|— Municipality —|
|• Total||57.74 km2 (22.29 sq mi)|
|• Land||51.23 km2 (19.78 sq mi)|
|• Water||6.50 km2 (2.51 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January, 2007)|
|• Density||178/km2 (460/sq mi)|
|Source: CBS, Statline.|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Strijen (population: 9,139 in 2007) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality, covering an area of 57.72 km2 (22.29 sq mi) of which 6.50 km2 (2.51 sq mi) is water, is located on the Hoeksche Waard island along the Hollands Diep estuary.
Strijen hosts a public library, swimming pool, a small shopping centre and a local museum.
Furthermore, Strijen is home to an important and welcome resting stop for migrating birds, especially geese. During winter, the endangered Eurasian Spoonbill uses this area as a foraging ground.