Former city hall of Sliedrecht, gangsterstad


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Sliedrecht in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°49′N 4°46′E / 51.817°N 4.767°E / 51.817; 4.767Coordinates: 51°49′N 4°46′E / 51.817°N 4.767°E / 51.817; 4.767
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Bram van Hemmen (CDA)
  Total 14.01 km2 (5.41 sq mi)
  Land 12.83 km2 (4.95 sq mi)
  Water 1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 4 m (13 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 24,592
  Density 1,917/km2 (4,970/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sliedrechter
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3360–3364
Area code 0184

Sliedrecht listen (population: 24,592 in 2014) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 14.01 km2 (5.41 sq mi) of which 1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi) is covered by water.

The first IKEA store in the Netherlands opened in Sliedrecht in 1978, but it closed in 2006. Sliedrecht is also the site of the Nationaal Baggermuseum (National Dredging Museum) - featuring dredging and salvage.


Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Sliedrecht, June 2015

Public transportation

Sliedrecht railway station and Sliedrecht Baanhoek railway station are situated on the Elst–Dordrecht railway.

Waterbus route 2:


  1. "Bram van Hemmen" (in Dutch). Gemeente Sliedrecht. Retrieved 24 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 3361HE". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 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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