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Water tower of Strijen
Water tower of Strijen
Flag of Strijen
Coat of arms of Strijen
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Strijen in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°45′N 4°33′E / 51.750°N 4.550°E / 51.750; 4.550Coordinates: 51°45′N 4°33′E / 51.750°N 4.550°E / 51.750; 4.550
ProvinceSouth Holland
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorJan Waaijer (acting) (CDA)
 • Total57.70 km2 (22.28 sq mi)
 • Land50.85 km2 (19.63 sq mi)
 • Water6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total8,784
 • Density173/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code078

Strijen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈstrɛi.ən] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality, covering an area of 57.70 km2 (22.28 sq mi) of which 6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi) is water, is located on the Hoeksche Waard island along the Hollands Diep estuary.

Strijen in 1867
Strijen in 2015

Strijen hosts a public library, swimming pool, a small shopping centre and a local museum.

Furthermore, Strijen is home to an important and welcome resting stop for migrating birds, especially geese. During winter, the endangered Eurasian spoonbill uses this area as a foraging ground.

The municipality of Strijen also includes the population centres of Cillaarshoek, De Klem, Mookhoek, Oudendijk, and Strijensas.

Notable people[edit]

Anton Corbijn


  1. ^ "College van B & W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Strijen. Archived from the original on 19 May 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 3291AK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  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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