List of twin towns and sister cities in the Netherlands

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Map of the Netherlands.

This list of twin towns and sister cities in the Netherlands[1] includes places in the Netherlands that have standing links to local communities in other countries. The places include towns, villages, cities, districts, counties with twin links.

Alkmaar[edit]

Almelo[edit]

Almere[edit]

Amersfoort[edit]

Amstelveen[edit]

Amsterdam[edit]

Arnhem[edit]

Assen[edit]

Bellingwedde[edit]

The municipality of Bellingwedde is twinned with:

Bergen op Zoom[edit]

  • Oudenaarde, Belgium and Szczecinek, Poland

Borne[edit]

Breda[edit]

Delft[edit]

Delft is twinned with:[9]

Deventer[edit]

Doetinchem[edit]

Dordrecht[edit]

Eindhoven[edit]

Enschede[edit]

Epe[edit]

Goirle[edit]

Gouda[edit]

Groningen[edit]

Haaren[edit]

The former municipality of Esch is, together with the French municipality of Cissé and the Luxembourgish municipality of Troisvierges, a founding member of the Charter of European Rural Communities. This network, which enlarges according to the enlargement of the European Union, was founded in 1989.

Haarlem[edit]

Harderwijk[edit]

Heerhugowaard[edit]

Heiloo[edit]

Hellevoetsluis[edit]

Helmond[edit]

Hengelo[edit]

's-Hertogenbosch[edit]

Heusden[edit]

Hoofddorp[edit]

Hoogeveen[edit]

Klundert[edit]

Leens (De Marne)[edit]

Leeuwarden[edit]

Leiden[edit]

Leidschendam-Voorburg[edit]

Maasdam[edit]

Meerssen[edit]

Meerssen is a founding member of the Douzelage, a town twinning association of 23 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.[13][14]

Nieuwegein[edit]

Nijkerk[edit]

Nijmegen[edit]

Nijverdal[edit]

Ommen[edit]

Opsterland[edit]

Purmerend[edit]

Roermond[edit]

Rotterdam[edit]

Partner Cities:

Schiedam[edit]

Sneek[edit]

Soest[edit]

Stampersgat[edit]

Stadskanaal[edit]

The Hague[edit]

Tholen[edit]

Tilburg[edit]

Utrecht[edit]

Veendam[edit]

Veenendaal[edit]

Veldhoven[edit]

Venlo[edit]

Vlaardingen[edit]

Vlissingen[edit]

Waalwijk[edit]

Zoetermeer[edit]

Zutphen[edit]

Zwolle[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Sister Cities". Beijing Municipal Government. Retrieved 23 June 2009. 
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  5. ^ "Poznań Official Website – Twin Towns". Flag of Poland.svg (in Polish) © 1998–2008 Urząd Miasta Poznania. Retrieved 29 November 2008. 
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  26. ^ Partners – Oslo kommune
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  29. ^ "Durban Official Website: Sister Cities Home Page". © 2009 eThekwini Municipal Communications Department. Retrieved 19 February 2009. [dead link]
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  31. ^ "::Bethlehem Municipality::". www.bethlehem-city.org. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
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