Zwijndrecht, Netherlands

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Zwijndrecht across the Oude Maas
Zwijndrecht across the Oude Maas
Flag of Zwijndrecht
Coat of arms of Zwijndrecht
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Zwijndrecht in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°49′N 4°39′E / 51.817°N 4.650°E / 51.817; 4.650Coordinates: 51°49′N 4°39′E / 51.817°N 4.650°E / 51.817; 4.650
ProvinceSouth Holland
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorDominic Schrijer (PvdA)
 • Total22.77 km2 (8.79 sq mi)
 • Land20.35 km2 (7.86 sq mi)
 • Water2.42 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Elevation−1 m (−3 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total44,454
 • Density2,184/km2 (5,660/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code078
Dutch Topographic map of Zwijndrecht, Sept. 2014

Zwijndrecht (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzʋɛi̯ndrɛxt] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands. It is located in the province of South Holland, at the southern tip of the island of IJsselmonde, and at the confluence of the rivers Oude Maas, Beneden-Merwede, and Noord.


The town of Zwijndrecht is one of the "Drecht" cities. Part of the suburban zone south of Rotterdam, it has grown from around 6,000 inhabitants in 1960, to about 45,000 today.

Since 2003, the municipality of Zwijndrecht also includes the villages of Heerjansdam and Kleine-Lindt. It had a population of 44,454 in 2017.

Zwijndrecht has the highest concentration of Estonians in the Netherlands.[5]

The Evangelical Theological Academy is located here.


The town is served by a railway station of the same name (Station Zwijndrecht).

By train you go north to Rotterdam and The Hague, and south it takes you to either Breda or Roosendaal.

Water bus routes 21 and 24 both stop at (Zwijndrecht Veerplein), connecting it with the following:

The road buses are operated by Qbuzz. Routes connect to Dordrecht, Rotterdam and other places in the Drechtsteden.

Notable people[edit]


Twin cities[edit]

Zwijndrecht is currently twinned with:[7]

City Country Since
Norderstedt Germany Germany 1981
Poprad Slovakia Slovakia 2000
Zwijndrecht Belgium Belgium 2004

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Samenstelling college: Collegeperiode 2010–2014" [Members of the board: 2010–2014] (in Dutch). Gemeente Zwijndrecht. Retrieved 31 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 3331BT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Welkom bij het Meertens Instituut". 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  6. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 30 April 2019
  7. ^ Stichting Internationale Contacten Zwijndrecht(Foundation for International Contacts Zwijndrecht) (in Dutch).

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