IJsselmonde is a district, former municipality and former borough in the southeast corner of the municipality of Rotterdam in the Dutch province of South Holland. The district, whose name refers to its location at the mouth of the Hollandse IJssel, has 60,065 inhabitants.
The urban development plan for Groot IJsselmonde was designed at the end of the 1950s by ir. Van Drimmelen and realised from the beginning of the 1960s. Clearly visible on the map is the 'petal structure' which Van Drimmelen had devised for the new southern garden city: the central area with central facilities and a central park as the flowery heart and the residential districts around it as the leaves of a flower.
Approximately 12,000 people live in Groot IJsselmonde Noord. The district is ageing demographically: more than a quarter of the population is 65 years and older. Nearly 16,000 people live in Groot IJsselmonde Zuid. The age structure there is somewhat younger.
There is a lot of choice in apartments when renting in Groot IJsselmonde, the area has high-rise and low-rise buildings, a spacious layout, lots of green and plenty of water. There are numerous sports and playing facilities for young and old. The Keizerswaard shopping center, the library and the Islemunda cultural podium are located in the center of the district. The Keizerswaard shopping center is the largest in IJsselmonde and the second largest shopping center in Zuid. On the edge of Greater IJsselmonde-North, in the Oud IJsselmonde district, is De Kuip, Feyenoord's football stadium. The associated renovated Varkenoord sports complex is located in Greater IJsselmonde-North.
Accessibility of IJsselmonde
The IJsselmonde district is easily accessible by public transport, with various metro stations, bus and tram stops in the district. Major roads are easy to reach.