Wierden (About this soundpronunciation ) is a town and a municipality in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel.

Wierden city hall
Wierden city hall
Flag of Wierden
Coat of arms of Wierden
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Wierden in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°21′N 6°36′E / 52.350°N 6.600°E / 52.350; 6.600Coordinates: 52°21′N 6°36′E / 52.350°N 6.600°E / 52.350; 6.600
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorDoret Tigchelaar-van Oene (CDA)
 • Total95.39 km2 (36.83 sq mi)
 • Land94.63 km2 (36.54 sq mi)
 • Water0.76 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation11 m (36 ft)
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total24,351
 • Density257/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
7464–7469, 7640–7649
Area code0546, 0547, 0548
Dutch Topographic map of Wierden, July 2013

The municipality of Wierden also includes the following towns, villages and townships: Enter, Hoge Hexel [nl], IJpelo [nl], Notter, Rectum (Wierden) [nl] Zuna [nl].

The municipality has 10 primary schools and 1 secondary school. There are 2 soccer clubs, 2 tennis clubs and 1 volleyball club, this is only the top of the clubs. The village has 3 cemeteries of which, only one is currently in use. The mayor is Doret Tigchelaar-van Oene [nl], who is also the chair of the board of mayor and aldermen.

In midsummer, the locally known, 3-day festival "WieZo" is held. Which starts on a Thursday and ends Saturdays. Every night there are 2 musical acts on the Binnenhof. On Saturday there is also the Wiezoloop. For some years the Wiezoloop has become an independent event, separate from the Wiezo, and is held the same year about 1 month earlier.

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Wierden is twinned with:

Since September 2010, the town council decided to stop the cooperation between the municipalities because of the high costs and too low benefit.


Notable residentsEdit

Anton Huiskes, 1952



  1. ^ "Wie zit er in het college van b&w?" [Who is member of the board of mayor and aldermen?] (in Dutch). Gemeente Wierden. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  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 7642EB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 25 May 2019
  6. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 25 May 2019

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