Municipalities of the Netherlands

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Municipalities of the Netherlands
Nederlandse gemeenten  (Dutch)
2021-NL-Gemeenten-basis-2500px.png
Map of municipalities of the Netherlands after the mergers of 1 January 2021
CategoryMunicipality
LocationNetherlands
Found inProvinces
Number352 (as of 1 January 2021)
Possible types
Government

As of January 2021, there are 352 municipalities (Dutch: gemeenten) and three special municipalities (bijzondere gemeenten) in the Netherlands. The latter is the status of three of the six island territories that make up the Dutch Caribbean. Municipalities are the second-level administrative division, or public bodies (openbare lichamen), in the Netherlands and are subdivisions of their respective provinces. Their duties are delegated to them by the central government and they are ruled by a municipal council that is elected every four years. Municipal mergers have reduced the total number of municipalities by two-thirds since the first official boundaries were created in the mid 19th century. Municipalities themselves are informally subdivided into districts and neighbourhoods for administrative and statistical purposes.[1]

These municipalities come in a wide range of sizes, Westervoort is the smallest with a land area of 7.03 km2 (2.71 sq mi) and Súdwest-Fryslân the largest with a land area of 523.01 km2 (201.94 sq mi). Schiermonnikoog is both the least populated and the least densely populated municipality at 23/km2 (60/sq mi). Amsterdam has the highest population with 872,757 residents, whereas The Hague is the most densely populated with a density of 6,620/km2 (17,100/sq mi).

Municipal status[edit]

As a second level administrative division municipalities are the third tier of public administration in the Netherlands after the central government and the provinces.[2][3] The Netherlands is a decentralized unitary state, which means that the central government is supreme and delegates certain tasks to lower levels of government by law.[4] The different levels do, however, make work agreements, which give municipalities a certain degree of independence in their policy decisions. Municipalities are responsible for a wide variety of public services, which include land-use planning, public housing, management and maintenance of local roads, waste management and social security.[5] After the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010 three special municipalities (officially public bodies) were formed. These municipalities function the same as regular municipalities and are grouped together as the Caribbean Netherlands and are not part of a province.[6]

The municipalities are governed by both a board of mayor and aldermen and a municipal council. The municipal council, which is titled island council in the special municipalities, is elected every four years.[7] The number of members in the council ranges from nine members for the smallest municipalities to forty-five members for the largest.[8] It is the highest administrative body in the municipality and controls public policy. The executive power lies with the executive board, which consists of a mayor, titled lieutenant governor in the special municipalities, and multiple aldermen, titled island deputies in the special municipalities. The mayor is appointed for six years at a time by the crown and the alderman are elected by the municipal council, typically after each municipal election.[9] The mayor is responsible for public order and is the first in command during emergencies, all other tasks are distributed freely between mayor and aldermen. The exact portfolio for each person differs between each municipality.[6][10][11]

Historical number of municipalities
YearNo.±%
1850 1,209—    
1900 1,121−7.3%
1950 1,015−9.5%
2000 537−47.1%
2021 352−34.5%
Source: Ekamper et al. (2003),[12] CBS[13]

Official municipal boundaries were first drawn up in 1832 in the Netherlands after a cadastre was formed. The Municipalities Act of 1851, written by prime minister Thorbecke, led to the disappearance of small municipalities. Throughout the years, less populous municipalities have been merged. They were either added to the larger neighbouring cities or multiple smaller municipalities merged into a larger new municipality with a new name. The number of municipalities reduced from 1,209 in 1850 to 537 in 2000; as of 2021 there are 352 municipalities. During this time, multiple mergers occurred simultaneously in large parts of individual provinces; the municipal boundaries were basically redrawn in these regions.[12][1][14] In the 19th and large parts of the 20th century, municipal mergers were forced by the central government. This policy changed in the end of the 20th century; local support for the merger is now a large part of the decision-making process. The larger, merged municipalities are intended to handle an increasing workload because more public services are delegated from higher levels of government to the municipalities. Another reason for municipal mergers is the assumption that larger municipalities are more efficient in performing their tasks than smaller ones.[14][15]

Municipalities have the right to decentralise themselves and form submunicipalities as an additional level of government. This right and the submunicipalities will cease to exist in the near future to reduce the number of levels of government.[16] Only Amsterdam,[17] where the districts are called stadsdelen, as well as Rotterdam,[18] where the districts are called deelgemeenten, consist of such formal subdivisions. The Hague,[19] Almere,[20] Breda, Eindhoven,[21] Enschede, Groningen,[22] Nijmegen,[23] Tilburg[24] and Utrecht have instituted stadsdelen as well, although they do not have the same legal submunicipal status. For administrative use by municipalities and data collection by Statistics Netherlands all municipalities are subdivided into districts (wijken), which in turn are subdivided into neighbourhoods (buurten).[25] These subdivisions have, in contrast to the submunicipalities, no formal status.

Municipalities[edit]

Regular municipalities[edit]

Flags of municipalities of the Netherlands
Province Munici-
palities
Drenthe 12
Flevoland 6
Friesland 18
Gelderland 51
Groningen 10
Limburg 31
North Brabant 61
North Holland 47
Overijssel 25
South Holland 52
Utrecht 26
Zeeland 13
Total 352
Municipality[a] CBS code[1] Province Population[b][26] Population density[c][26] Land area[d][26] Map
 Aa en Hunze 1680 Drenthe 25,399 92/km2 (240/sq mi) 276.09 km2 (106.60 sq mi) Location of Aa en Hunze
 Aalsmeer 0358 North Holland 31,991 1,590/km2 (4,100/sq mi) 20.12 km2 (7.77 sq mi) Location of Aalsmeer
 Aalten 0197 Gelderland 27,120 281/km2 (730/sq mi) 96.54 km2 (37.27 sq mi) Location of Aalten
 Achtkarspelen 0059 Friesland 27,900 273/km2 (710/sq mi) 102.23 km2 (39.47 sq mi) Location of Achtkarspelen
 Alblasserdam 0482 South Holland 20,136 2,294/km2 (5,940/sq mi) 8.78 km2 (3.39 sq mi) Location of Alblasserdam
 Albrandswaard 0613 South Holland 25,814 1,190/km2 (3,100/sq mi) 21.69 km2 (8.37 sq mi) Location of Albrandswaard
 Alkmaar 0361 North Holland 109,896 995/km2 (2,580/sq mi) 110.46 km2 (42.65 sq mi) Location of Alkmaar
 Almelo 0141 Overijssel 73,132 1,087/km2 (2,820/sq mi) 67.27 km2 (25.97 sq mi) Location of Almelo
 Almere 0034 Flevoland 214,715 1,662/km2 (4,300/sq mi) 129.19 km2 (49.88 sq mi) Location of Almere
 Alphen aan den Rijn 0484 South Holland 112,587 892/km2 (2,310/sq mi) 126.23 km2 (48.74 sq mi) Location of Alphen aan den Rijn
 Alphen-Chaam 1723 North Brabant 10,373 111/km2 (290/sq mi) 93.04 km2 (35.92 sq mi) Location of Alphen-Chaam
 Altena 1959 North Brabant 56,352 281/km2 (730/sq mi) 200.63 km2 (77.46 sq mi) Location of Altena
 Ameland 0060 Friesland 3,746 63/km2 (160/sq mi) 59.11 km2 (22.82 sq mi) Location of Ameland
 Amersfoort 0307 Utrecht 157,462 2,514/km2 (6,510/sq mi) 62.62 km2 (24.18 sq mi) Location of Amersfoort
 Amstelveen 0362 North Holland 90,829 2,208/km2 (5,720/sq mi) 41.13 km2 (15.88 sq mi) Location of Amstelveen
 Amsterdam 0363 North Holland 873,338 5,277/km2 (13,670/sq mi) 165.5 km2 (63.90 sq mi) Location of Amsterdam
 Apeldoorn 0200 Gelderland 164,781 485/km2 (1,260/sq mi) 339.89 km2 (131.23 sq mi) Location of Apeldoorn
 Arnhem 0202 Gelderland 162,424 1,660/km2 (4,300/sq mi) 97.82 km2 (37.77 sq mi) Location of Arnhem
 Assen 0106 Drenthe 68,836 841/km2 (2,180/sq mi) 81.89 km2 (31.62 sq mi) Location of Assen
 Asten 0743 North Brabant 16,817 240/km2 (620/sq mi) 70.17 km2 (27.09 sq mi) Location of Asten
 Baarle-Nassau 0744 North Brabant 6,899 91/km2 (240/sq mi) 76.14 km2 (29.40 sq mi) Location of Baarle-Nassau
 Baarn 0308 Utrecht 24,792 762/km2 (1,970/sq mi) 32.54 km2 (12.56 sq mi) Location of Baarn
 Barendrecht 0489 South Holland 48,643 2,463/km2 (6,380/sq mi) 19.75 km2 (7.63 sq mi) Location of Barendrecht
 Barneveld 0203 Gelderland 59,992 341/km2 (880/sq mi) 175.9 km2 (67.92 sq mi) Location of Barneveld
 Beek 0888 Limburg 15,875 755/km2 (1,960/sq mi) 21.03 km2 (8.12 sq mi) Location of Beek
 Beekdaelen 1954 Limburg 36,065 461/km2 (1,190/sq mi) 78.3 km2 (30.23 sq mi) Location of Beekdaelen
 Beemster 0370 North Holland 10,110 143/km2 (370/sq mi) 70.58 km2 (27.25 sq mi) Location of Beemster
 Beesel 0889 Limburg 13,450 481/km2 (1,250/sq mi) 27.99 km2 (10.81 sq mi) Location of Beesel
 Berg en Dal 1945 Gelderland 35,010 406/km2 (1,050/sq mi) 86.31 km2 (33.32 sq mi) Location of Berg en Dal
 Bergeijk 1724 North Brabant 18,754 186/km2 (480/sq mi) 101 km2 (39.00 sq mi) Location of Bergeijk
 Bergen (LI) 0893 Limburg 13,108 127/km2 (330/sq mi) 103.24 km2 (39.86 sq mi) Location of Bergen, Limburg
 Bergen (NH) 0373 North Holland 29,715 300/km2 (780/sq mi) 98.96 km2 (38.21 sq mi) Location of Bergen, North Holland
 Bergen op Zoom 0748 North Brabant 67,514 844/km2 (2,190/sq mi) 79.96 km2 (30.87 sq mi) Location of Bergen op Zoom
 Berkelland 1859 Gelderland 43,846 170/km2 (440/sq mi) 258.06 km2 (99.64 sq mi) Location of Berkelland
 Bernheze 1721 North Brabant 31,455 351/km2 (910/sq mi) 89.73 km2 (34.64 sq mi) Location of Bernheze
 Best 0753 North Brabant 30,216 881/km2 (2,280/sq mi) 34.3 km2 (13.24 sq mi) Location of Best
 Beuningen 0209 Gelderland 26,157 599/km2 (1,550/sq mi) 43.65 km2 (16.85 sq mi) Location of Beuningen
 Beverwijk 0375 North Holland 41,863 2,275/km2 (5,890/sq mi) 18.4 km2 (7.10 sq mi) Location of Beverwijk
 Bladel 1728 North Brabant 20,529 273/km2 (710/sq mi) 75.33 km2 (29.09 sq mi) Location of Bladel
 Blaricum 0376 North Holland 11,954 1,076/km2 (2,790/sq mi) 11.11 km2 (4.29 sq mi) Location of Blaricum
 Bloemendaal 0377 North Holland 23,478 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi) 39.79 km2 (15.36 sq mi) Location of Bloemendaal
 Bodegraven-Reeuwijk 1901 South Holland 35,278 468/km2 (1,210/sq mi) 75.38 km2 (29.10 sq mi) Location of Bodegraven-Reeuwijk
 Boekel 0755 North Brabant 10,959 318/km2 (820/sq mi) 34.51 km2 (13.32 sq mi) Location of Boekel
 Borger-Odoorn 1681 Drenthe 25,598 93/km2 (240/sq mi) 274.53 km2 (106.00 sq mi) Location of Borger-Odoorn
 Borne 0147 Overijssel 23,668 910/km2 (2,400/sq mi) 26 km2 (10.04 sq mi) Location of Borne
 Borsele 0654 Zeeland 22,818 161/km2 (420/sq mi) 141.57 km2 (54.66 sq mi) Location of Borsele
 Boxmeer 0756 North Brabant 29,609 266/km2 (690/sq mi) 111.44 km2 (43.03 sq mi) Location of Boxmeer
 Boxtel 0757 North Brabant 32,973 477/km2 (1,240/sq mi) 69.08 km2 (26.67 sq mi) Location of Boxtel
 Breda 0758 North Brabant 184,126 1,464/km2 (3,790/sq mi) 125.74 km2 (48.55 sq mi) Location of Breda
 Brielle 0501 South Holland 17,439 633/km2 (1,640/sq mi) 27.55 km2 (10.64 sq mi) Location of Brielle
 Bronckhorst 1876 Gelderland 36,087 127/km2 (330/sq mi) 283.5 km2 (109.46 sq mi) Location of Bronckhorst
 Brummen 0213 Gelderland 20,884 250/km2 (650/sq mi) 83.65 km2 (32.30 sq mi) Location of Brummen
 Brunssum 0899 Limburg 27,670 1,604/km2 (4,150/sq mi) 17.25 km2 (6.66 sq mi) Location of Brunssum
 Bunnik 0312 Utrecht 15,341 415/km2 (1,070/sq mi) 36.97 km2 (14.27 sq mi) Location of Bunnik
 Bunschoten 0313 Utrecht 22,019 725/km2 (1,880/sq mi) 30.38 km2 (11.73 sq mi) Location of Bunschoten
 Buren 0214 Gelderland 27,009 202/km2 (520/sq mi) 133.89 km2 (51.70 sq mi) Location of Buren
 Capelle aan den IJssel 0502 South Holland 67,319 4,761/km2 (12,330/sq mi) 14.14 km2 (5.46 sq mi) Location of Capelle aan den IJssel
 Castricum 0383 North Holland 36,086 726/km2 (1,880/sq mi) 49.68 km2 (19.18 sq mi) Location of Castricum
 Coevorden 0109 Drenthe 35,317 119/km2 (310/sq mi) 296.07 km2 (114.31 sq mi) Location of Coevorden
 Cranendonck 1706 North Brabant 21,001 275/km2 (710/sq mi) 76.4 km2 (29.50 sq mi) Location of Cranendonck
 Cuijk 1684 North Brabant 25,404 497/km2 (1,290/sq mi) 51.16 km2 (19.75 sq mi) Location of Cuijk
 Culemborg 0216 Gelderland 29,121 994/km2 (2,570/sq mi) 29.29 km2 (11.31 sq mi) Location of Culemborg
 Dalfsen 0148 Overijssel 28,901 175/km2 (450/sq mi) 165.07 km2 (63.73 sq mi) Location of Dalfsen
 Dantumadiel 1891 Friesland 18,943 224/km2 (580/sq mi) 84.66 km2 (32.69 sq mi) Location of Dantumadiel
 De Bilt 0310 Utrecht 43,384 656/km2 (1,700/sq mi) 66.12 km2 (25.53 sq mi) Location of De Bilt
 De Fryske Marren 1940 Friesland 51,778 147/km2 (380/sq mi) 351.29 km2 (135.63 sq mi) Location of De Fryske Marren
 De Ronde Venen 0736 Utrecht 44,720 448/km2 (1,160/sq mi) 99.92 km2 (38.58 sq mi) Location of De Ronde Venen
 De Wolden 1690 Drenthe 24,374 109/km2 (280/sq mi) 224.55 km2 (86.70 sq mi) Location of De Wolden
 Delft 0503 South Holland 103,581 4,572/km2 (11,840/sq mi) 22.65 km2 (8.75 sq mi) Location of Delft
 Den Helder 0400 North Holland 56,582 1,250/km2 (3,200/sq mi) 45.25 km2 (17.47 sq mi) Location of Den Helder
 Deurne 0762 North Brabant 32,437 277/km2 (720/sq mi) 116.93 km2 (45.15 sq mi) Location of Deurne
 Deventer 0150 Overijssel 101,236 775/km2 (2,010/sq mi) 130.68 km2 (50.46 sq mi) Location of Deventer
 Diemen 0384 North Holland 31,334 2,612/km2 (6,770/sq mi) 11.99 km2 (4.63 sq mi) Location of Diemen
 Dinkelland 1774 Overijssel 26,606 151/km2 (390/sq mi) 175.71 km2 (67.84 sq mi) Location of Dinkelland
 Doesburg 0221 Gelderland 11,064 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi) 11.53 km2 (4.45 sq mi) Location of Doesburg
 Doetinchem 0222 Gelderland 58,270 737/km2 (1,910/sq mi) 79.05 km2 (30.52 sq mi) Location of Doetinchem
 Dongen 0766 North Brabant 26,368 902/km2 (2,340/sq mi) 29.24 km2 (11.29 sq mi) Location of Dongen
 Dordrecht 0505 South Holland 119,115 1,517/km2 (3,930/sq mi) 78.54 km2 (30.32 sq mi) Location of Dordrecht
 Drechterland 0498 North Holland 19,838 337/km2 (870/sq mi) 58.89 km2 (22.74 sq mi) Location of Drechterland
 Drimmelen 1719 North Brabant 27,325 287/km2 (740/sq mi) 95.18 km2 (36.75 sq mi) Location of Drimmelen
 Dronten 0303 Flevoland 42,011 126/km2 (330/sq mi) 333.57 km2 (128.79 sq mi) Location of Dronten
 Druten 0225 Gelderland 18,991 505/km2 (1,310/sq mi) 37.64 km2 (14.53 sq mi) Location of Druten
 Duiven 0226 Gelderland 25,066 739/km2 (1,910/sq mi) 33.9 km2 (13.09 sq mi) Location of Duiven
 Echt-Susteren 1711 Limburg 31,751 308/km2 (800/sq mi) 103.07 km2 (39.80 sq mi) Location of Echt-Susteren
 Edam-Volendam 0385 North Holland 36,268 668/km2 (1,730/sq mi) 54.33 km2 (20.98 sq mi) Location of Edam-Volendam
 Ede 0228 Gelderland 118,530 373/km2 (970/sq mi) 318.18 km2 (122.85 sq mi) Location of Ede
 Eemnes 0317 Utrecht 9,362 302/km2 (780/sq mi) 31.04 km2 (11.98 sq mi) Location of Eemnes
 Eemsdelta 1979 Groningen 45,587 170/km2 (440/sq mi) 267.89 km2 (103.43 sq mi) Location of Eemsdelta
 Eersel 0770 North Brabant 19,528 237/km2 (610/sq mi) 82.46 km2 (31.84 sq mi) Location of Eersel
 Eijsden-Margraten 1903 Limburg 25,900 334/km2 (870/sq mi) 77.55 km2 (29.94 sq mi) Location of Eijsden-Margraten
 Eindhoven 0772 North Brabant 235,691 2,689/km2 (6,960/sq mi) 87.66 km2 (33.85 sq mi) Location of Eindhoven
 Elburg 0230 Gelderland 23,429 367/km2 (950/sq mi) 63.82 km2 (24.64 sq mi) Location of Elburg
 Emmen 0114 Drenthe 107,024 319/km2 (830/sq mi) 335.18 km2 (129.41 sq mi) Location of Emmen
 Enkhuizen 0388 North Holland 18,637 1,469/km2 (3,800/sq mi) 12.68 km2 (4.90 sq mi) Location of Enkhuizen
 Enschede 0153 Overijssel 159,732 1,134/km2 (2,940/sq mi) 140.83 km2 (54.37 sq mi) Location of Enschede
 Epe 0232 Gelderland 33,198 213/km2 (550/sq mi) 156.07 km2 (60.26 sq mi) Location of Epe
 Ermelo 0233 Gelderland 27,016 315/km2 (820/sq mi) 85.63 km2 (33.06 sq mi) Location of Ermelo
 Etten-Leur 0777 North Brabant 43,869 793/km2 (2,050/sq mi) 55.3 km2 (21.35 sq mi) Location of Etten-Leur
 Geertruidenberg 0779 North Brabant 21,770 817/km2 (2,120/sq mi) 26.63 km2 (10.28 sq mi) Location of Geertruidenberg
 Geldrop-Mierlo 1771 North Brabant 40,066 1,292/km2 (3,350/sq mi) 31.01 km2 (11.97 sq mi) Location of Geldrop-Mierlo
 Gemert-Bakel 1652 North Brabant 30,760 252/km2 (650/sq mi) 122.14 km2 (47.16 sq mi) Location of Gemert-Bakel
 Gennep 0907 Limburg 17,035 358/km2 (930/sq mi) 47.62 km2 (18.39 sq mi) Location of Gennep
 Gilze en Rijen 0784 North Brabant 26,723 409/km2 (1,060/sq mi) 65.38 km2 (25.24 sq mi) Location of Gilze en Rijen
 Goeree-Overflakkee 1924 South Holland 50,589 194/km2 (500/sq mi) 260.48 km2 (100.57 sq mi) Location of Goeree-Overflakkee
 Goes 0664 Zeeland 38,594 417/km2 (1,080/sq mi) 92.58 km2 (35.75 sq mi) Location of Goes
 Goirle 0785 North Brabant 23,952 557/km2 (1,440/sq mi) 42.99 km2 (16.60 sq mi) Location of Goirle
 Gooise Meren 1942 North Holland 58,524 1,407/km2 (3,640/sq mi) 41.59 km2 (16.06 sq mi) Location of Gooise Meren
 Gorinchem 0512 South Holland 37,410 1,987/km2 (5,150/sq mi) 18.83 km2 (7.27 sq mi) Location of Gorinchem
 Gouda 0513 South Holland 73,681 4,464/km2 (11,560/sq mi) 16.5 km2 (6.37 sq mi) Location of Gouda
 Grave 0786 North Brabant 12,486 459/km2 (1,190/sq mi) 27.18 km2 (10.49 sq mi) Location of Grave
 Groningen 0014 Groningen 233,273 1,257/km2 (3,260/sq mi) 185.6 km2 (71.66 sq mi) Location of Groningen
 Gulpen-Wittem 1729 Limburg 14,206 194/km2 (500/sq mi) 73.18 km2 (28.25 sq mi) Location of Gulpen-Wittem
 Haaksbergen 0158 Overijssel 24,229 231/km2 (600/sq mi) 104.82 km2 (40.47 sq mi) Location of Haaksbergen
 Haarlem 0392 North Holland 162,543 5,573/km2 (14,430/sq mi) 29.17 km2 (11.26 sq mi) Location of Haarlem
 Haarlemmermeer 0394 North Holland 157,789 799/km2 (2,070/sq mi) 197.48 km2 (76.25 sq mi) Location of Haarlemmermeer
 Halderberge 1655 North Brabant 30,430 409/km2 (1,060/sq mi) 74.47 km2 (28.75 sq mi) Location of Halderberge
 Hardenberg 0160 Overijssel 61,357 196/km2 (510/sq mi) 312.28 km2 (120.57 sq mi) Location of Hardenberg
 Harderwijk 0243 Gelderland 48,726 1,253/km2 (3,250/sq mi) 38.89 km2 (15.02 sq mi) Location of Harderwijk
 Hardinxveld-Giessendam 0523 South Holland 18,413 1,089/km2 (2,820/sq mi) 16.91 km2 (6.53 sq mi) Location of Hardinxveld-Giessendam
 Harlingen 0072 Friesland 15,807 633/km2 (1,640/sq mi) 24.96 km2 (9.64 sq mi) Location of Harlingen
 Hattem 0244 Gelderland 12,228 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi) 23.08 km2 (8.91 sq mi) Location of Hattem
 Heemskerk 0396 North Holland 39,191 1,434/km2 (3,710/sq mi) 27.34 km2 (10.56 sq mi) Location of Heemskerk
 Heemstede 0397 North Holland 27,545 3,001/km2 (7,770/sq mi) 9.18 km2 (3.54 sq mi) Location of Heemstede
 Heerde 0246 Gelderland 18,776 238/km2 (620/sq mi) 78.74 km2 (30.40 sq mi) Location of Heerde
 Heerenveen 0074 Friesland 50,650 266/km2 (690/sq mi) 190.09 km2 (73.39 sq mi) Location of Heerenveen
 Heerhugowaard 0398 North Holland 58,387 1,528/km2 (3,960/sq mi) 38.21 km2 (14.75 sq mi) Location of Heerhugowaard
 Heerlen 0917 Limburg 86,936 1,935/km2 (5,010/sq mi) 44.94 km2 (17.35 sq mi) Location of Heerlen
 Heeze-Leende 1658 North Brabant 16,243 156/km2 (400/sq mi) 104.02 km2 (40.16 sq mi) Location of Heeze-Leende
 Heiloo 0399 North Holland 24,144 1,291/km2 (3,340/sq mi) 18.7 km2 (7.22 sq mi) Location of Heiloo
 Hellendoorn 0163 Overijssel 35,932 261/km2 (680/sq mi) 137.91 km2 (53.25 sq mi) Location of Hellendoorn
 Hellevoetsluis 0530 South Holland 40,312 981/km2 (2,540/sq mi) 41.1 km2 (15.87 sq mi) Location of Hellevoetsluis
 Helmond 0794 North Brabant 92,627 1,742/km2 (4,510/sq mi) 53.18 km2 (20.53 sq mi) Location of Helmond
 Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht 0531 South Holland 31,258 2,945/km2 (7,630/sq mi) 10.61 km2 (4.10 sq mi) Location of Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht
 Hengelo 0164 Overijssel 81,049 1,332/km2 (3,450/sq mi) 60.84 km2 (23.49 sq mi) Location of Hengelo
 's-Hertogenbosch 0796 North Brabant 155,490 1,414/km2 (3,660/sq mi) 109.99 km2 (42.47 sq mi) Location of 's-Hertogenbosch
 Het Hogeland 1966 Groningen 47,834 99/km2 (260/sq mi) 482.49 km2 (186.29 sq mi) Location of Het Hogeland
 Heumen 0252 Gelderland 16,569 417/km2 (1,080/sq mi) 39.76 km2 (15.35 sq mi) Location of Heumen
 Heusden 0797 North Brabant 45,005 571/km2 (1,480/sq mi) 78.88 km2 (30.46 sq mi) Location of Heusden
 Hillegom 0534 South Holland 22,197 1,724/km2 (4,470/sq mi) 12.87 km2 (4.97 sq mi) Location of Hillegom
 Hilvarenbeek 0798 North Brabant 15,698 166/km2 (430/sq mi) 94.85 km2 (36.62 sq mi) Location of Hilvarenbeek
 Hilversum 0402 North Holland 91,235 2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi) 45.61 km2 (17.61 sq mi) Location of Hilversum
 Hoeksche Waard 1963 South Holland 88,047 327/km2 (850/sq mi) 268.93 km2 (103.83 sq mi) Location of Hoeksche Waard
 Hof van Twente 1735 Overijssel 35,040 165/km2 (430/sq mi) 212.56 km2 (82.07 sq mi) Location of Hof van Twente
 Hollands Kroon 1911 North Holland 48,583 136/km2 (350/sq mi) 357.34 km2 (137.97 sq mi) Location of Hollands Kroon
 Hoogeveen 0118 Drenthe 55,603 436/km2 (1,130/sq mi) 127.54 km2 (49.24 sq mi) Location of Hoogeveen
 Hoorn 0405 North Holland 73,619 3,613/km2 (9,360/sq mi) 20.38 km2 (7.87 sq mi) Location of Hoorn
 Horst aan de Maas 1507 Limburg 42,487 225/km2 (580/sq mi) 188.73 km2 (72.87 sq mi) Location of Horst aan de Maas
 Houten 0321 Utrecht 50,223 914/km2 (2,370/sq mi) 54.94 km2 (21.21 sq mi) Location of Houten
 Huizen 0406 North Holland 41,090 2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi) 15.81 km2 (6.10 sq mi) Location of Huizen
 Hulst 0677 Zeeland 27,575 137/km2 (350/sq mi) 201.71 km2 (77.88 sq mi) Location of Hulst
 IJsselstein 0353 Utrecht 33,819 1,605/km2 (4,160/sq mi) 21.07 km2 (8.14 sq mi) Location of IJsselstein
 Kaag en Braassem 1884 South Holland 27,541 435/km2 (1,130/sq mi) 63.24 km2 (24.42 sq mi) Location of Kaag en Braassem
 Kampen 0166 Overijssel 54,474 383/km2 (990/sq mi) 142.18 km2 (54.90 sq mi) Location of Kampen
 Kapelle 0678 Zeeland 12,882 347/km2 (900/sq mi) 37.13 km2 (14.34 sq mi) Location of Kapelle
 Katwijk 0537 South Holland 65,995 2,667/km2 (6,910/sq mi) 24.75 km2 (9.56 sq mi) Location of Katwijk
 Kerkrade 0928 Limburg 45,442 2,074/km2 (5,370/sq mi) 21.91 km2 (8.46 sq mi) Location of Kerkrade
 Koggenland 1598 North Holland 22,940 286/km2 (740/sq mi) 80.32 km2 (31.01 sq mi) Location of Koggenland
 Krimpen aan den IJssel 0542 South Holland 29,410 3,826/km2 (9,910/sq mi) 7.69 km2 (2.97 sq mi) Location of Krimpen aan den IJssel
 Krimpenerwaard 1931 South Holland 56,622 382/km2 (990/sq mi) 148.4 km2 (57.30 sq mi) Location of Krimpenerwaard
 Laarbeek 1659 North Brabant 22,805 412/km2 (1,070/sq mi) 55.35 km2 (21.37 sq mi) Location of Laarbeek
 Landerd 1685 North Brabant 15,817 225/km2 (580/sq mi) 70.35 km2 (27.16 sq mi) Location of Landerd
 Landgraaf 0882 Limburg 37,262 1,516/km2 (3,930/sq mi) 24.58 km2 (9.49 sq mi) Location of Landgraaf
 Landsmeer 0415 North Holland 11,565 513/km2 (1,330/sq mi) 22.53 km2 (8.70 sq mi) Location of Landsmeer
 Langedijk 0416 North Holland 28,335 1,186/km2 (3,070/sq mi) 23.88 km2 (9.22 sq mi) Location of Langedijk
 Lansingerland 1621 South Holland 63,363 1,186/km2 (3,070/sq mi) 53.42 km2 (20.63 sq mi) Location of Lansingerland
 Laren 0417 North Holland 11,398 918/km2 (2,380/sq mi) 12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi) Location of Laren
 Leeuwarden 0080 Friesland 124,481 523/km2 (1,350/sq mi) 237.82 km2 (91.82 sq mi) Location of Leeuwarden
 Leiden 0546 South Holland 124,093 5,664/km2 (14,670/sq mi) 21.91 km2 (8.46 sq mi) Location of Leiden
 Leiderdorp 0547 South Holland 27,377 2,365/km2 (6,130/sq mi) 11.58 km2 (4.47 sq mi) Location of Leiderdorp
 Leidschendam-Voorburg 1916 South Holland 76,433 2,348/km2 (6,080/sq mi) 32.55 km2 (12.57 sq mi) Location of Leidschendam-Voorburg
 Lelystad 0995 Flevoland 79,811 347/km2 (900/sq mi) 230.32 km2 (88.93 sq mi) Location of Lelystad
 Leudal 1640 Limburg 36,045 222/km2 (570/sq mi) 162.73 km2 (62.83 sq mi) Location of Leudal
 Leusden 0327 Utrecht 30,544 522/km2 (1,350/sq mi) 58.54 km2 (22.60 sq mi) Location of Leusden
 Lingewaard 1705 Gelderland 46,822 755/km2 (1,960/sq mi) 62 km2 (23.94 sq mi) Location of Lingewaard
 Lisse 0553 South Holland 22,982 1,465/km2 (3,790/sq mi) 15.69 km2 (6.06 sq mi) Location of Lisse
 Lochem 0262 Gelderland 33,948 159/km2 (410/sq mi) 213.03 km2 (82.25 sq mi) Location of Lochem
 Loon op Zand 0809 North Brabant 23,504 471/km2 (1,220/sq mi) 49.94 km2 (19.28 sq mi) Location of Loon op Zand
 Lopik 0331 Utrecht 14,456 191/km2 (490/sq mi) 75.57 km2 (29.18 sq mi) Location of Lopik
 Losser 0168 Overijssel 22,888 232/km2 (600/sq mi) 98.76 km2 (38.13 sq mi) Location of Losser
 Maasdriel 0263 Gelderland 25,452 385/km2 (1,000/sq mi) 66.11 km2 (25.53 sq mi) Location of Maasdriel
 Maasgouw 1641 Limburg 23,947 524/km2 (1,360/sq mi) 45.71 km2 (17.65 sq mi) Location of Maasgouw
 Maassluis 0556 South Holland 33,567 3,960/km2 (10,300/sq mi) 8.48 km2 (3.27 sq mi) Location of Maassluis
 Maastricht 0935 Limburg 120,227 2,147/km2 (5,560/sq mi) 55.99 km2 (21.62 sq mi) Location of Maastricht
 Medemblik 0420 North Holland 45,165 372/km2 (960/sq mi) 121.42 km2 (46.88 sq mi) Location of Medemblik
 Meerssen 0938 Limburg 18,661 692/km2 (1,790/sq mi) 26.96 km2 (10.41 sq mi) Location of Meerssen
 Meierijstad 1948 North Brabant 81,647 444/km2 (1,150/sq mi) 184.09 km2 (71.08 sq mi) Location of Meierijstad
 Meppel 0119 Drenthe 34,386 619/km2 (1,600/sq mi) 55.53 km2 (21.44 sq mi) Location of Meppel
 Middelburg 0687 Zeeland 48,964 1,011/km2 (2,620/sq mi) 48.42 km2 (18.70 sq mi) Location of Middelburg
 Midden-Delfland 1842 South Holland 19,414 411/km2 (1,060/sq mi) 47.19 km2 (18.22 sq mi) Location of Midden-Delfland
 Midden-Drenthe 1731 Drenthe 33,381 98/km2 (250/sq mi) 340.51 km2 (131.47 sq mi) Location of Midden-Drenthe
 Midden-Groningen 1952 Groningen 60,726 217/km2 (560/sq mi) 280 km2 (108.11 sq mi) Location of Midden-Groningen
 Mill en Sint Hubert 0815 North Brabant 11,004 211/km2 (550/sq mi) 52.23 km2 (20.17 sq mi) Location of Mill en Sint Hubert
 Moerdijk 1709 North Brabant 37,185 234/km2 (610/sq mi) 159.15 km2 (61.45 sq mi) Location of Moerdijk
 Molenlanden 1978 South Holland 44,130 243/km2 (630/sq mi) 181.73 km2 (70.17 sq mi) Location of Molenlanden
 Montferland 1955 Gelderland 36,031 341/km2 (880/sq mi) 105.7 km2 (40.81 sq mi) Location of Montferland
 Montfoort 0335 Utrecht 13,896 370/km2 (960/sq mi) 37.57 km2 (14.51 sq mi) Location of Montfoort
 Mook en Middelaar 0944 Limburg 7,909 455/km2 (1,180/sq mi) 17.38 km2 (6.71 sq mi) Location of Mook en Middelaar
 Neder-Betuwe 1740 Gelderland 24,648 411/km2 (1,060/sq mi) 59.98 km2 (23.16 sq mi) Location of Neder-Betuwe
 Nederweert 0946 Limburg 17,171 172/km2 (450/sq mi) 99.98 km2 (38.60 sq mi) Location of Nederweert
 Nieuwegein 0356 Utrecht 63,866 2,717/km2 (7,040/sq mi) 23.51 km2 (9.08 sq mi) Location of Nieuwegein
 Nieuwkoop 0569 South Holland 29,151 373/km2 (970/sq mi) 78.05 km2 (30.14 sq mi) Location of Nieuwkoop
 Nijkerk 0267 Gelderland 43,600 629/km2 (1,630/sq mi) 69.34 km2 (26.77 sq mi) Location of Nijkerk
 Nijmegen 0268 Gelderland 177,359 3,341/km2 (8,650/sq mi) 53.09 km2 (20.50 sq mi) Location of Nijmegen
 Nissewaard 1930 South Holland 85,440 1,161/km2 (3,010/sq mi) 73.58 km2 (28.41 sq mi) Location of Nissewaard
 Noardeast-Fryslân 1970 Friesland 45,481 120/km2 (310/sq mi) 377.83 km2 (145.88 sq mi) Location of Noardeast-Fryslân
 Noord-Beveland 1695 Zeeland 7,581 88/km2 (230/sq mi) 85.96 km2 (33.19 sq mi) Location of Noord-Beveland
 Noordenveld 1699 Drenthe 31,214 157/km2 (410/sq mi) 199.41 km2 (76.99 sq mi) Location of Noordenveld
 Noordoostpolder 0171 Flevoland 47,583 104/km2 (270/sq mi) 458.17 km2 (176.90 sq mi) Location of Noordoostpolder
 Noordwijk 0575 South Holland 44,062 755/km2 (1,960/sq mi) 58.37 km2 (22.54 sq mi) Location of Noordwijk
 Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten 0820 North Brabant 23,702 703/km2 (1,820/sq mi) 33.71 km2 (13.02 sq mi) Location of Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten
 Nunspeet 0302 Gelderland 28,021 218/km2 (560/sq mi) 128.74 km2 (49.71 sq mi) Location of Nunspeet
 Oegstgeest 0579 South Holland 25,064 3,430/km2 (8,900/sq mi) 7.31 km2 (2.82 sq mi) Location of Oegstgeest
 Oirschot 0823 North Brabant 18,842 185/km2 (480/sq mi) 101.78 km2 (39.30 sq mi) Location of Oirschot
 Oisterwijk 0824 North Brabant 32,373 404/km2 (1,050/sq mi) 80.11 km2 (30.93 sq mi) Location of Oisterwijk
 Oldambt 1895 Groningen 38,277 169/km2 (440/sq mi) 226.66 km2 (87.51 sq mi) Location of Oldambt
 Oldebroek 0269 Gelderland 23,760 243/km2 (630/sq mi) 97.65 km2 (37.70 sq mi) Location of Oldebroek
 Oldenzaal 0173 Overijssel 31,701 1,471/km2 (3,810/sq mi) 21.55 km2 (8.32 sq mi) Location of Oldenzaal
 Olst-Wijhe 1773 Overijssel 18,361 161/km2 (420/sq mi) 113.84 km2 (43.95 sq mi) Location of Olst-Wijhe
 Ommen 0175 Overijssel 18,295 102/km2 (260/sq mi) 179.9 km2 (69.46 sq mi) Location of Ommen
 Oost Gelre 1586 Gelderland 29,574 269/km2 (700/sq mi) 109.93 km2 (42.44 sq mi) Location of Oost Gelre
 Oosterhout 0826 North Brabant 56,206 786/km2 (2,040/sq mi) 71.47 km2 (27.59 sq mi) Location of Oosterhout
 Ooststellingwerf 0085 Friesland 25,464 114/km2 (300/sq mi) 223.42 km2 (86.26 sq mi) Location of Ooststellingwerf
 Oostzaan 0431 North Holland 9,689 841/km2 (2,180/sq mi) 11.53 km2 (4.45 sq mi) Location of Oostzaan
 Opmeer 0432 North Holland 12,009 289/km2 (750/sq mi) 41.5 km2 (16.02 sq mi) Location of Opmeer
 Opsterland 0086 Friesland 29,812 133/km2 (340/sq mi) 224.4 km2 (86.64 sq mi) Location of Opsterland
 Oss 0828 North Brabant 92,526 567/km2 (1,470/sq mi) 163.16 km2 (63.00 sq mi) Location of Oss
 Oude IJsselstreek 1509 Gelderland 39,346 289/km2 (750/sq mi) 136.15 km2 (52.57 sq mi) Location of Oude IJsselstreek
 Ouder-Amstel 0437 North Holland 14,125 587/km2 (1,520/sq mi) 24.08 km2 (9.30 sq mi) Location of Ouder-Amstel
 Oudewater 0589 Utrecht 10,138 261/km2 (680/sq mi) 38.9 km2 (15.02 sq mi) Location of Oudewater
 Overbetuwe 1734 Gelderland 48,214 442/km2 (1,140/sq mi) 109.19 km2 (42.16 sq mi) Location of Overbetuwe
 Papendrecht 0590 South Holland 32,171 3,418/km2 (8,850/sq mi) 9.41 km2 (3.63 sq mi) Location of Papendrecht
 Peel en Maas 1894 Limburg 43,660 274/km2 (710/sq mi) 159.37 km2 (61.53 sq mi) Location of Peel en Maas
 Pekela 0765 Groningen 12,176 248/km2 (640/sq mi) 49.04 km2 (18.93 sq mi) Location of Pekela
 Pijnacker-Nootdorp 1926 South Holland 55,674 1,501/km2 (3,890/sq mi) 37.08 km2 (14.32 sq mi) Location of Pijnacker-Nootdorp
 Purmerend 0439 North Holland 81,683 3,528/km2 (9,140/sq mi) 23.15 km2 (8.94 sq mi) Location of Purmerend
 Putten 0273 Gelderland 24,365 286/km2 (740/sq mi) 85.22 km2 (32.90 sq mi) Location of Putten
 Raalte 0177 Overijssel 37,911 222/km2 (570/sq mi) 170.99 km2 (66.02 sq mi) Location of Raalte
 Reimerswaal 0703 Zeeland 22,896 225/km2 (580/sq mi) 101.8 km2 (39.31 sq mi) Location of Reimerswaal
 Renkum 0274 Gelderland 31,417 684/km2 (1,770/sq mi) 45.95 km2 (17.74 sq mi) Location of Renkum
 Renswoude 0339 Utrecht 5,556 302/km2 (780/sq mi) 18.4 km2 (7.10 sq mi) Location of Renswoude
 Reusel-De Mierden 1667 North Brabant 13,127 169/km2 (440/sq mi) 77.88 km2 (30.07 sq mi) Location of Reusel-De Mierden
 Rheden 0275 Gelderland 43,525 532/km2 (1,380/sq mi) 81.74 km2 (31.56 sq mi) Location of Rheden
 Rhenen 0340 Utrecht 20,203 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi) 42.08 km2 (16.25 sq mi) Location of Rhenen
 Ridderkerk 0597 South Holland 46,671 1,968/km2 (5,100/sq mi) 23.72 km2 (9.16 sq mi) Location of Ridderkerk
 Rijssen-Holten 1742 Overijssel 38,204 406/km2 (1,050/sq mi) 94.13 km2 (36.34 sq mi) Location of Rijssen-Holten
 Rijswijk 0603 South Holland 55,220 3,956/km2 (10,250/sq mi) 13.96 km2 (5.39 sq mi) Location of Rijswijk
 Roerdalen 1669 Limburg 20,580 233/km2 (600/sq mi) 88.21 km2 (34.06 sq mi) Location of Roerdalen
 Roermond 0957 Limburg 58,763 966/km2 (2,500/sq mi) 60.81 km2 (23.48 sq mi) Location of Roermond
 Roosendaal 1674 North Brabant 77,200 725/km2 (1,880/sq mi) 106.5 km2 (41.12 sq mi) Location of Roosendaal
 Rotterdam 0599 South Holland 651,631 2,995/km2 (7,760/sq mi) 217.55 km2 (84.00 sq mi) Location of Rotterdam
 Rozendaal 0277 Gelderland 1,726 62/km2 (160/sq mi) 27.9 km2 (10.77 sq mi) Location of Rozendaal
 Rucphen 0840 North Brabant 23,080 358/km2 (930/sq mi) 64.41 km2 (24.87 sq mi) Location of Rucphen
 Schagen 0441 North Holland 46,532 277/km2 (720/sq mi) 168.25 km2 (64.96 sq mi) Location of Schagen
 Scherpenzeel 0279 Gelderland 10,128 735/km2 (1,900/sq mi) 13.79 km2 (5.32 sq mi) Location of Scherpenzeel
 Schiedam 0606 South Holland 79,279 4,448/km2 (11,520/sq mi) 17.82 km2 (6.88 sq mi) Location of Schiedam
 Schiermonnikoog 0088 Friesland 931 23/km2 (60/sq mi) 40.76 km2 (15.74 sq mi) Location of Schiermonnikoog
 Schouwen-Duiveland 1676 Zeeland 34,065 148/km2 (380/sq mi) 229.65 km2 (88.67 sq mi) Location of Schouwen-Duiveland
 Simpelveld 0965 Limburg 10,477 654/km2 (1,690/sq mi) 16.03 km2 (6.19 sq mi) Location of Simpelveld
 Sint Anthonis 1702 North Brabant 11,691 118/km2 (310/sq mi) 99.27 km2 (38.33 sq mi) Location of Sint Anthonis
 Sint-Michielsgestel 0845 North Brabant 29,498 505/km2 (1,310/sq mi) 58.38 km2 (22.54 sq mi) Location of Sint-Michielsgestel
 Sittard-Geleen 1883 Limburg 91,743 1,161/km2 (3,010/sq mi) 79.01 km2 (30.51 sq mi) Location of Sittard-Geleen
 Sliedrecht 0610 South Holland 25,597 1,994/km2 (5,160/sq mi) 12.84 km2 (4.96 sq mi) Location of Sliedrecht
 Sluis 1714 Zeeland 23,166 83/km2 (210/sq mi) 279.36 km2 (107.86 sq mi) Location of Sluis
 Smallingerland 0090 Friesland 56,040 478/km2 (1,240/sq mi) 117.31 km2 (45.29 sq mi) Location of Smallingerland
 Soest 0342 Utrecht 46,906 1,014/km2 (2,630/sq mi) 46.24 km2 (17.85 sq mi) Location of Soest
 Someren 0847 North Brabant 19,428 242/km2 (630/sq mi) 80.27 km2 (30.99 sq mi) Location of Someren
 Son en Breugel 0848 North Brabant 17,552 676/km2 (1,750/sq mi) 25.95 km2 (10.02 sq mi) Location of Son en Breugel
 Stadskanaal 0037 Groningen 31,754 270/km2 (700/sq mi) 117.64 km2 (45.42 sq mi) Location of Stadskanaal
 Staphorst 0180 Overijssel 17,261 129/km2 (330/sq mi) 133.99 km2 (51.73 sq mi) Location of Staphorst
 Stede Broec 0532 North Holland 21,743 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi) 14.5 km2 (5.60 sq mi) Location of Stede Broec
 Steenbergen 0851 North Brabant 24,310 166/km2 (430/sq mi) 146.43 km2 (56.54 sq mi) Location of Steenbergen
 Steenwijkerland 1708 Overijssel 44,341 154/km2 (400/sq mi) 288.27 km2 (111.30 sq mi) Location of Steenwijkerland
 Stein 0971 Limburg 24,875 1,180/km2 (3,100/sq mi) 21.08 km2 (8.14 sq mi) Location of Stein
 Stichtse Vecht 1904 Utrecht 65,108 678/km2 (1,760/sq mi) 96.1 km2 (37.10 sq mi) Location of Stichtse Vecht
 Súdwest-Fryslân 1900 Friesland 89,999 172/km2 (450/sq mi) 523.01 km2 (201.94 sq mi) Location of Súdwest-Fryslân
 Terneuzen 0715 Zeeland 54,463 218/km2 (560/sq mi) 250.38 km2 (96.67 sq mi) Location of Terneuzen
 Terschelling 0093 Friesland 4,870 57/km2 (150/sq mi) 85.26 km2 (32.92 sq mi) Location of Terschelling
 Texel 0448 North Holland 13,656 84/km2 (220/sq mi) 162 km2 (62.55 sq mi) Location of Texel
 Teylingen 1525 South Holland 37,791 1,331/km2 (3,450/sq mi) 28.38 km2 (10.96 sq mi) Location of Teylingen
 The Hague 0518 South Holland 548,320 6,650/km2 (17,200/sq mi) 82.45 km2 (31.83 sq mi) Location of The Hague
 Tholen 0716 Zeeland 26,085 178/km2 (460/sq mi) 146.71 km2 (56.65 sq mi) Location of Tholen
 Tiel 0281 Gelderland 41,920 1,275/km2 (3,300/sq mi) 32.88 km2 (12.70 sq mi) Location of Tiel
 Tilburg 0855 North Brabant 221,947 1,762/km2 (4,560/sq mi) 125.96 km2 (48.63 sq mi) Location of Tilburg
 Tubbergen 0183 Overijssel 21,315 145/km2 (380/sq mi) 147 km2 (56.76 sq mi) Location of Tubbergen
 Twenterand 1700 Overijssel 33,699 317/km2 (820/sq mi) 106.17 km2 (40.99 sq mi) Location of Twenterand
 Tynaarlo 1730 Drenthe 33,978 238/km2 (620/sq mi) 143 km2 (55.21 sq mi) Location of Tynaarlo
 Tytsjerksteradiel 0737 Friesland 32,060 215/km2 (560/sq mi) 148.86 km2 (57.48 sq mi) Location of Tytsjerksteradiel
 Uden 0856 North Brabant 42,291 631/km2 (1,630/sq mi) 67 km2 (25.87 sq mi) Location of Uden
 Uitgeest 0450 North Holland 13,632 711/km2 (1,840/sq mi) 19.16 km2 (7.40 sq mi) Location of Uitgeest
 Uithoorn 0451 North Holland 30,206 1,665/km2 (4,310/sq mi) 18.14 km2 (7.00 sq mi) Location of Uithoorn
 Urk 0184 Flevoland 21,227 1,614/km2 (4,180/sq mi) 13.15 km2 (5.08 sq mi) Location of Urk
 Utrecht 0344 Utrecht 359,370 3,830/km2 (9,900/sq mi) 93.83 km2 (36.23 sq mi) Location of Utrecht
 Utrechtse Heuvelrug 1581 Utrecht 49,946 378/km2 (980/sq mi) 132.01 km2 (50.97 sq mi) Location of Utrechtse Heuvelrug
 Vaals 0981 Limburg 10,084 422/km2 (1,090/sq mi) 23.89 km2 (9.22 sq mi) Location of Vaals
 Valkenburg aan de Geul 0994 Limburg 16,365 446/km2 (1,160/sq mi) 36.73 km2 (14.18 sq mi) Location of Valkenburg aan de Geul
 Valkenswaard 0858 North Brabant 31,221 569/km2 (1,470/sq mi) 54.92 km2 (21.20 sq mi) Location of Valkenswaard
 Veendam 0047 Groningen 27,417 361/km2 (930/sq mi) 76 km2 (29.34 sq mi) Location of Veendam
 Veenendaal 0345 Utrecht 66,912 3,438/km2 (8,900/sq mi) 19.46 km2 (7.51 sq mi) Location of Veenendaal
 Veere 0717 Zeeland 21,953 166/km2 (430/sq mi) 132.56 km2 (51.18 sq mi) Location of Veere
 Veldhoven 0861 North Brabant 45,500 1,436/km2 (3,720/sq mi) 31.69 km2 (12.24 sq mi) Location of Veldhoven
 Velsen 0453 North Holland 68,617 1,518/km2 (3,930/sq mi) 45.2 km2 (17.45 sq mi) Location of Velsen
 Venlo 0983 Limburg 101,988 821/km2 (2,130/sq mi) 124.25 km2 (47.97 sq mi) Location of Venlo
 Venray 0984 Limburg 43,713 268/km2 (690/sq mi) 163.27 km2 (63.04 sq mi) Location of Venray
 Vijfheerenlanden 1961 Utrecht 57,829 395/km2 (1,020/sq mi) 146.41 km2 (56.53 sq mi) Location of Vijfheerenlanden
 Vlaardingen 0622 South Holland 73,924 3,137/km2 (8,120/sq mi) 23.57 km2 (9.10 sq mi) Location of Vlaardingen
 Vlieland 0096 Friesland 1,194 31/km2 (80/sq mi) 39.15 km2 (15.12 sq mi) Location of Vlieland
 Vlissingen 0718 Zeeland 44,358 1,293/km2 (3,350/sq mi) 34.31 km2 (13.25 sq mi) Location of Vlissingen
 Voerendaal 0986 Limburg 12,466 396/km2 (1,030/sq mi) 31.51 km2 (12.17 sq mi) Location of Voerendaal
 Voorschoten 0626 South Holland 25,650 2,302/km2 (5,960/sq mi) 11.14 km2 (4.30 sq mi) Location of Voorschoten
 Voorst 0285 Gelderland 24,790 202/km2 (520/sq mi) 122.97 km2 (47.48 sq mi) Location of Voorst
 Vught 0865 North Brabant 31,669 527/km2 (1,360/sq mi) 60.05 km2 (23.19 sq mi) Location of Vught
 Waadhoeke 1949 Friesland 46,149 162/km2 (420/sq mi) 285.42 km2 (110.20 sq mi) Location of Waadhoeke
 Waalre 0866 North Brabant 17,544 784/km2 (2,030/sq mi) 22.39 km2 (8.64 sq mi) Location of Waalre
 Waalwijk 0867 North Brabant 48,815 756/km2 (1,960/sq mi) 64.58 km2 (24.93 sq mi) Location of Waalwijk
 Waddinxveen 0627 South Holland 30,479 1,097/km2 (2,840/sq mi) 27.77 km2 (10.72 sq mi) Location of Waddinxveen
 Wageningen 0289 Gelderland 39,635 1,303/km2 (3,370/sq mi) 30.42 km2 (11.75 sq mi) Location of Wageningen
 Wassenaar 0629 South Holland 26,949 527/km2 (1,360/sq mi) 51.11 km2 (19.73 sq mi) Location of Wassenaar
 Waterland 0852 North Holland 17,312 332/km2 (860/sq mi) 52.11 km2 (20.12 sq mi) Location of Waterland
 Weert 0988 Limburg 50,011 479/km2 (1,240/sq mi) 104.32 km2 (40.28 sq mi) Location of Weert
 Weesp 0457 North Holland 20,445 897/km2 (2,320/sq mi) 22.79 km2 (8.80 sq mi) Location of Weesp
 West Betuwe 1960 Gelderland 51,496 238/km2 (620/sq mi) 216.12 km2 (83.44 sq mi) Location of West Betuwe
 West Maas en Waal 0668 Gelderland 19,581 255/km2 (660/sq mi) 76.76 km2 (29.64 sq mi) Location of West Maas en Waal
 Westerkwartier 1969 Groningen 63,678 176/km2 (460/sq mi) 362.69 km2 (140.04 sq mi) Location of Westerkwartier
 Westerveld 1701 Drenthe 19,661 71/km2 (180/sq mi) 278.35 km2 (107.47 sq mi) Location of Westerveld
 Westervoort 0293 Gelderland 15,014 2,136/km2 (5,530/sq mi) 7.03 km2 (2.71 sq mi) Location of Westervoort
 Westerwolde 1950 Groningen 26,215 95/km2 (250/sq mi) 275.67 km2 (106.44 sq mi) Location of Westerwolde
 Westland 1783 South Holland 111,382 1,370/km2 (3,500/sq mi) 81.27 km2 (31.38 sq mi) Location of Westland
 Weststellingwerf 0098 Friesland 26,130 119/km2 (310/sq mi) 220.3 km2 (85.06 sq mi) Location of Weststellingwerf
 Westvoorne 0614 South Holland 14,900 280/km2 (730/sq mi) 53.18 km2 (20.53 sq mi) Location of Westvoorne
 Wierden 0189 Overijssel 24,538 259/km2 (670/sq mi) 94.63 km2 (36.54 sq mi) Location of Wierden
 Wijchen 0296 Gelderland 41,261 624/km2 (1,620/sq mi) 66.18 km2 (25.55 sq mi) Location of Wijchen
 Wijdemeren 1696 North Holland 24,463 514/km2 (1,330/sq mi) 47.6 km2 (18.38 sq mi) Location of Wijdemeren
 Wijk bij Duurstede 0352 Utrecht 23,925 502/km2 (1,300/sq mi) 47.62 km2 (18.39 sq mi) Location of Wijk bij Duurstede
 Winterswijk 0294 Gelderland 29,022 210/km2 (540/sq mi) 138.14 km2 (53.34 sq mi) Location of Winterswijk
 Woensdrecht 0873 North Brabant 22,028 240/km2 (620/sq mi) 91.66 km2 (35.39 sq mi) Location of Woensdrecht
 Woerden 0632 Utrecht 52,694 595/km2 (1,540/sq mi) 88.57 km2 (34.20 sq mi) Location of Woerden
 Wormerland 0880 North Holland 16,333 423/km2 (1,100/sq mi) 38.59 km2 (14.90 sq mi) Location of Wormerland
 Woudenberg 0351 Utrecht 13,639 373/km2 (970/sq mi) 36.53 km2 (14.10 sq mi) Location of Woudenberg
 Zaanstad 0479 North Holland 156,901 2,124/km2 (5,500/sq mi) 73.87 km2 (28.52 sq mi) Location of Zaanstad
 Zaltbommel 0297 Gelderland 29,447 371/km2 (960/sq mi) 79.38 km2 (30.65 sq mi) Location of Zaltbommel
 Zandvoort 0473 North Holland 17,168 535/km2 (1,390/sq mi) 32.12 km2 (12.40 sq mi) Location of Zandvoort
 Zeewolde 0050 Flevoland 22,879 93/km2 (240/sq mi) 247.23 km2 (95.46 sq mi) Location of Zeewolde
 Zeist 0355 Utrecht 65,043 1,341/km2 (3,470/sq mi) 48.51 km2 (18.73 sq mi) Location of Zeist
 Zevenaar 0299 Gelderland 44,096 476/km2 (1,230/sq mi) 92.6 km2 (35.75 sq mi) Location of Zevenaar
 Zoetermeer 0637 South Holland 125,267 3,637/km2 (9,420/sq mi) 34.45 km2 (13.30 sq mi) Location of Zoetermeer
 Zoeterwoude 0638 South Holland 8,843 417/km2 (1,080/sq mi) 21.19 km2 (8.18 sq mi) Location of Zoeterwoude
 Zuidplas 1892 South Holland 45,064 777/km2 (2,010/sq mi) 58.02 km2 (22.40 sq mi) Location of Zuidplas
 Zundert 0879 North Brabant 21,988 182/km2 (470/sq mi) 120.65 km2 (46.58 sq mi) Location of Zundert
 Zutphen 0301 Gelderland 48,111 1,175/km2 (3,040/sq mi) 40.95 km2 (15.81 sq mi) Location of Zutphen
 Zwartewaterland 1896 Overijssel 22,823 277/km2 (720/sq mi) 82.49 km2 (31.85 sq mi) Location of Zwartewaterland
 Zwijndrecht 0642 South Holland 44,775 2,206/km2 (5,710/sq mi) 20.3 km2 (7.84 sq mi) Location of Zwijndrecht
 Zwolle 0193 Overijssel 129,840 1,169/km2 (3,030/sq mi) 111.1 km2 (42.90 sq mi) Location of Zwolle

Special municipalities[edit]

Municipality Capital Population[e][27] Population density[f] Area[g][28] Map
 Bonaire Kralendijk 20,915 73/km2 (190/sq mi) 288 km2 (111.20 sq mi) Location of Bonaire
 Saba The Bottom 1,933 149/km2 (390/sq mi) 13 km2 (5.02 sq mi) Location of Saba
 Sint Eustatius Oranjestad 3,139 149/km2 (390/sq mi) 21 km2 (8.11 sq mi) Location of Sint Eustatius

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Municipalities as of 1 January 2021.
  2. ^ Population as of 1 January 2021.
  3. ^ Population density as of 1 January 2021.
  4. ^ Land area as of 1 January 2021.
  5. ^ Population as of January 2020
  6. ^ The population density is calculated by dividing the population by the area for each special municipality.
  7. ^ Area as of 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2021" [Municipalities on 1 January 2021]. CBS Classifications (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Central government, provinces, municipalities and water authorities". government.nl. Government of the Netherlands. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  3. ^ OECD E-Government Studies: Netherlands 2007. Paris: OECD Publishing. 28 May 2007. p. 40. ISBN 978-92-64-03029-9. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  4. ^ A.H.M. Dölle; D.J. Elzinga; J.W.M. Engels (20 September 2004). "Algemene bevoegdheids- en omgangsbepalingen" [General power and communication clauses]. Handboek van het Nederlandse gemeenterecht [Manual of Dutch municipal law] (in Dutch). Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer. pp. 143–170. ISBN 978-90-268-4169-9. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  5. ^ Figee, Edward; Eigeman, Jean; Hilterman, Frank (December 2007). "Local Government in The Netherlands" (PDF). VNG. The Hague: Drukkerij Excelsior. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Wet openbare lichamen Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba" [Public bodies act Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba]. Act No. 345 of 10 October 2010 (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  7. ^ Article 129, Constitution of the Netherlands. Retrieved on 24 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Gemeentewet" [Municipalities Act]. Article 8, Act No. 96 of 14 February 1992 (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Gemeentewet" [Municipalities Act]. Article 61.1 and 35.1, Act No. 96 of 14 February 1992 (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  10. ^ A.H.M. Dölle; D.J. Elzinga; J.W.M. Engels (20 September 2004). "De samenstelling van het college" [Members of the board]. Handboek van het Nederlandse gemeenterecht [Manual of Dutch municipal law] (in Dutch). Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer. pp. 233–252. ISBN 978-90-268-4169-9. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Municipal government". government.nl. Government of the Netherlands. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  12. ^ a b Ekamper, Peter; van der Erf, Rob; van der Gaag, Nicole; Henkes, Kène; van Imhoff, Evert; van Poppel, Frans (2003). "Chapter: Provincies en gemeenten, 1850-2000" [Provinces and municipalities, 1850-2000]. Bevolkingsatlas van Nederland: demografische ontwikkelingen van 1850 tot heden [Population atlas of the Netherlands: demographic developments from 1850 to now] (in Dutch). Rijswijk: Uitgeverij Elmar. pp. 21–27. ISBN 9038913648. Archived from the original (link to PDF) on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  13. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2019" [Municipalities on 1 January 2019]. CBS Classifications (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  14. ^ a b Beeckman, Duncan; van der Bie, Ronald (2005). "Een eeuw gemeentelijke herindelingen" [A century of municipal mergers] (PDF). Bevolkingstrends (in Dutch). Heerlen/Voorburg: CBS. 53 (2): 63–64. ISSN 1571-0998. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-29. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Gemeentelijke herindeling" [Municipal mergers]. rijksoverheid.nl (in Dutch). Government of the Netherlands. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  16. ^ "Wet van 7 februari 2013 tot wijziging van de Gemeentewet en enige andere wetten in verband met het afschaffen van de bevoegdheid van gemeentebesturen om deelgemeenten in te stellen" [Act of 7 February 2013 to change the Municipalities Act and other Act in relation to the dissolution of the power of municipalities to form submunicipalities]. Act No. 76 of 28 February 2013 (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  17. ^ "Amsterdam stadsdelen" (in Dutch). Gemeente Amsterdam. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  18. ^ "Rotterdam deelgemeenten" (in Dutch). Gemeente Rotterdam. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  19. ^ "The Hague stadsdelen" (in Dutch). Gemeente The Hague. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  20. ^ "Almere stadsdelen" (in Dutch). Gemeente Almere. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  21. ^ "Eindhoven stadsdelen" (in Dutch). Gemeente Eindhoven. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  22. ^ "Groningen stadsdelen" (in Dutch). Gemeente Groningen. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  23. ^ "Nijmegen stadsdelen" (in Dutch). Website www.nijmegencity.nl. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  24. ^ "Statistische gegevens" (in Dutch). Gemeente Tilburg. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  25. ^ "Kerncijfers Wijken en Buurten" [Key figures for districts and neighbourhoods]. Methods:Data collection (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  26. ^ a b c "Regionale kerncijfers Nederland" [Regional key figures Netherlands]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 18 August 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  27. ^ "Population of Dutch Caribbean (1 January); sex, age". CBS Statline. CBS. 15 April 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  28. ^ Referentiekader Caribisch Nederland met bijlagen [Reference frame Caribbean Netherlands with appendices] (Technical report) (in Dutch). IdeeVersa. 20 February 2012. pp. 25–27. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 June 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013.

External links[edit]