Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Utrechtse Heuvelrug


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Utrechtse Heuvelrug in a municipal map of Utrecht
Location in Utrecht
Coordinates: 52°2′N 5°21′E / 52.033°N 5.350°E / 52.033; 5.350Coordinates: 52°2′N 5°21′E / 52.033°N 5.350°E / 52.033; 5.350
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
Established 1 January 2006[1]
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Frits Naafs (VVD)
  Total 134.09 km2 (51.77 sq mi)
  Land 132.24 km2 (51.06 sq mi)
  Water 1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 7 m (23 ft)
Population (May 2014)[5]
  Total 47,903
  Density 362/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3940–3941, 3950–3959, 3970–3972
Area code 0343
Website www.heuvelrug.nl

Utrechtse Heuvelrug (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈytrɛxtsə ˈɦøːvəlrɵx]; English: Utrecht Hill Ridge) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. It was formed on 1 January 2006 by merging the former municipalities of Amerongen, Doorn, Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Leersum, and Maarn.


The name of the municipality is derived from the Utrecht Hill Ridge, a ridge of sandhills that covers part of the province of Utrecht. All the former municipalities that merged into Utrechtse Heuvelrug are situated on the southern part of this ridge. In this southern part lies the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park, that covers 6,000 ha (15,000 acres) and was established in 2003.

Population centres

The municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Amerongen, Darthuizen, Doorn, Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Leersum, Maarn, Maarsbergen, Overberg.

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug, June 2015


Railway stations: Driebergen-Zeist, Maarn

Twin towns


  1. "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2006" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2006]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  2. "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  3. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. "Postcodetool for 3941HV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  5. "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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