Around Braassemermeer

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Alphen aan den Rijn
  • 32.32 km (Approximately 01:54 u)
  • Cycling route 228288
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Around Braassemermeer

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Alphen aan den Rijn
  • 32.32 km (Approximately 01:54 u)
  • Cycling route 228288
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).

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

Pause places

Van der Valk Avifauna

65
2404 HG Alphen aan den Rijn
http://www.vandervalkavifauna.nl

Van der Valk Avifauna is located in the middle of the Green Heart of the Netherlands, about a 30-minute drive from Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam. A perfect base for the most beautiful cycling routes! Spend the night in the four-star hotel, have a snack in the restaurant, take a gamble in the casino or take a relaxing cruise. Also visit the adjacent bird park and discover the most beautiful birds from all over the world. There is free parking and free WiFi internet.

Provided by:

Martin van der Valk, Zuid-Holland (NL)