De Ronde Venen
De Ronde Venen (pronunciation (help·info), literal meaning: 'the round peat bogs') is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. On 1 January 2011, the municipality of Abcoude was amalgamated into De Ronde Venen.
De Ronde Venen
Vinkeveen town centre
Location in Utrecht
|Established||1 January 1989|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Maarten Divendal (PvdA)|
|• Total||116.98 km2 (45.17 sq mi)|
|• Land||100.77 km2 (38.91 sq mi)|
|• Water||16.21 km2 (6.26 sq mi)|
|Elevation||−2 m (−7 ft)|
|• Density||437/km2 (1,130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Parts of 1300, 1400 and 3600 ranges
|Area code||0294, 0297|
The municipality of De Ronde Venen consists of the villages Abcoude, Amstelhoek, De Hoef, Baambrugge, Mijdrecht, Vinkeveen, Waverveen, and Wilnis, and a number of hamlets, such as Aan de Zuwe, Achterbos, and Stokkelaarsbrug.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of De Ronde Venen, June 2015
- Jan van Almeloveen (1656 in Mijdrecht – 1684) a Dutch painter, engraver and draughtsman
- Theodorus Janssonius van Almeloveen (1657 in Mijdrecht – 1712) a Dutch physician and medical editor
- Jan Willem Pieneman (1779 in Abcoude – 1853) a painter
- Werenfried van Straaten (1913 in Mijdrecht – 2003) a Dutch Roman Catholic priest and social activist
- Hans van Vliet (born 1949 in Mijdrecht) a Dutch computer scientist and academic
- Michaël Dudok de Wit (born 1953 in Abcoude) a Dutch animator, director and illustrator 
- Saskia Rao-de Haas (born 1971 in Abcoude) a virtuoso cellist and composer
- Jan Grijseels (1890 in Abcoude-Proosdij – 1961) a Dutch track and field athlete, who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics
- Gerard Maarse (1929 in Wilnis – 1989) a Dutch speed skater, competed in the 1952 & 1956 Winter Olympics
- Christine Aaftink (born 1966 in Abcoude) a retired speed skater, competed at the 1988, 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics
- Tom Cordes (born 1966 in Wilnis) a retired Dutch cyclist, competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics
- Nicolien Sauerbreij (born 1979 in De Hoef) a Dutch professional snowboarder, competed in the 2002 & 2006 Winter Olympic Games and was a gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics
- Ivo Snijders (born 1980 in Mijdrecht) a rower, competed in the 2004 & 2008 Summer Olympics
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- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 3641AL". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- IMDb Database retrieved 20 September 2019
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