Ridderkerk (pronunciation (help·info)) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 45,743 in 2017, and covers an area of 25.26 km2 (9.75 sq mi) of which 1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi) is covered by water.
Huys ten Donck
Location in South Holland
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Anny Attema (PvdA)|
|• Total||25.26 km2 (9.75 sq mi)|
|• Land||23.74 km2 (9.17 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi)|
|Elevation||−1 m (−3 ft)|
|• Density||1,927/km2 (4,990/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code||0180, 078(Oostendam)|
Ridderkerk has a museum, de oudheidkamer, about the history of the town.
The Centre of Ridderkerk has a central square for events and there is a theater.
- The bus services are mostly operated by RET and they go to Rotterdam, Barendrecht and Dordrecht. There are two Arriva bus services to Zwijndrecht and Hendrik Ido Ambacht.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Ridderkerk, June 2015
- Rien Kaashoek (born 1937) mathematician
- Luuk Kroon (1942–2012) naval officer, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy 1995-1998
- Lee Towers (born 1946) singer
- Bas Belder (born 1946) politician and Member of the European Parliament
- Robbert Dijkgraaf FRSE (born 1960) mathematical physicist and string theorist
- Jos Wienen (born 1960) politician, Mayor of Haarlem
- Martin van Beek (1960–2018) politician
- Johan Schot CBE (born 1961) historian working on science and technology policy
- Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (born 1963) politician
- Bart Jan Spruyt (born 1964) historian, journalist and conservative writer
- Flora Lagerwerf-Vergunst (born 1964) judge and former politician and educator
- Liesbeth Zegveld (born 1970) lawyer, legal expert and professor
- Gerrit Lagendijk (1941–2010) professional football player and agent
- Wietske de Ruiter (born 1970) former female field hockey striker
- Maurice Lim (born 1984) figure skating champion
- Jordy Buijs (born 1988) footballer
- Kevin Strootman (born 1990) footballer
- Tim Eekman (born 1991) professional footballer
- Bart Deurloo (born 1991) male artistic gymnast
- Mick van Buren (born 1992) footballer
- "Burgemeester en wethouders" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Ridderkerk. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 2981EA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.