Coordinates: 52°13′N 5°1′E / 52.217°N 5.017°E / 52.217; 5.017
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Former municipality
Loenen aan de Vecht
Flag of Loenen
Coat of arms of Loenen
Location of Loenen
Coordinates: 52°13′N 5°1′E / 52.217°N 5.017°E / 52.217; 5.017
MunicipalityStichtse Vecht
 • Total27.32 km2 (10.55 sq mi)
 • Land25.00 km2 (9.65 sq mi)
 • Water2.32 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
 (1 January 2007)
 • Total8,222
 • Density329/km2 (850/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Loenen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlunə(n)] ) is a former municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. It was in the Vechtstreek area. On January 1, 2011, Loenen merged with Breukelen and Maarssen to form Stichtse Vecht.[1]

Population centres[edit]

The former municipality of Loenen consisted of the following cities, towns, villages and districts:


The earliest traceable mention of the game of golf refers to a game played in Loenen aan de Vecht. In his book Early Golf, Steven van Hengel [nl] describes how the game of "Colf" or "Kolf" was played in 1297 near the castle of Kronenburg. The players had to hit the castle door in as few strikes as possible from the Court House by hitting a ball with a stick.


  1. ^ "Historische Kring Loenen". Utrecht Altijd (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 June 2020.

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