Benschop is a town in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is a part of the municipality of Lopik, and lies about 4 km west of IJsselstein. Benschop is an extremely long village: apart from a relatively compact town centre, it consists of a long ribbon (over 8 km long) of houses (mainly farms) on both sides of the Benschopsche Wetering. In 2001, the town centre of Benschop had 1968 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.3 km², and contained 683 residences. The statistical district of Benschop, which covers the entire former municipality, has a population of about 3530, and an area of about 23 km². Until 1989, Benschop was a separate municipality.