Lijnden is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, and lies about 10 km west of Amsterdam.

Pumping station Lijnden
Pumping station Lijnden
Lijnden is located in Netherlands
Location in the Netherlands
Lijnden is located in North Holland
Location in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°21′N 4°45′E / 52.350°N 4.750°E / 52.350; 4.750Coordinates: 52°21′N 4°45′E / 52.350°N 4.750°E / 52.350; 4.750
ProvinceNorth Holland
 • Total7.46 km2 (2.88 sq mi)
Elevation−3.8 m (−12.5 ft)
 • Total865
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code023


Lijnden or 'de Lijnden' is named after one of the three pumping stations, who reclaimed the municipality of Haarlemmermeer between 1848 and 1852. The village was first mentioned in 1867. Lijnden refers to Frans van Lynden van Hemmen [nl] who outlined the plan for the poldering of the Haarlemmermeer lake.[3] Lijnden developed shortly after 1852 at the intersection of the Hoofdvaart with the Ringdijk.[4]

The Catholic St Franciscus van Sales Church is a three aisled church with wooden tower which was built between 1858 and 1860 in neoclassic style. The Dutch Reformed church is an aisleless church with ridge turret which was built in 1936 and is connected to the clergy house.[4]

Lijnden located the oldest (primary) school of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer: School 1.[5] This school, established in 1861, was closed again in 1994 because of a lack of pupils.

Corendon Dutch Airlines has its head office in Lijnden.[6] Lijnden also has the Amsterdam branch office of Corendon Airlines.[7]



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 30 April 2022. two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 1175KC". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Lijnden - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b Ronald Stenvert & Saskia van Ginkel-Meester (2006). "Lijnden" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Lijnden". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Contact." Corendon Dutch Airlines. Retrieved on 17 February 2012. "Corendon Dutch Airlines Singaporestraat 82 1175 RA LIJNDEN"
  7. ^ "Contact Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine." Corendon Airlines. Retrieved on 17 February 2012. "CORENDON Amsterdam Branch Office Address: LIJNDEN - NEDERLAND"

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