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The Oude Rijn passing by Leiderdorp
The Oude Rijn passing by Leiderdorp
Flag of Leiderdorp
Coat of arms of Leiderdorp
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Leiderdorp in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 52°10′N 4°32′E / 52.167°N 4.533°E / 52.167; 4.533Coordinates: 52°10′N 4°32′E / 52.167°N 4.533°E / 52.167; 4.533
ProvinceSouth Holland
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorLaila Driessen-Jansen (VVD)
 • Total12.28 km2 (4.74 sq mi)
 • Land11.55 km2 (4.46 sq mi)
 • Water0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi)
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
(August 2017)[4]
 • Total27,126
 • Density2,349/km2 (6,080/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code071

Leiderdorp (Dutch pronunciation: [lɛi̯dərˈdɔrp] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland near the city of Leiden. It had a population of 27,126 in 2017.

The municipality covers an area of 12.28 km2 (4.74 sq mi) of which 0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi) is water. Leiderdorp has now become a suburb of the city of Leiden, although the Oude Rijn (Old Rhine) river and the Zijl river separate the two. The HSL-Zuid high-speed rail line between Amsterdam and Brussels crosses Leiderdorp in a tunnel.

It is one of the oldest towns in Zuid Holland province and was a base for the Spanish army in the Eighty Years' War.

Leiderdorp is twinned with Šamorín, in Slovakia.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Ted Jan Bloemen, born 16 August, 1986, born in Leiderdorp, Dutch-Canadian long track speed skater
  • Armin van Buuren, born December 25, 1976, lived in Leiderdorp, trance music producer and DJ.
  • Carice van Houten, born September 5, 1976, lived in Leiderdorp, stage and film actress.
  • Thomas Erdbrink, born January 27, 1976, lived in Leiderdorp, Chief of the Tehran Bureau, The New York Times
  • Dennis Leeflang, born May 22, 1979, born in Leiderdorp, lived in Leiderdorp, drummer and music producer.
  • Noeki Klein, born 28 April 1983, born in Leiderdorp, 2008 Olympic champion in women's water polo.
  • Regina Bruins, born October 7, 1986, lives in Leiderdorp, professional cyclist.
  • Thomas Azier, born 14 August 1987, born in Leiderdorp, electro-pop singer and musician.
  • Matthijs de Ligt, born 12 August 1999, born in Leiderdorp, professional footballer.
  • Daphne Groeneveld, born December 24, 1994, born in Leiderdorp, model.



  1. ^ "College van Burgemeester en Wethouders" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Leiderdorp. Archived from the original on 6 May 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 2351DZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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