Aarle-Rixtel is a village in the Dutch municipality of Laarbeek in North Brabant. It lies about 4 km north of Helmond. Since the municipal reorganization of 1968 the castle Croy is part of Aarle-Rixtel.
Until the municipal reorganization of 1997, Aarle-Rixtel was a separate municipality.
The spoken language is Peellands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to Standard Dutch).
Since many decades, the village has been an important location for textile production. Petit & Fritsen was a bell foundry that was located in Aarle-Rixtel until 2014. In that year, the company was acquired by a competitor who became thereby the last remaining Dutch bell foundry. The monastery 'Mariengaade' is a pilgrimage site
The nearest airports to Aarle are Weelde Air Base (about 6.18 miles / 9.95 km), Oostmalle Ab (about 11.52 miles / 18.54 km), Gilze-Rijen Airport (about 13.73 miles / 22.1 km), Eindhoven Airport (about 16.06 miles / 25.84 km), Balen-Keiheuvel (about 16.88 miles / 27.17 km), Zoersel Airport (about 18.57 miles / 29.89 km), Seppe (about 20.95 miles / 33.71 km), Brasschaat (about 21.02 miles / 33.83 km), Hoevenen (about 25.67 miles / 41.3 km), Budel (about 28.35 miles / 45.62 km). (All distances are linear distances).