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Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Ridderkerk in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°36′E / 51.867°N 4.600°E / 51.867; 4.600Coordinates: 51°52′N 4°36′E / 51.867°N 4.600°E / 51.867; 4.600
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Anny Attema (PvdA)
  Total 25.26 km2 (9.75 sq mi)
  Land 23.74 km2 (9.17 sq mi)
  Water 1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1 m (−3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 45,204
  Density 1,904/km2 (4,930/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ridderkerker
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 2980–2989
Area code 0180, 078(Oostendam)
Website www.ridderkerk.nl
Ridderkerk, church: Singelkerk Sint Joris

Ridderkerk ( pronunciation ) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 45,204 in 2014, and covers an area of 25.26 km2 (9.75 sq mi) of which 1.52 km2 (0.59 sq mi) is covered by water.

The municipality of Ridderkerk also includes the following towns, villages and townships: Bolnes, Oostendam, Rijsoord and Slikkerveer.

Ridderkerk has a museum, de oudheidkamer, about the history of the town.

The Centre of Ridderkerk has a central square for events and there is a theater.

Public transport

Ridderkerk in 1584


Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Ridderkerk, June 2015


  1. "Burgemeester en wethouders" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Ridderkerk. Retrieved 18 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 2981EA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 18 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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