Elst, Utrecht


View of Elst from the other side of the Lower Rhine.

Elst in the municipality of Rhenen.
Coordinates: 51°59′8″N 5°29′55″E / 51.98556°N 5.49861°E / 51.98556; 5.49861Coordinates: 51°59′8″N 5°29′55″E / 51.98556°N 5.49861°E / 51.98556; 5.49861
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
Municipality Rhenen
Population (2004)
  Total 4,220
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3921
Dialing code 0318

Elst is a town in the central Netherlands. It is located in the municipality of Rhenen, Utrecht, about 5 km southwest of Veenendaal.

In 2001, the town of Elst had 3008 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.56 km², and contained 1130 residences.[1]

Until 1 January 2006, the western tip of the village was in the municipality of Amerongen (see map on the right).


  1. Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 . Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
Ferry on Rhine, near Elst

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