Coordinates: 52°24′N 5°0′E / 52.400°N 5.000°E / 52.400; 5.000

Church of Ransdorp
Church of Ransdorp
Coat of arms of Ransdorp
Location of Ransdorp in Amsterdam
Location of Ransdorp in Amsterdam
ProvinceNorth Holland

Ransdorp is a village in the province of North Holland, Netherlands, part of the municipality of Amsterdam. It lies about 7 km northeast of the city centre, in the Landelijk Noord district. Ransdorp is a part of the borough (Dutch: stadsdeel) Amsterdam-Noord and has about 245 inhabitants.[1]

In 1840, the village had 292 inhabitants, living in 44 houses. Ransdorp was a separate municipality until 1921, when it merged with Amsterdam so that the Government of Amsterdam could ensure that the village's infrastructure was well-maintained. The municipality also covered the villages of Durgerdam, Holysloot and Schellingwoude.[2] The village has an exceptional number of buildings labelled as Rijksmonumenten; its church is the best known. The village's main sources of revenue are dairy farming and tourism. Ransdorp is served by public bus lines operated by the Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf (GVB).

Ransdorp was visited by the American reality television show The Amazing Race 12 in 2007. Contestants had to perform a traditional fierljeppen river vault before completing the "leg" at a local yacht club in Durgerdam.[3] The show returned to the village five years later on The Amazing Race 21 to perform a "Switchback" of fierljeppen task again before ending the leg near the church of Ransdorp.[4] In 2016, the village was featured on the Chinese reality show Race the World as the site of a geese herding task.[5] In 2020, the village appeared on the Israeli reality show HaMerotz LaMillion 8 as the site of a fierljeppen task.[6]


  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Kerncijfers postcodegebieden 2004 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-27. Retrieved 2006-03-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link): postcode 1028BK to BS.
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  3. ^ Rocchio, Christopher (12 November 2007). "Kate Lewis, Pat Hendrickson eliminated from 'The Amazing Race 12'". Reality TV World. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Fishy Kiss November 25 - Leg 9". Game Show Newsnet. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ "逗趣!非凡好搭档李小鹏与黎明赶鹅还玩甜蜜蜜". 3 June 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  6. ^ המירוץ למיליון - פרק 8: המשימה שתגרום להתגלגל מצחוק. Facebook (in Hebrew). September 22, 2020. Retrieved September 23, 2020.

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