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Former city hall of Oldenzaal
Former city hall of Oldenzaal
Flag of Oldenzaal
Coat of arms of Oldenzaal
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Oldenzaal in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°19′N 6°56′E / 52.317°N 6.933°E / 52.317; 6.933Coordinates: 52°19′N 6°56′E / 52.317°N 6.933°E / 52.317; 6.933
Country Netherlands
Province Overijssel
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Theo Schouten (PvdA)
 • Total 21.95 km2 (8.47 sq mi)
 • Land 21.55 km2 (8.32 sq mi)
 • Water 0.40 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 48 m (157 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 31,968
 • Density 1,483/km2 (3,840/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Oldenzaler, Boeskool
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 7570–7579
Area code 0541
Website www.oldenzaal.nl

Oldenzaal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɔldə(n)ˌzaːl] (About this sound listen)) is a municipality and a city in the eastern province of Overijssel in the Netherlands. It is part of the region of Twente and is close to the German border.

It received city rights in 1249. Historically, the city was part of the Hanseatic League as a subsidiary city of the fellow Hanseatic city of Deventer.

Located on the A1 motorway from Amsterdam to Germany, Oldenzaal also has a rail connection to Hengelo.


The town is served by the Oldenzaal railway station.

Dutch Topographic map of Oldenzaal (town), as of June 2014

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Burgemeester Theo Schouten" [Mayor Theo Schouten] (in Dutch). Gemeente Oldenzaal. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 7571CD". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  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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