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There is also a village called Ysselsteynmarker (same pronunciation), that is part of the municipality of Venraymarker, the Netherlandsmarker.

IJsselstein ( ) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlandsmarker, in the province of Utrechtmarker. IJsselstein received city rights in 1331. IJsselstein owes its name to the Hollandse IJssel which flows through the city.

The 375 metres high television mast Gerbrandy Towermarker is located in IJsselstein, although it is commonly known as Lopik.The city has an old town, surrounded by a small canal. The river Hollandse IJssel flows through the city. There was a castle in IJsselstein from 1300 to 1888, but only the tower has survived. The N.H.Nicolaas-church was founded in 1310. Inside the church there are two mausoleums; one of the family of Gijsbrecht van Amstel (1350) and another one of Aleida van Culemborg (1475). There is another, neo-gothic R.K. St. Nicolaas-church (1887). Pope Paul VI gave the church the title of 'Basilica Minor' in 1972.

IJsselstein is a major commuter residential centre for the Utrechtmarker area, along with neighbouring new towns Houtenmarker and Nieuwegeinmarker.


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