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Church in Spanbroek
Church in Spanbroek
Flag of Opmeer
Coat of arms of Opmeer
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Opmeer in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°42′N 4°57′E / 52.700°N 4.950°E / 52.700; 4.950Coordinates: 52°42′N 4°57′E / 52.700°N 4.950°E / 52.700; 4.950
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor GertJan Nijpels (VVD)
 • Total 41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
 • Land 41.57 km2 (16.05 sq mi)
 • Water 0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (February 2017)[4]
 • Total 11,310
 • Density 272/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Opmeerder
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 1660–1663, 1715–1719
Area code 0226, 0229
Website www.opmeer.nl

Opmeer (About this sound pronunciation )(West Frisian: Opmar or Obmar) is a municipality and town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.

Population centres[edit]

The municipality of Opmeer consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Aartswoud, De Weere, Gouwe, Hoogwoud, Opmeer, Spanbroek, Wadway, Zandwerven.



Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Opmeer, June 2015

Local government[edit]

The municipal council of Opmeer consists of 15 seats, which are divided as follows:

The CDA and the Gemeentebelangen Opmeer are in a coalition government.

The town has an online portal with information on services and news.[5]


  1. ^ "college van Burgemeester en Wethouders" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Opmeer. Retrieved 20 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 1716VS". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Opmeer". 

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