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Canal access to houses
Canal access to houses
Coat of arms of Vinkeveen
Vinkeveen is located in Utrecht (province)
Location in the Netherlands
Vinkeveen is located in Netherlands
Vinkeveen (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°12′46″N 4°55′38″E / 52.21278°N 4.92722°E / 52.21278; 4.92722
MunicipalityDe Ronde Venen
 • Total25.58 km2 (9.88 sq mi)
Elevation−1.8 m (−5.9 ft)
 • Total9,485
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0297

Vinkeveen is a village in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is a part of the municipality of De Ronde Venen, and lies about 18 km south of Amsterdam.

Vinkeveen used to be a separate municipality. It merged with Waverveen in 1841, to form the municipality Vinkeveen en Waverveen. In 1989 there was a reorganisation of local governments, and Vinkeveen became a part of De Ronde Venen.[3]

Vinkeveen is best known for the Vinkeveense Plassen (Lakes of Vinkeveen), an area of lakes and sand islands east of the village. It is an important recreational area, with facilities for swimming, diving and yachting.[3] A permit is required for recreational diving in the lake. There is a marina on the north shore of the lakes.


It was first mentioned between 1395 and 1396 as Vinkenveen, and means "moorland with low quality peat".[4] The village started as a peat excavation settlement.[5] In 1840, it was home to 903 people.[3] The Catholic Holy Heart Church was built between 1880 and 1883.[5]



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 28 March 2022. two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 1427AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "Vinkeveen". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Vinkeveen - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b Ronald Stenvert & Chris Kolman (1996). "Amstelhoek" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9757 7. Retrieved 28 March 2022.

Coordinates: 52°13′N 4°56′E / 52.217°N 4.933°E / 52.217; 4.933