Anna Paulowna - North Holland - The Netherlands
Hiking route 539423
Provided by: Groots Genieten
The more than 5000 hectare Anna Paulownapolder is located in the Kop van Noord-Holland. As a hiker you will experience panoramic views and a wonderful tranquility here. An ideal opportunity to get a breath of fresh air.
The polder is named after the Russian wife of King Willem II. It is the last polder to be drained in this region: only in 1846. However, the salinized soil proved unsuitable for agriculture for a long time. Now you see colorful bulb fields in the season. You walk along the shores of the Amstelmeer for a while. Originally this lake formed a transition between the Wadden Sea and the former Zuiderzee. You will see many birds and water sports enthusiasts here.
At Anna Paulowna you will pass the Leonide windmill, which dates from 2002. This mill looks like a traditional sawmill, but has never been in operation. The Leonide is part of a private house and is made up of parts from different mills. The village of Van Ewijcksluis originated around the lock between the Lage Oude Veer and the Amstelmeer.
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.