Waddinxveen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌʋɑdɪŋksˈfeːn] ( listen)) is a toun an municipality alang the Gouwe river in the wastren Netherlands in the province o Sooth Holland near Gouda. The municipality haed a population o 26,304 in 2004, 25.328 on New Year's Eve o 2010. an covers an aurie o 29.39 km² (o which 1.52 km² is watter).

Lift brig at Waddinxveen crossin the Gouwe
Lift brig at Waddinxveen crossin the Gouwe
Banner o Waddinxveen
Coat of airms o Waddinxveen
Coat airms
Location of Waddinxveen
Coordinates: 52°03′N 4°39′E / 52.05°N 4.65°E / 52.05; 4.65
ProvinceSooth Holland
 • Total29.39 km2 (11.35 sq mi)
 • Laund27.87 km2 (10.76 sq mi)
 • Water1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
 (1 Januar 2007)
 • Total25,867
 • Density928/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

In Waddinxveen, thare's the so-cried 'Vergeten Plek' (Dutch for 'Forgotten Place'). This is the lowest place in the Dutch polders. It's 7.01 meters ablo Amsterdam Ordnance Datum

Pairtner ceety o Waddinxveen is Pelhřimov in the Czech Republic.


The first reference tae the aurie is frae 1233, when on 20 Aprile, Floris IV, Coont o Holland, sauld an aurie o peat lands alang the Gouwe River for 200 Dutch poonds tae Nicolas o Gnepwijk, Laird o Aalsmeer an Woubrecht. The aurie wis gien the name "Waddinxvene". Acause o this event, Waddinxveen celebratit its 750-year anniversary in 1983.

Atween 1817 an 1870, Waddinxveen wis dissolvit an its aurie split intae the municipalities o Noord-Waddinxveen an Zuid-Waddinxveen.[1] Due tae further expandin, those twa municipalities reunitit intae ane.

Born in WaddinxveenEedit



  1. Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. Online edition Archived 2009-01-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. http://members.casema.nl/stamesko/dutchpainters.htm

Freemit airtinsEedit

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