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Hollandse IJssel through IJsselstein with church and Gerbrandy Tower in background
Hollandse IJssel through IJsselstein with church and Gerbrandy Tower in background
Flag of IJsselstein
Coat of arms of IJsselstein
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of IJsselstein in a municipal map of Utrecht
Location in Utrecht
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Patrick van den Brink (CDA)
 • Total 21.68 km2 (8.37 sq mi)
 • Land 21.15 km2 (8.17 sq mi)
 • Water 0.53 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1 m (3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 34,184
 • Density 1,616/km2 (4,190/sq mi)
Demonym(s) IJsselsteiner
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3400–3404
Area code 030
Website .nl.ijsselsteinwww

IJsselstein (   ) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. IJsselstein received city rights in 1331. IJsselstein owes its name to the river Hollandse IJssel which flows through the city. It is a major commuting suburb for the Utrecht area, along with neighbouring towns Houten and Nieuwegein.


  • Sights 1
  • Topography 2
  • Gallery 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The city has an old town, surrounded by a small canal. A castle stood in IJsselstein from 1300 to 1888; the tower survives. The city has two large churches, both named after neo-gothic. It was given the title of 'Basilica Minor' by Pope Paul VI in 1972.

A 366.8 metres high television mast, called the Gerbrandy Tower, is located in IJsselstein. The tower is commonly, and erroneously, referred to as Zendmast Lopik, after the nearby village of Lopik.



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