Church of Zieuwent
Church of Zieuwent
Zieuwent is located in Gelderland
Location in the Netherlands
Zieuwent is located in Netherlands
Zieuwent (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°00′09″N 6°31′10″E / 52.0025°N 6.5194°E / 52.0025; 6.5194Coordinates: 52°00′09″N 6°31′10″E / 52.0025°N 6.5194°E / 52.0025; 6.5194
MunicipalityOost Gelre
 • Total17.36 km2 (6.70 sq mi)
18 m (59 ft)
 • Total1,980
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0544

Zieuwent is a village in the east of the Netherlands. It is located in the municipality of Oost Gelre, Gelderland. Zieuwent has the tallest church tower in the Achterhoek region.


Zieuwent was first mentioned in 1294 or 1295 as "silva Synwede", and means "dike which runs sideways".[3] The village started to develop in the 18th century as a peat colony, and formed into a linear settlement.[4] In 1840, it was home to 1,824 people.[5]

In 1795, a small church was built in Zieuwent.[5] In 1894, Sanderink became parson of Zieuwent. In 1895, after a pilgrimage to Kevelaer, he was of the opinion that the village needed a worthy church. Construction started on 30 June 1898, and on 10 October 1899, the Saint Werenfridus Church [nl] was inaugurated.[6] The tower is 75 metres (246 ft) tall, making it the tallest of the Achterhoek region.[7]

In 1830, the Rosmolen Zieuwent was constructed. It was a horse powered oil mill constructed on an old farm. In 1932, it was bought by the Netherlands Open Air Museum and moved to Arnhem. It was displayed but never used. In the early 21st century, an electric engine of 1 hp was installed to simulate the horse.[8]

Zieuwent was part of the municipality of Lichtenvoorde until 2004 when it was merged into Oost Gelre.[5]


RKZVC, short for Rooms-Katholieke Zieuwentse Voetbalclub, is a Dutch association football club from Zieuwent.[9]

Notable people

  • Suzan Stortelder (born 1992), singer in the duo Suzan & Freek.[10]



  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 7136JA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Zieuwent - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  4. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Sabine Broekhoven (2000). "Zieuwent" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. p. 351. ISBN 90 400 9406 3. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "Zieuwent". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  6. ^ "De St. Werenfriduskerk in Zieuwent". Mijn Gelderland (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  7. ^ "De Sint-Werenfriduskerk". Zieuwents Belang (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Rosmolen Zieuwent". Molen database (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Trainer Jeroen Spies en RKZVC Zieuwent komende zomer uit elkaar". Voetbal 24/7 (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Drie kansen op wéér een Edison voor Suzan & Freek: 'Supertrots en vereerd'". Gelderlander (in Dutch). 18 February 2022. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
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