Around Braassemermeer

Cycling in Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 228288

Provided by: Martin van der Valk, Zuid-Holland (NL)

5690 18
32.3 km
01:54 h
569 kcal
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Description

You start at Avifauna and cycle along the Heimanswetering towards Woubrugge. Cross the water at Kruisweg and continue cycling along Comriekade to the point where the Heimanswetering, Paddegat and Wijde Aa converge. Here you turn right into the Zwetweg along the Braassem in the direction of Woudse Dijk/Rijnsaterwoude. You pass the Zuiderhem nature reserve (also known as the Hemmen), a beautiful area consisting of six islands. From the Zwetweg you have a beautiful view. Unfortunately, the islands are not accessible, two of them are accessible by boat. Bird lovers should bring binoculars! On the islands'spot\\\' you will find various bird species, such as blue herons, spotted woodpeckers, hawks and long-eared owls. The Reed Warbler is often hidden in the reeds.

Mills and ferry

Furthermore, enjoy the beautiful view over the Braassemermeer, locally known as Braassem. This lake, created by peat excavation, is 425 hectares in size and a favorite with pleasure craft. There are also plenty of windmills to admire along the route. The first is the Dekkermolen wood sawmill, followed by the Geestmolen on the north side of the Braassem. Along the way there are plenty of nice terraces where you can settle down for a snack or drink. After junction 21 you get on the ferry that sails between Oude Wetering and Leimuiden. You can sail from Monday to Friday 07:00 - 19:00, Saturday 10:00 - 18:00, Sundays and public holidays 10:00 - 18:00 (from October to March the ferry does not sail on Sundays).
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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.

Directions

# Description Distance
Van der Valk Avifauna (2404 HG, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
14
14 (2401HP, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 2.31 km
44
44 (2481KR, Kaag en Braassem, South Holland, The Netherlands) 4.47 km
33
33 (Boddens Hosangweg, 2481KX, Kaag en Braassem, South Holland, The Netherlands) 6.06 km
34
34 (Herenweg, 2465AK, Kaag en Braassem, South Holland, The Netherlands) 9.11 km
19
19 (2451VE, Kaag en Braassem, South Holland, The Netherlands) 11.37 km

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  • Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland
  • Kaag en Braassem, South Holland
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