I know how to pronounce it, but not how to explain it to a non Dutch speaker
Just looked it up at Wikipedia, both the Dutch and Engelish version give a way of pronounciation.:https://nl.wikipedia.org/...ki/Krimpen_aan_den_IJsselhttps://en.wikipedia.org/...ki/Krimpen_aan_den_IJssel
BTW when breaking down the name, it literally means something like a town called Krimpen, which is located at the IJssel river. To be extra confusing you have two IJssel rivers in the Netherlands, namely 1 in the east which is a branch of the Rhine (and after which the IJsselmeer is named) and 1 in the west, the so called Hollandse (or Hollandsche) IJssel. Krimpen is located in the vicinity of the last one.
You see similar naming for other Dutch towns, for example Alphen aan den Rijn (Alphen at the Rhine), Guelle aan de Maas (Guella at the Meuse) and Millingen aan de Rijn (Millingen at the Rhine).
Something new I learn. Thanks.