The village of Vinkeveen (darkgreen) and the neighbourhood of Vinkeveen (lightgreen) in the municipality of De Ronde Venen
|Municipality||De Ronde Venen|
|Population (1 January 2006)||8,392|
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.
Vinkeveen is mainly famous 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. A permit is required for recreational diving in the lake. There is a marina on the north shore of the lakes.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Gemeente Op Maat 2004: De Ronde Venen .
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