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Steenwijk, Overijssel, Netherlands
Bastion in the fortifications around the old city
Bastion in the fortifications around the old city
Coat of arms of Steenwijk, Overijssel, Netherlands
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 52°47′20″N 6°7′36″E / 52.78889°N 6.12667°E / 52.78889; 6.12667
Population (1 January 2007)18.655

Steenwijk is a city in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is located in the municipality of Steenwijkerland. It is the largest town of the municipality.

Steenwijk received city rights in 1327. In the Eighty Years' War (1568–1648) it was conquered by the Spaniards in 1581, but regained by the Dutch in 1592.

Steenwijk was a separate municipality until 2001, when it merged with Brederwiede and IJsselham. The new municipality was first named "Steenwijk", but was renamed in 2003 to "Steenwijkerland".[1]


Railway Station: Steenwijk



  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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Coordinates: 52°47′N 6°07′E / 52.783°N 6.117°E / 52.783; 6.117