Water tower of Strijen


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Strijen in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 51°45′N 4°33′E / 51.750°N 4.550°E / 51.750; 4.550Coordinates: 51°45′N 4°33′E / 51.750°N 4.550°E / 51.750; 4.550
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Aart-Jan Moerkerke (VVD)
  Total 57.70 km2 (22.28 sq mi)
  Land 50.85 km2 (19.63 sq mi)
  Water 6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 8,680
  Density 171/km2 (440/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Strijenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3290–3293
Area code 078

Strijen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈstrɛi.ən]) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality, covering an area of 57.70 km2 (22.28 sq mi) of which 6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi) is water, is located on the Hoeksche Waard island along the Hollands Diep estuary.

Strijen in 1867
Strijen in 2015

Strijen hosts a public library, swimming pool, a small shopping centre and a local museum.

Furthermore, Strijen is home to an important and welcome resting stop for migrating birds, especially geese. During winter, the endangered Eurasian spoonbill uses this area as a foraging ground.

The municipality of Strijen also includes the population centres of Cillaarshoek, De Klem, Mookhoek, Oudendijk, and Strijensas.


  1. "College van B & W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Strijen. 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 3291AK". 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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