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Skyline of Culemborg
Flag of Culemborg
Coat of arms of Culemborg
Coat of arms
Location of Culemborg
Coordinates: 51°57′N 5°13′E / 51.950°N 5.217°E / 51.950; 5.217Coordinates: 51°57′N 5°13′E / 51.950°N 5.217°E / 51.950; 5.217
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
 • Total 31.18 km2 (12.04 sq mi)
 • Land 29.58 km2 (11.42 sq mi)
 • Water 1.60 km2 (0.62 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 27,177
 • Density 919/km2 (2,380/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Dutch Topographic map of Culemborg, July 2013

Culemborg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkyləmbɔrx] ( ); formerly also spelled Kuilenburg or Kuylenburgh) is a municipality and a city in the centre of the Netherlands. The city is situated just south of the Lek River. The cities of Utrecht and 's-Hertogenbosch can easily be reached by train.


Culemborg in Joan Blaeu's map from his Tooneel der Steeden, 1649

It received city rights in 1318.

In Joannes Blaeu's map of 1649, Culemborg remains entirely enclosed by walls behind its city moat-like encircling canals. The moated castle stands outside the city walls. Houses present a united front along streets and the two canals that cut the city in three sections, but they all face gardens behind, and market gardens are plentiful within the city walls.

In 1995, Culemborg was one of the cities which was temporarily evacuated because of the risk of flooding.


Culemborg is served by Culemborg railway station, which offers trains to Utrecht (city) 4x per hour and 2x per hour to 's-Hertogenbosch and Tiel each. The railway station also provides a bus hub, offering buses to the various neighbouring cities and villages (namely Buren, Beusichem and Nieuwegein).


Dough processing company Rademaker BV, founded in 1977, moved to Culemborg in 1981 and still has their headquarters here.

Notable people from Culemborg[edit]



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