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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
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Laila Driessen-Jansen (VVD)
 • 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 (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 26,786
 • Density 2,319/km2 (6,010/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]) 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 26,786 in 2014.

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.



  1. ^ "College van Burgemeester en Wethouders" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Leiderdorp. 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. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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