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Former municipality
Church in Rijnwoude
Church in Rijnwoude
Flag of Rijnwoude
Coat of arms of Rijnwoude
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of the former municipality of Rijnwoude in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 52°8′N 4°35′E / 52.133°N 4.583°E / 52.133; 4.583Coordinates: 52°8′N 4°35′E / 52.133°N 4.583°E / 52.133; 4.583
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Established 1 January 1991
Dissolved 1 January 2014[1]
 • Total 57.89 km2 (22.35 sq mi)
 • Land 56.69 km2 (21.89 sq mi)
 • Water 1.20 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Elevation[3] −1 m (−3 ft)
Population (November 2013)[4]
 • Total 18,523
 • Density 327/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 2390–2396, 2730–2731
Area code 0172, 071, 079
Windmill Rietveldse Molen, near Hazerswoude-Dorp

Ltspkr.pngRijnwoude (population: 18,523 in 2013) was a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covered an area of 57.89 km2 (22.35 sq mi) of which 1.20 km2 (0.46 sq mi) was water.

Rijnwoude was formed in 1991 as Rijneveld through the merger of the former municipalities of Benthuizen, Hazerswoude, and Koudekerk aan den Rijn. In 1993 the municipality was renamed to Rijnwoude. In 2014 the municipality was dissolved and its land area was amalgamated into Alphen aan den Rijn.

The municipality of Rijnwoude consisted of the communities Benthorn, Benthuizen, Hazerswoude-Dorp, Groenendijk, Hazerswoude-Rijndijk (location of town hall), Hogeveen, and Koudekerk aan den Rijn.


  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2014" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2014]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 2394EB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2014.