Windmill route Alblasserwaard

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Molenlanden
  • 44.81 km (Approximately 02:38 u)
  • Cycling route 137448
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Windmill route Alblasserwaard

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Molenlanden
  • 44.81 km (Approximately 02:38 u)
  • Cycling route 137448
When you think of the Alblasserwaard, you think of windmills, vast polders and tranquility. And that's right: you experience it all with this beautiful route. First you drive to the Alblasserbos: a rarity in this region. You then cycle through characteristic ribbon villages such as Wijngaarden, Gijbeland and Molenaarsgraaf. On the Molenkade just below Groot-Ammers you will pass four polder mills. The Achtkante Mill dates from 1805, the other three were built at the end of the sixteenth century. Along the Lek you have beautiful views over the rippling water and the boats. Further on you pass through Kinderdijk, and you also cycle along the Kinderdijkse Molens: a mill corridor that was built in the eighteenth century to improve the drainage of the Alblasserwaard. You cycle along the Alblas to Vertoeven near Verhoeven.

Directions

# Description Distance
Vertoeven bij Verhoeven (Oosteinde, 2969 AS, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
40
40 (Peilkade, 3356LS, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 1.87 km
10
10 (Matenaweg, 3356LS, Papendrecht, South Holland, The Netherlands) 2.37 km
11
11 (3364AV, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 6.15 km
12
12 (2971XH, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 8.96 km
13
13 (2975LG, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 13.36 km

Pause places

Vertoeven bij Verhoeven

Oosteinde 8
2969 AS Molenlanden
http://www.vertoevenbijverhoeven.nl

Staying at Verhoeven is a Bed & Breakfast and motorhome parking along the river De Alblas. You can really relax here. There is much to discover in the Alblasserwaard, both by bike and on foot. You can also rent a canoe within walking distance and admire the surroundings from the water. The B&B is located in a beautifully converted stable. All four rooms are nicely furnished and equipped with all modern comforts. The camper place offers space for 15 campers. A sanitary room has been set up for camper guests with showers, toilets and the option to empty the camper toilet.

Sights

De Achtkante Molen

Achtkante molen
2964LB Molenlanden
http://www.allemolens.nl

The Achtzijds Molen is a ground sailor from 1805 that served as a replacement for a hollow post mill. This mill grinds the smallest amount of water of all mills in the Polder Liesveld.

Gelkenes Molen

Gelkenes Molen
2964BG Molenlanden
http://www.allemolens.nl

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were not only used to produce flour from cereals, but also for draining polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, really set up as a polder model. A must see!

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