Harbour of Genemuiden
Harbour of Genemuiden
Flag of Zwartewaterland
Coat of arms of Zwartewaterland
Highlighted position of Zwartewaterland in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°35′N 6°6′E / 52.583°N 6.100°E / 52.583; 6.100Coordinates: 52°35′N 6°6′E / 52.583°N 6.100°E / 52.583; 6.100
Established1 January 2001[1]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorEddy Bilder (CDA)
 • Total87.86 km2 (33.92 sq mi)
 • Land82.49 km2 (31.85 sq mi)
 • Water5.37 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
1 m (3 ft)
 (January 2019)[5]
 • Total22,503
 • Density273/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
8060–8064, 8280–8299
Area code038
Dutch Topographic map of Zwartewaterland, Sept. 2014

Zwartewaterland (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌzʋɑrtəˈʋaːtərlɑnt] (listen)) is a municipality in the province Overijssel in the eastern Netherlands.


This mainly rural municipality lies south of Steenwijkerland on the Zwarte Water (Black Water). This is a short tributary of the river IJssel from Zwolle to the Zwarte Meer (Black Lake). Before 1931 this lake was a part of the Zuiderzee. The Vecht also flows into the Zwarte Water. Hasselt lies about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Zwolle.

Genemuiden and Zwartsluis lie 5 km further north, almost opposite one another, near the Zwarte Water. Aquatic sport tourism is important to the local economy.

Population centres

The most important places are printed in bold type.

  • Cellemuiden
  • De Velde
  • Genemuiden (population on 1 January 2007: 9,985)
  • Hasselt, Overijssel, Netherlands (pop. 6,963)
  • Kamperzeedijk-Oost
  • Kamperzeedijk-West
  • Kievitsnest
  • Mastenbroek
  • Zwartewatersklooster
  • Zwartsluis (pop. 4,810).

Hasselt and Zwartsluis have small ports with some industry. Genemuiden is the biggest of the three towns, and is home to the majority of Zwartewaterland's population and industry.


  • A small part of the wetland area and National Park "De Wieden" (see Steenwijkerland) lies here, immediately north of Zwartsluis
  • Genemuiden has a big yacht basin, Zwartsluis a smaller one.
  • The centre of Hasselt is picturesque, with a town hall built between 1550 and 1615 and several old houses (1650-1800).
  • Saint Stephen's Church in the centre of Hasselt is interesting. This church, Late Gothic, built in 1466, has frescoes on the ceilings and a remarkable church organ. Every year on the feast of Corpus Christi a Roman Catholic pilgrimage to Hasselt is held, with a procession. For that purpose a special church was built in 1933.

Notable people

Afke Schaart, 2006


  • Gerard Nijboer (born 1955 in Hasselt) former long-distance runner, competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics
  • Willeke Knol (born 1991 in Hasselt) racing cyclist
  • Pascal Eenkhoorn (born 1997 in Genemuiden) cyclist



  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2001" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2001]. (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Zwartewaterland. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 8061CB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  6. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 2 May 2019

External links

  • Media related to Zwartewaterland at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
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