The Oude Rijn passing by Leiderdorp


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Leiderdorp in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 52°10′N 4°32′E / 52.167°N 4.533°E / 52.167; 4.533Coordinates: 52°10′N 4°32′E / 52.167°N 4.533°E / 52.167; 4.533
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Laila Driessen-Jansen (VVD)
  Total 12.28 km2 (4.74 sq mi)
  Land 11.55 km2 (4.46 sq mi)
  Water 0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 26,786
  Density 2,319/km2 (6,010/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Leiderdorper
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 2350–2353
Area code 071
Website www.leiderdorp.nl

Leiderdorp (Dutch pronunciation: [lɛi̯dərˈdɔrp]) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland near the city of Leiden. It had a population of 26,786 in 2014.

The municipality covers an area of 12.28 km2 (4.74 sq mi) of which 0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi) is water. Leiderdorp has now become a suburb of the city of Leiden, although the Oude Rijn (Old Rhine) river and the Zijl river separate the two. The HSL-Zuid high-speed rail line between Amsterdam and Brussels crosses Leiderdorp in a tunnel.

It is one of the oldest towns in Zuid Holland province and was a base for the Spanish army in the Eighty Years' War.

Leiderdorp is twinned with Šamorín, in Slovakia.

Notable residents


  1. "College van Burgemeester en Wethouders" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Leiderdorp. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 2351DZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  4. "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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