Leiderdorp

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Leiderdorp
Municipality
The Oude Rijn passing by Leiderdorp
The Oude Rijn passing by Leiderdorp
Flag of Leiderdorp
Flag
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
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Laila Driessen-Jansen (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 12.28 km2 (4.74 sq mi)
 • Land 11.55 km2 (4.46 sq mi)
 • Water 0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 27,126
 • Density 2,349/km2 (6,080/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Leiderdorper
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 2350–2353
Area code 071
Website www.leiderdorp.nl

Leiderdorp (Dutch pronunciation: [lɛi̯dərˈdɔrp] (About this sound listen)) 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]

  • 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.
  • Daphne Groeneveld, born December 24, 1994, born in Leiderdorp, model.
  • 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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  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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