Nieuwkoop (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈniukoːp] (listen)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality was enlarged on 1 January 2007, through the amalgamation of Liemeer and Ter Aar. The municipality now covers an area of 91.16 km2 (35.20 sq mi) of which 13.11 km2 (5.06 sq mi) is water. Its population was 29,151 in 2021.

Nieuwkoopse plassen
Nieuwkoopse plassen
Flag of Nieuwkoop
Coat of arms of Nieuwkoop
Highlighted position of Nieuwkoop in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 52°11′N 4°46′E / 52.183°N 4.767°E / 52.183; 4.767
ProvinceSouth Holland
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorRobbert-Jan van Duijn (CDA)
 • Total91.16 km2 (35.20 sq mi)
 • Land78.05 km2 (30.14 sq mi)
 • Water13.11 km2 (5.06 sq mi)
Elevation−5 m (−16 ft)
 (January 2021)[4]
 • Total29,151
 • Density373/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
2420–2441, 2460–2461, 3651–3653
Area code0172, 0297
Dutch Topographic map of Nieuwkoop, June 2015

On May 3, 2008, the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad published an article which stated that Nieuwkoop is the safest municipality of the Netherlands.

The municipality of Nieuwkoop includes the following communities:


The oldest part of Nieuwkoop are the buildings along the Nieuwkoopse Plassen (Nieuwkoop's Ponds), many of which are completely surrounded by water and accessible over individual bridges to the main road. The Nieuwkoopse Plassen are shallow lakes that were dug for peat harvesting in the 16th century and are now designated as a natural monument. New neighborhoods north-west of the main road are built after World War II.

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  1. ^ "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Nieuwkoop. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 2441LE". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.

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