Reformed church
Reformed church
Flag of Heerewaarden
Coat of arms of Heerewaarden
Heerewaarden is located in Gelderland
Location in the Netherlands
Heerewaarden is located in Netherlands
Heerewaarden (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°49′00″N 5°23′26″E / 51.8166°N 5.3906°E / 51.8166; 5.3906Coordinates: 51°49′00″N 5°23′26″E / 51.8166°N 5.3906°E / 51.8166; 5.3906
 • Total5.92 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
6 m (20 ft)
 • Total1,185
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0487

Heerewaarden is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Maasdriel, and lies about 8 km south of Tiel.

Heerewaarden was a separate municipality until 1999, except for a short period between 1818 and 1821, when it was part of Rossum.[3]


It was first mentioned in 997 as "ad Heriuuarda". The etymology is unclear.[4] In 997, the area was given to Notker of Liège, the Prince-Bishop of Liège who builds a monastery.[5] The Dutch Reformed Church was completed in 1850 and replaced a church from 1608.[6]

Fort De Voorn was a sconce built in 1588 by Maurice of Orange on the river island Voorne to control the river. The Spanish were unable to take the fort and constructed Fort St Andries near by. During the Dutch Revolt both forts kept on firing at each other. Fort Voorne was destroyed in 1673 by the French.[7] Fort Nieuw St Andries was built in 1815 to replace the old fort. During World War II, it was used by the Luftwaffe. In 1945, it was blown up to prevent it from falling into allied hands.[8] In 1840, Heerewaarde was home to 511 people.[5]



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 6624AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  4. ^ "Heerewaarden - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Heerewaarden". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  6. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Sabine Broekhoven (2000). "Heerewaarden" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9406 3. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Fort Voorne". Mijn Gelderland (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Nieuw Fort St. Andries". Bommelerwaargids (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.

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