Achttienhoven, Utrecht

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Achttienhoven een buurtschap bij Westbroek.jpg
Achttienhoven is located in Utrecht (province)
Location in the Netherlands
Achttienhoven is located in Netherlands
Achttienhoven (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°8′54″N 5°8′20″E / 52.14833°N 5.13889°E / 52.14833; 5.13889Coordinates: 52°8′54″N 5°8′20″E / 52.14833°N 5.13889°E / 52.14833; 5.13889
MunicipalityDe Bilt
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0346[1]

Achttienhoven is a former hamlet in the municipality of De Bilt, in the Netherlands. It is now considered to be part of the village of Westbroek.

Achttienhoven used to be a heerlijkheid (manor), until it became part of Westbroek in 1812. From 1818 to 1954, Achttienhoven was a separate municipality again. It then merged with Westbroek, which in its turn was annexed by Maartensdijk in 1957.[2]

According to the 19th-century historian A.J. van der Aa,[3] the village used to be called "Everckesdorp".

It was first mentioned between 1280 and 1287 as achtienhoeven, and means eighteen parcels of land.[4] Achttienhoven is not a statistical entity,[5] and the postal authorities have placed it under Westbroek.[1] It has place name signs. In 1840, it was home to 236 people. Nowadays, it consists of about 120 houses.[6]



  1. ^ a b c "Postcode 3615 in Westbroek". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  3. ^ Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 1 (A), 1839, p. 49.
  4. ^ "Achttienhoven - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 28 March 2022. not found
  6. ^ "Achttienhoven (Westbroek)". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 March 2022.