IJsselstein (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛisəlstɛin] (
Coat of arms
Location in Utrecht
|Coordinates: 52°1′N 5°2′E|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Patrick van Domburg (VVD)|
|• 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||1 m (3 ft)|
|• Density||1,623/km2 (4,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The city has an old town, surrounded by a small canal. A castle stood in IJsselstein from 1300 to 1888; the tower survived. The city has two large churches, both named after St. Nicholas: the Dutch Reformed Nicolaas church, founded in 1310, and a Roman Catholic one. Inside the Protestant church there are two mausoleums; one of the family of Gijsbrecht van Amstel (1350) and another one of Aleida van Culemborg (1475). The catholic basilica of St. Nicolaas dates from 1887 and is 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.
- "Samenstelling" [Members] (in Dutch). Gemeente IJsselstein. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 3401BK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.