Canal through Polsbroek


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Lopik in a municipal map of Utrecht
Location in Utrecht
Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°57′E / 51.967°N 4.950°E / 51.967; 4.950Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°57′E / 51.967°N 4.950°E / 51.967; 4.950
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Renate Westerlaken-Loos (CDA)
  Total 78.98 km2 (30.49 sq mi)
  Land 75.75 km2 (29.25 sq mi)
  Water 3.23 km2 (1.25 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 14,000
  Density 185/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3405–3415
Area code 0182, 030, 0348
Website www.lopik.nl

Lopik ( pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht and close to the river Lek.

In the Netherlands, 'Lopik' is often used as a reference to the broadcasting facilities located in the eastern part of the municipality and in neighbouring IJsselstein. These include the Gerbrandy Tower, a structure that could be considered the tallest tower in Western Europe and during Christmas time the world's largest Christmas tree.

Population centres

The municipality of Lopik consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Benschop, Cabauw, Jaarsveld, Lopik, Lopikerkapel, Polsbroek, Polsbroekerdam, Uitweg, Willige Langerak, Zevender.


Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Lopik, June 2015

Notable residents


  1. "Burgemeester en Wethouders" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Lopik. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 3411CH". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  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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