Epe is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. The town has 15,593 (01-01-2007) inhabitants, whilst the municipality as a whole has a population of 32,989. The town hall stands in Epe, which is situated about 16 km north of Apeldoorn and 21 km south of Zwolle. Another important town within the municipality is Vaassen (12,739 inhabitants), halfway between Epe and Apeldoorn. It has an interesting castle called 'De Cannenburgh', which is open to visitors (guided tour compulsory). Epe, Vaassen and also the village of Oene each have a beautiful medieval church. Other population centres of interest are Emst, Gortel, Tongeren, Wissel and Zuuk.