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Water tower of Strijen
Water tower of Strijen
Flag of Strijen
Coat of arms 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; 4.550
ProvinceSouth Holland
MunicipalityHoeksche Waard
 • Total57.70 km2 (22.28 sq mi)
 • Land50.85 km2 (19.63 sq mi)
 • Water6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code078

Strijen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈstrɛi̯ən] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and former 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. On 1 January 2019 it was merged with the municipalities of Binnenmaas, Cromstrijen, Korendijk, and Oud-Beijerland to form the municipality of Hoeksche Waard.[4]

Strijen in 1867
Strijen in 1867
Strijen in 2015
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.

Notable people


  1. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 3291AK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ Wet samenvoeging gemeenten Binnenmaas, Cromstrijen, Korendijk, Oud-Beijerland en Strijen, 11 July 2018, accessed at
  5. ^ Siegal, Nina (19 May 2015). "Anton Corbijn: Capturing the Mood of the Music". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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