence, Bennekom has a long history; Thus, in 2006, remains were found of a farm with outbuildings, a grain storage and a waste pit from the Iron Age in the 800s to 500 BC. There are also some ancient tomb hills in the area, and other remains were found in and around the village from the Iron Age and the early Middle Ages. The Old Church or Alexanderkerk was thought to stem from the middle of the 14th century, but recent research showed that the building probably dates back to the 12th century and that this chapel had parish independence around 1290. In 1812 Bennekom was divorced as an independent municipality of Ede, but in 1818 she reunited.
There are various activities in Bennekom, such as Hoekelum Castle, the cheese farm, the Look & Listen Museum and the Equestrian Center without thresholds, known on its crib, which allows disabled people to ride a horse. Annually there is also the largest holiday weekend in the Netherlands: Kinderdorp Bennekom, on Landgoed Kinderdorp.
Bennekom has 33 entries in the national register. Enrollments include farms and houses, but also the Alexanders church, various sites with grave hills and many parts of Hoekelum castle.