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Hillegersberg, view to a street: de Bergse Dorpsstraat
Hillegersberg, as seen from the Bergsche Achterplas

Hillegersberg is a neighborhood of Rotterdam, Netherlands. It was founded as a village in the Middle Ages (by legend because the giantess Hillegonda dropped some sand from her apron and Hillegersberg was founded on the mound which was formed by that[1]). Hillegersberg remained a separate municipality until 1941, when it was amalgamated into Rotterdam as part of the new sub-municipality of Hillegersberg-Schiebroek.

Hillegersberg is considered to be one of the wealthiest sub-municipalities of Rotterdam, along with Kralingen. This is based on the amount of expensive houses and luxury clothing stores in the village center.

Hillegersberg in 1867.


The Japanese School of Rotterdam is located in this neighbourhood.[2]


Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°31′E / 51.967°N 4.517°E / 51.967; 4.517


  1. ^ This event is depicted on the coat of arms of Hillegersberg
  2. ^ "egaiyo.HTM." (Archive) The Japanese School of Rotterdam. Retrieved on 2 February 2014. "Location of School Hillegersberg(North of Rotterdam)"