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Biggest Cities in The Netherlands

Can you name the 15 most populous municipalities in Netherlands?
Population as of January 2014 according to Wikipedia
City proper population, not urban area
Provinces with the same name as a city are hidden until you guess the city
Quiz by Camelback
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Last updated: November 15, 2016
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First submittedApril 13, 2012
Times taken32,826
Average score53.3%
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Population
Province
Municipality
810,909
North Holland
Amsterdam
618,467
South Holland
Rotterdam
508,592
South Holland
The Hague
328,577
Utrecht
Utrecht
220,782
North Brabant
Eindhoven
210,382
North Brabant
Tilburg
198,108
Groningen
Groningen
196,156
Flevoland
Almere
Population
Province
Municipality
179,999
North Brabant
Breda
168,499
Gelderland
Nijmegen
158,542
Overijssel
Enschede
157,535
Gelderland
Apeldoorn
155,205
North Holland
Haarlem
150,943
Utrecht
Amersfoort
150,911
North Holland
Zaanstad
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Level 21
Jul 19, 2013
I only got 2. Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
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Level 39
May 22, 2015
I am sitting here in holland and only got 14.
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Level 44
Jan 8, 2017
Also Holland only got 12
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Level 35
Aug 22, 2018
I guess my Dutch heritage got me 10 out of 15 so Hooray..?
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Level 77
Nov 15, 2016
Oh should've gotten Enschede, it was the one that exploded. 11/15 total which kinda sucks since I used to live there. Although that was a while ago.
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Level 77
Nov 15, 2016
Even Apeldoorn bellen..
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Level 88
Jan 8, 2017
Hahaha
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Level 73
Jan 8, 2017
I only typed it because of FC Twente
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Level 57
May 8, 2023
Same
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Level 65
Nov 22, 2016
only got 3but im from america
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Level 68
Jan 8, 2017
Ik vergat Enschede maar was er de vorige week -_-
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Level 66
Jan 8, 2017
Got 8, 5 thanks to football.
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Level 73
Jan 8, 2017
Let me guess: Willem II, FC Twente, Groningen, NEC and last but not least, Nooit Ophouden Altijd Doorzetten Aangenaam Door Vermaak En Nuttig Door Ontspanning Combinatie Breda.
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Level 52
Jan 8, 2017
Would have thought Arnhem is bigger than Apeldoorn.
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Level 73
Jan 8, 2017
And 's-Hertogenbosch, which I think is the capital city of Noord Brabant too.
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Level 19
Apr 12, 2018
Arnhem is actually bigger than Apeldoorn, but this quiz ranks them by municipality, and Apeldoorn is a huge municipality
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Level 64
Oct 27, 2022
True, but more importantly, all of the Apeldoorn urban area is within its own municipality, while Arnhem has significant towns which are part of its urban area (Oosterbeek, Velp, Westervoort etc.) which are part of a different municipality. If you count the cities that way, Arnhem is still the biggest city in Gelderland, a fair bit larger in population than Nijmegen, and much larger than Apeldoorn.

For reference; the Arnhem urban area has between approx. 210.000 and 230.000 inhabitants, depending on whether you include Duiven or not.

I grew up in Apeldoorn and currently live in Arnhem by the way, so it's an interesting one for me.

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Level 49
Feb 5, 2024
I live in Arnhem and we don't want Duiven
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Level 73
Jan 8, 2017
Fine quiz, but must accept 's-Gravenhage for The Hague.
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Level 77
Jan 8, 2017
only got 4 but i'm from burma / western sahara / gaza strip / the asian part of cyprus / the european part of russia
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Level 51
Dec 17, 2019
Isn't the "asian side of Cyprus" all of Cyprus
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Level 93
Apr 30, 2021
Kind of like being on the African side of Kenya.
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Level 88
Jan 9, 2017
Only missed Zaanstad (I'm from The Netherlands)
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Level 35
Jan 14, 2017
Got 9.
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Level 57
Jan 16, 2017
got them all
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Level 42
Mar 9, 2017
Zaanstad is not a city!
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Level 45
Nov 19, 2017
Yes, Zaanstad is not a city, it has to be Zaandam, Zaanstad is a area around Zaandam.
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Level ∞
Nov 20, 2017
Zaanstad is a municipality. I'm not 100% sure of the distinction between city and municipality, but the Wikipedia data lists population by municipality.
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Level 65
Dec 6, 2018
Maybe change the name of the quiz to biggest municipalities then? So there is no confusion.

Cause even if zaanstad is guessed 11% correct. Pretty sure none of those were done on peoples first try. Must have come from people trying to get them all right and retaking the quiz.

I don't even think that people that live in one of the (apparently seven) cities in the region of zaanstad will have given it as an answer ;)

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Level 66
Jan 4, 2022
I'm from there and I did.
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Level 66
Jan 4, 2022
Yes it is.
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2017
I thought maastricht and delft were bigger. They are not. Learned something new again
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Level 66
Aug 22, 2018
Nice, how can you make the hint appear after an answer is correctly guessed (Utrecht in this case)?
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Level 77
Aug 25, 2018
Surprised Maastricht wasn't on the list.
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Level 16
Oct 5, 2018
got 6 but thought of 4 more that were not on the list so my Dutch geography is okay should have got Utrecht really
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Level 65
Dec 6, 2018
I was surprised den bosch/'s hertogenbosch wasn't on it either.

Checked, and apparently it would ve been the next one on this list. (recent study found here https://toponderzoek.nl/2017/07/31/aantal-inwoners/)

But I must add, the quizname mentions cities, zaanstad isn't a city but a collection of them, seven to be precise. The city with the highest inhabitants only has approximately 75.000

Zaandam - 76.804

Assendelft - 23.459

Krommenie (inclusief Krommeniedijk) - 17.226

Wormerveer - 11.803

Koog aan de Zaan - 11.133

Zaandijk - 8.686

Westzaan - 4.621

(source: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaanstad)

Would ve been fine with having it on the list if the quiz was, biggest municipalities. But the name of the quiz contains city. (just tried to read the wikipedia entries of municipalities and city proper, things are spinning haha, even in my own language it would ve been complicated I think)

Not even sure I ever heard of zaanstad, Zaandam I did know though.

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Level 37
Jun 23, 2019
what happened to s'gravenhage?
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Level 64
Jan 14, 2020
Yeah, the Dutch name of The Hague is Den Haag and that comes from s'Gravenshage.
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Level 70
Dec 15, 2020
As an America, I got: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Haarlem and Utrecht, the last two because they are the namesakes of neighborhoods in New York. I was surprised that Delft didn't work.
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Level 38
Feb 28, 2021
Bullied myself into getting 100% after 2 weeks, damn.
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Level 84
Mar 21, 2021
I got 8.

The top 3 just from general awareness

The next 3 thanks to following European football

One (Nijmegen) thanks to "A Bridge Too Far"

And one (Haarlem) thanks to years of quiz-taking on JetPunk. (thanks, JetPunk!)

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Level 72
Apr 16, 2021
Arnhem had a population of 159,265 in 2019 and is one of the larger cities of the Netherlands
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Level 17
Apr 29, 2021
I only missed Breda Enschede And Zaanstad but leiden is bigger than Zaanstad
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Level 40
Jul 5, 2021
Tell me I'm not the only one that typed ''Amsterdam'' and then gave up?
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Level 35
May 30, 2022
Took me a while but I managed to get them all!
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Level 40
Aug 11, 2022
rep arnhem (should be actualised with more recent datas)
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Level 28
Feb 19, 2023
Zwolle is missing
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Level 55
May 11, 2023
zaanstad, nog nooit van gehoord.