Kaag en Braassem

Kaag en Braassem

Island of Kaag


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Kaag en Braassem in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 52°12′N 4°38′E / 52.200°N 4.633°E / 52.200; 4.633Coordinates: 52°12′N 4°38′E / 52.200°N 4.633°E / 52.200; 4.633
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Established 1 January 2009[1]
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Marina van der Velde-Menting (VVD)
  Total 72.24 km2 (27.89 sq mi)
  Land 63.39 km2 (24.48 sq mi)
  Water 8.85 km2 (3.42 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 1 m (−3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[5]
  Total 25,751
  Density 406/km2 (1,050/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 2355, 2370–2377, 2450–2451, 2465, 2480–2481
Area code 0172, 071
Website www.kaagenbraassem.nl

Kaag en Braassem is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. It was formed on 1 January 2009, through the merger of Alkemade and Jacobswoude.

Kaag en Braassem consists of 10 towns: Hoogmade, Kaag, Leimuiden, Nieuwe Wetering, Oud-Ade, Oude Wetering, Rijnsaterwoude, Rijpwetering, Roelofarendsveen, and Woubrugge. In addition, there are 5 hamlets: Bilderdam, Heimansbuurt, Ofwegen, Vriezekoop en Zevenhuizen.


Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Kaag en Braassem, June 2015


  1. "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2009" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2009]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  2. "Collegeleden" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Kaag en Braassem. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  3. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. "Postcodetool for 2371AS". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  5. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
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