Nederlek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈneːdərlɛk] (listen)) is a former municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Since 2015 it has been a part of the municipality of Krimpenerwaard.

Former municipality
Water tower in Krimpen aan de Lek
Water tower in Krimpen aan de Lek
Flag of Nederlek
Coat of arms of Nederlek
Highlighted position of Nederlek in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°54′38″N 04°39′38″E / 51.91056°N 4.66056°E / 51.91056; 4.66056Coordinates: 51°54′38″N 04°39′38″E / 51.91056°N 4.66056°E / 51.91056; 4.66056
ProvinceSouth Holland
Established1 January 1985
 • Total31.24 km2 (12.06 sq mi)
 • Land27.82 km2 (10.74 sq mi)
 • Water3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Elevation−1 m (−3 ft)
 (January 2019)[3]
 • Totaldata missing
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
2930–2931, 2940–2941
Area code0180

The former municipality covered an area of 31.24 km2 (12.06 sq mi) of which 3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi) was covered by water. It was formed on 1 January 1985, by the amalgamation of the municipalities Krimpen aan de Lek and Lekkerkerk. Its name means "Lower Lek", a reference to its location on the Lek River.

There is no town called Nederlek; the former municipality consisted of the population centres Krimpen aan de Lek and Lekkerkerk. The last town gained notoriety in 1980 when a large amount of toxic waste was found underneath a residential area built in the 1970s. The cost of cleaning up the mess ran up to 188 million guilders (approximately 90 million US dollars).

View of Lek River and Lekkerkerk in the distance.


  1. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 2941ES". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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