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List of cities in the Netherlands

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List of cities in the Netherlands

This is a list of large cities and towns in the Netherlands, sorted by province.

There are no words in the Netherlands which exactly correspond to the English concept of a 'town'. Either one lives in a 'gehucht' (hamlet, settlement, smaller than a village), a 'dorp' (village), or a 'stad' (city). While there is no official 'city status' in Dutch law (see City rights in the Netherlands), the general consensus is that a city constitutes a population of more than 30,000-50,000 inhabitants.. Smaller places are sometimes also considered cities, especially if they historically had city rights or if they function as an urban center in a rural area. Cities with between 100,000 and 250,000 inhabitants are mostly called 'middelgrote steden' (medium-sized cities), while the use of 'grote steden' (big cities) is usually reserved for Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.

Drenthe

Flevoland

Friesland

Gelderland

Groningen

Limburg

North Brabant

North Holland

Overijssel

South Holland

Utrecht

Zeeland

See also

External links

  • Maps of the Netherlands on World-Gazetteer.com

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