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Former city hall of Oostvoorne
Flag of Westvoorne
Highlighted position of Westvoorne in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Established 1 January 1980
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Peter de Jong (PvdA)
 • Total 97.48 km2 (37.64 sq mi)
 • Land 53.23 km2 (20.55 sq mi)
 • Water 44.25 km2 (17.09 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 14,013
 • Density 263/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3233–3235
Area code 0181
Website .nl.westvoornewww
Dutch Topographic map of Westvoorne, July 2013

Westvoorne (   ) is a municipality on the island Voorne-Putten in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 97.48 km2 (37.64 sq mi) of which 44.25 km2 (17.09 sq mi) is water. It had a population of 14,013 in 2014.

The municipality of Westvoorne was formed on 1 January 1980, through the merger of the former municipalities of Oostvoorne and Rockanje.[5] It consists the population centres of Oostvoorne, Rockanje, Tinte and Helhoek.


In 2011 Westvoorne has received the QualityCoast Gold Award for its efforts to become a sustainable tourism destination. Because of this award Westvoorne has been selected for inclusion in the global atlas for sustainable tourism DestiNet.[6]



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  5. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [1]
  6. ^ Sustainable Tourism Destination EUCC [2]

External links

  • Official website
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