Goedereede [ˌɣudəˈreːdə] (listen) is a little town and former municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The former municipality had a population of about 11,000 in 2010. It consisted of the west part of the island of Goeree-Overflakkee. Goedereede merged with Dirksland, Middelharnis, and Oostflakkee into the new municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee on January 1, 2013. The town have a population of about 2,000 in 2012.
Town and former municipality
|• Total||153.85 km2 (59.40 sq mi)|
|• Land||71.32 km2 (27.54 sq mi)|
|• Water||82.53 km2 (31.87 sq mi)|
(1 January 2012)
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Goedereede received city rights in 1312 from Sir Gereart van Voorne. The future Pope Adrian VI (1459–1523) was at one time pastor of the parish church of Goedereede. During a great fire in Goedereede in 1482 the old "Katharina Church" and its tower were destroyed. A new church was erected in 1512 beside the Toren van Goedereede (Goederede Tower), which still stands today. Goederede went into a long decline, losing trade to better-sited ports. There were insufficient funds to maintain the church. In 1706 the dilapidated building was pulled down, but the tower was preserved.
- Radio Goeree Lokaal - Local Radio Broadcast
- Map of Goeree-Overflakkee
- Kunststichting Goedereede - Art foundation