Benthuizen

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Benthuizen
Village
Windmill De Haas
Windmill De Haas
Flag of Benthuizen
Flag
Coat of arms of Benthuizen
Coat of arms
LocatieRijnwoude.png
The town centre (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Benthuizen in the municipality of Rijnwoude.
The town centre (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Benthuizen in the municipality of Rijnwoude.
Coordinates: 52°5′N 4°33′E / 52.083°N 4.550°E / 52.083; 4.550Coordinates: 52°5′N 4°33′E / 52.083°N 4.550°E / 52.083; 4.550
Country Netherlands
Province Zuid-Holland
Municipality Rijnwoude
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 3,409
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2731
Website rijnwoude.nl

Benthuizen is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Rijnwoude, and lies about 4 km east of Zoetermeer.

In 2001, the town of Benthuizen had 3215 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.51 km², and contained 1110 residences.[1] The statistical area "Benthuizen", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3450.[2]

Benthuizen has a long history that goes back to the beginning of the 12th century, it was then that the village was described for the first time. Until 1991 Benthuizen was an independent municipality in that year the municipality became part of the larger municipality Rijneveld. In 1993 the name was changed to Rijnwoude.

The HSL-Zuid being constructed passes Benthuizen on the eastern side. Also the new Bentwoud (forest) is planted to the east of Benthuizen.

Benthuizen has several buildings that are officially designated monuments. One of these is the historic windmill known as molen de Haas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.

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