Pijnacker

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Pijnacker
Coat of arms of Pijnacker
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 52°1′6″N 4°26′10″E / 52.01833°N 4.43611°E / 52.01833; 4.43611
Country Netherlands
Province Zuid-Holland
Municipality Pijnacker-Nootdorp
Population (2008) 20.315[1]
Website Pijncker-Nootdorp.nl

Pijnacker is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is located about 4 km east of the city of Delft, in the municipality of Pijnacker-Nootdorp.

Pijnacker has two stops on the Randstadrail E-lijn between The Hague and Rotterdam: Pijnacker Centrum and Pijnacker-Zuid.

Pijnacker was a separate municipality until 2002, when it merged with Nootdorp.[2]

In and around Pijnacker there are big and attractive nature areas, of which one is the Ackerdijkse Plassen, one of the most important bird areas in the Netherlands.

A well known native from Pijnacker is Mabel Wisse Smit.

Boroughs[edit]

  • Centrum (Centre)
  • Koningshof
  • Noord (North)
  • Klapwijk
  • Tolhek
  • Keijzershof
  • Ackerswoude (Hasn't been built yet)
  • Tuindershof (Hasn't been built yet)

Significant Structures[edit]

One of the dominant buildings in Pijnacker is H. Joannes de Dooper Catholic church on the main street of town, the Oostlaan. It is registered landmark, number 525173.[3] Though once it was a parish with a full-time priest, the Church of Saint John the Baptist (Pijnacker)[4] is now joined with the Church of Saint Bartholomew (Nootdorp) to form one parish within the "Parish Federation of Oostland" within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rotterdam.[5]

View of south side of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church on the Oostlaan

References[edit]

  1. ^ gemeentedeel Pijnacker 2004
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [1]
  3. ^ http://monumentenregister.cultureelerfgoed.nl/php/main.php?cAction=search&sCompMonNr=525173
  4. ^ http://www.rk-pijnacker.nl/
  5. ^ http://www.rk-oostland.nl/

External links[edit]

A street in Pijnacker

Coordinates: 52°01′N 4°26′E / 52.017°N 4.433°E / 52.017; 4.433