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Former municipality
Flag of Niedorp
Coat of arms of Niedorp
Coat of arms
Location of Niedorp
Coordinates: 52°44′N 4°54′E / 52.73°N 4.90°E / 52.73; 4.90Coordinates: 52°44′N 4°54′E / 52.73°N 4.90°E / 52.73; 4.90
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Hollands Kroon
 • Total 62.99 km2 (24.32 sq mi)
 • Land 61.58 km2 (23.78 sq mi)
 • Water 1.41 km2 (0.54 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 11,987
 • Density 195/km2 (510/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Ltspkr.pngNiedorp (West Frisian: Nierup) is a former municipality in the north-western Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia. Niedorp, as well as Barsingerhorn, located in the former municipality of Niedorp, received city rights in 1415. Since 2012 Niedorp is a part of the new municipality of Hollands Kroon.

Population centres[edit]

The former municipality of Niedorp consisted of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Barsingerhorn, Haringhuizen, Kolhorn, Lutjewinkel, Nieuwe Niedorp, Oude Niedorp, 't Veld, Winkel, Zijdewind.


Prehistoric settlements from the Late Neolithic were found in De Gouw and the Groetpolder. They are covered by sediment and belong to the Single Grave Culture. In 1995, these sites were submitted to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. They are currently on the tentative list.[1][2]

Local government[edit]

The former municipal council of Niedorp consisted of 15 seats, which were divided as follows:

  • PvdA - 5 seats
  • VVD - 4 seats
  • Algemeen Belang - 3 seats
  • CDA - 3 seats


  1. ^ Tentative List for the Netherlands. The World Heritage Platform. Retrieved on 2009-07-23.
  2. ^ De Gouw and de Groetpolder. UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved on 2009-07-23.

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