Leiderdorp

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Leiderdorp
Municipality
The Oude Rijn passing by Leiderdorp
The Oude Rijn passing by Leiderdorp
Flag of Leiderdorp
Flag
Coat of arms of Leiderdorp
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Leiderdorp in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 52°10′N 4°32′E / 52.167°N 4.533°E / 52.167; 4.533Coordinates: 52°10′N 4°32′E / 52.167°N 4.533°E / 52.167; 4.533
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Laila Driessen-Jansen (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 12.28 km2 (4.74 sq mi)
 • Land 11.55 km2 (4.46 sq mi)
 • Water 0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 26,788
 • Density 2,319/km2 (6,010/sq mi)
Demonym Leiderdorper
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 2350–2353
Area code 071
Website www.leiderdorp.nl

Leiderdorp (About this sound pronunciation ) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland near the city of Leiden. It had a population of 26,788 in 2014.

The municipality covers an area of 12.28 km2 (4.74 sq mi) of which 0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi) is water. Leiderdorp has now become a suburb of the city of Leiden, although the Oude Rijn (Old Rhine) river and the Zijl river separate the two. The HSL-Zuid high-speed rail line between Amsterdam and Brussels crosses Leiderdorp in a tunnel.

It is one of the oldest towns in Zuid Holland province and was a base for the Spanish army in the Eighty Years' War.

Leiderdorp is twinned with Šamorín, in Slovakia.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Armin van Buuren, born December 25, 1976, lived in Leiderdorp, trance music producer and DJ.
  • Carice van Houten, born September 5, 1976, lived in Leiderdorp, stage and film actress.
  • Dennis Leeflang, born May 22, 1979, born in Leiderdorp, lived in Leiderdorp, drummer and music producer.
  • Daphne Groeneveld, born December 24, 1994, born in Leiderdorp, model.
  • Regina Bruins, born October 7, 1986, lives in Leiderdorp, professional cyclist.
  • Thomas Azier, born 14 August 1987, born in Leiderdorp, electro-pop singer and musician.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College van Burgemeester en Wethouders" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Leiderdorp. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 2351DZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

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