Along mills and lakes

Kaag en Braassem, South Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 341496

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25.8 km
01:31 h
454 kcal
0 m


This beautiful route takes you along the Kagerplassen and the Braassemermeer. While cycling you can enjoy beautiful views of the water and the grassy polders.

The Tulip of the Randstad
Roelofarendsveen is the tulip center of the Netherlands: a quarter of all Dutch tulips come from here. If you pass the water tower from 1932, you will see that some large images of tulips have been applied to it (in 1986). In Oude Wetering you can see two seventeenth-century churches and a monumental mansion from 1744 in the Kerkstraat. In the flat polder land along the Ringvaart you can see the Googermolen. This polder mill from 1717 is the largest round stone ground sailer in the Netherlands.

At the Kagerplassen you can see water, reed ditches and striking polder windmills. The municipality of Kaag en Braassem even has the most windmills (20) within a municipality in the Netherlands. When you have crossed the bicycle ferry to Zevenhuizen, you will see a beautiful former court house from the middle of the eighteenth century at Boekhorsterweg 11. Just past this village you will pass the Vrouw Venne, a seesaw mill from the seventeenth century. 

Unique twelve-sided windmills
On this route you will come to the Poeldijk just outside Rijpwetering past the only twelve-sided windmills in the Netherlands: the Lijkermolen 1 and Lijkermolen 2. Both polder windmills date from 1780 and drained the Dried Veender- and Lijkerpolder. The masons who built the mills did not believe that a round mill could be perfectly sealed. So they proposed making a hull with twelve sides. It now provides you with a unique and beautiful view. Would you like to take another nice trip past old windmills in the Dutch polder? Then also drive route 178589.

NB; for the current sailing times of the ferry in Kaagdorp, check the website;

Restaurant Windmill

Height Profile


# Description Distance
21 (2377AG, Kaag en Braassem, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Googermolen (2377CG, Kaag en Braassem, South Holland, The Netherlands) 2.23 km
9 (2376AR, Kaag en Braassem, South Holland, The Netherlands) 3.16 km
Adermolen (Adermolen, Kaag en Braassem, South Holland, The Netherlands) 5.68 km
8 (2158LS, Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 7.51 km
9 (2376AR, Kaag en Braassem, South Holland, The Netherlands) 11.80 km


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