Sondel is a village in De Fryske Marren municipality in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 410 in 2017.[3]

reformed church in Sondel
reformed church in Sondel
Location in the former Gaasterlân-Sleat municipality
Location in the former Gaasterlân-Sleat municipality
Sondel is located in Friesland
Location in the Netherlands
Sondel is located in Netherlands
Sondel (Netherlands)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°52′17″N 5°35′57″E / 52.87139°N 5.59917°E / 52.87139; 5.59917
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityDe Fryske Marren De Fryske Marren
 • Total9.63 km2 (3.72 sq mi)
Elevation0.9 m (3.0 ft)
 • Total400
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Postal code
Dialing code0514


The village was first mentioned in 1422 Syndele. The etymologie is not clear.[4] Sondel developed on a sandy ridge during the 12th or 13th century, and had both a water and road connection to the Zuiderzee (nowadays: IJsselmeer). The Dutch Reformed Church was built in 1870 as a replacement of a medieval church and has a 14th century bell.[5] In 1840, Sondel was home to 239 people.[6] In 1942, a radar installation was built near Sondel by the German occupiers, and consists of sixteen partially submerged barracks. Nowadays, it is in use as a recreational site.[5]

Before 2014, Sondel was part of the Gaasterlân-Sleat municipality and before 1984 it was part of Gaasterland.[6]



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 8565GB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  3. ^ Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2017 - CBS
  4. ^ "Sondel - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b Ronald Stenvert & Sabine Broekhoven (2000). "Sondel" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9476 4. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Sondel". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 March 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sondel at Wikimedia Commons