Location in South Holland
|Established||1 January 2002|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Hans van der Sluijs (VVD)|
|• Total||35.62 km2 (13.75 sq mi)|
|• Land||32.70 km2 (12.63 sq mi)|
|• Water||2.92 km2 (1.13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Population (May 2014)|
|• Density||2,249/km2 (5,820/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code||070, 071|
Leidschendam-Voorburg [ˈlɛi̯tsə(n)ˌdɑm ˈvoːrbʏrx] ( listen) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 73,543 in 2014, and covers an area of 35.62 km2 (13.75 sq mi) of which 2.92 km2 (1.13 sq mi) is water.
The municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg is the result of merging the municipalities Leidschendam and Voorburg in 2002. It consists of the twin cities Leidschendam and Voorburg, the village Stompwijk and a hamlet called Wilsveen.
Leidschendam-Voorburg abuts the city of The Hague and is often regarded as its suburb, even though it is an independent municipality. It is part of the Haaglanden conurbation. Stompwijk is still a rural village, located a few miles northeast of Leidschendam.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Leidschendam-Voorburg is twinned with:
- Hranice, Czech Republic (since 1990),
- Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland (since 1991)
- Temecula, California, USA (since 1993).
Several railway stations are located within the municipality, providing links with all major cities in the Randstad. The main trainstation is Voorburg on The Hague - Utrecht line. There are a number of stations on the Rotterdam-Amsterdam line on the border of The Hague and Voorburg, including Den Haag Mariahoeve and Den Haag Laan van NOI.
Leidschendam-Voorburg has several stations on the RandstadRail lines. RandstadRail is a light rail project connecting the cities of The Hague, Rotterdam and Zoetermeer. These lines use the former train routes, which are now converted for use by light rail vehicles. Main RandstadRail stations in Leidschendam-Voorburg are Voorburg 't Loo and Leidschendam-Voorburg.
Bus and tram
There are two major bus services running through this municipality. They are HTM and Veolia. Several tram trajectories through Leidschendam-Voorburg - run by HTM - connect various parts of the city with each other, as well as with various neighbouring cities.
Leidschendam-Voorburg is connected to the A4 (Amsterdam - Belgian border) and A12 (The Hague - German border) motorways. The N14 road, which connects the A4 at Leidschendam to the N44 road at Wassenaar runs through a series of tunnels in the city.
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- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 2264BM". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
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