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Molenlanden municipality
Flag of the municipality of Molenlanden
Coat of arms of the municipality of Molenlanden
coat of arms
province South Holland South Holland
mayor Theo Segers ( ChristenUnie )
Seat of the municipality Bleskensgraaf
 - land
 - water
191.59  km 2
181.74 km 2
9.85 km 2
CBS code 1978
Residents 43,852 (Jan 31, 2019)
Population density 229 inhabitants / km 2
Coordinates 51 ° 52 '  N , 4 ° 47'  E Coordinates: 51 ° 52 '  N , 4 ° 47'  E
Important traffic route A15 E31 A27 E311 N214 N216
prefix 0183, 0184, 078
Postcodes 2957, 2959, 2961, 2964-2965, 2967-2969, 2971, 2973-2975, 2977, 3366, 3381, 4209, 4221, 4223, 4225, 4241
Website Homepage of Molenlanden

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Molenlanden is a municipality in the Dutch province of Zuid-Holland , which came into being on January 1, 2019 from the merger of the municipalities of Giessenlanden and Molenwaard .


The municipality of Molenlanden is located in the east of the province of Zuid-Holland and is only a few kilometers north of Dordrecht . In the north, the Lek forms the natural municipal boundary . Furthermore, the provinces of Utrecht and Gelderland are adjacent to the east of Molenlanden.

Neighboring communities

Ridderkerk Krimpenerwaard Lopik
Alblasserdam Neighboring communities Vijfheerenlanden
Papendrecht Sliedrecht
West Betuwe


The municipalities of Giessenlanden and Molenwaard have decided to merge. The citizens could vote on the name of the new municipality. 58% of the people surveyed chose the name Molenlanden . The options De Waard and Groene Waard were also available.

Municipal council

On November 21, 2018, the citizens of Giessenlanden and Molenwaard were able to elect the new municipal council. The local Doe Mee! Molenlanden won the election before the Christian Democrats of the CDA and the ChristenUnie as well as the Reformed members of the SGP . The loser in the election was the Jezus Leeft party, which has its origins in Giessenburg in the municipality of Molenlanden and has participated in several local elections nationwide, but has never won a seat so far.

Local election on November 21, 2018
Turnout: 58.02%
PM f
JL g
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a Doe Mee! Molenlanden
f Progressief Molenlanden
g Jezus Leeft

The new council with 27 members is composed as follows:

Political party Seats
Doe Mee! Molenlanden 7th
CDA 6th
ChristenUnie 5
Progressief Molenlanden 1
total 27

College van B&W

In the legislative period from 2019 to 2022, the coalition of the municipality of Molenlanden consists of the CDA and the VVD as well as the local electoral list Doe Mee! Molenlanden . The CDA and Doe Mee! Molenlanden are each represented by two councilors in the College van burgemeester en wethouders , while the VVD has only one councilor. The college was appointed at a council meeting on January 2, 2019. The following people belong to the college and manage the following departments:

function Surname Political party Department annotation
mayor Theo Segers ChristenUnie public order and security, regional cooperation, general administrative matters, cabinet issues and representation, communication, external guidance, enforcement (joint department with Arco Bikker) in office since January 13, 2020
Alderman Arco Bikker Doe Mee! Molenlanden Environment, environmental law (joint department with Lizanne Lanser), enforcement (joint department with Dirk van der Borg), garbage, recreation and tourism, Kinderdijk World Heritage Site, Camping de Put -
Johan Quik Doe Mee! Molenlanden Coordination of projects with multi-year investment programs, administration and maintenance of public space, mobility, culture, monuments and cultural heritage, fiber optics, taking over the road administration of the water authority -
Teunis Jacob Slob CDA Energy transition , food, nature, environment and landscape, climate, economy and labor market, distribution network operator Stedin , chemical group DuPont , Slingelandse Plassen -
Lizanne Lanser CDA Social affairs, village and city-specific work, environmental law (joint department with Arco Bikker) -
Bram Visser VVD Finances and business management, administration and organization of housing, sport, subsidy policy, social facilities and real estate, energy supply company Eneco -
Community Secretary Femmy Jonker - - in office since May 1, 2018

Seat of the municipality

The municipality of Molenlanden is to be represented in the town hall of Nieuwpoort . It should be used on festive occasions and to receive important guests. The council of the municipality, on the other hand, should settle in the De Spil village house in Bleskensgraaf .



The Kinderdijk mills
  • The community is known worldwide for the place Kinderdijk and its mills. These 19 mills have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1997 and are among the most popular attractions in the Netherlands.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Nieuwe Burgemeester in Molenlanden. In: Rijksoverheid, December 6, 2019, accessed January 16, 2020 (Dutch).
  2. Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand . In: StatLine . Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Dutch)
  3. Geurt Mouthaan: Molenlanden nieuwe naam gemeenten Giessenlanden en Molenwaard. In: Het Kontakt Alblasserwaard, September 25, 2017, accessed December 1, 2018 (Dutch).
  4. a b c Gemeenteraad November 21, 2018. In: Kiesraad , accessed January 15, 2019 (Dutch).
  5. ^ Gemeenteraad, college van B&W. In: Gemeente Molenlanden, accessed January 15, 2019 (Dutch).
  6. Janneke Boluijt: Stadhuis Nieuwpoort wordt het gezicht van nieuwe gemeente Molenlanden. In: AD . De Persgroep Nederland , May 18, 2018, accessed December 1, 2018 (Dutch).

Web links

Commons : Molenlanden  - collection of images, videos and audio files