A round along the Eilandspolder

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Beemster
  • 39.94 km (Approximately 02:20 u)
  • Cycling route 589920
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A round along the Eilandspolder

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Beemster
  • 39.94 km (Approximately 02:20 u)
  • Cycling route 589920

The Eilandspolder is a centuries-old swampy old peat area. From the dikes you can see the Dutch landscape from the time before the reclamation.

Beemsterpolder
A little later you look out from the dike over the Eilandspolder on the left. An area rich in birds with many small canals, copses and a few wide waterways. On the right you look out over the Beemster, the polder that was reclaimed by hydraulic engineer Jan Adriaanszoon Leeghwater and is on the World Heritage List.

Golden Age
The route also takes you through some beautiful villages, such as Grootschermer, Noordeinde and Graft, which was still a port in the Golden Age. You can see some beautiful monuments here, such as ancient town halls. You will also pass the Monument Willem Woestenburg & Lou Beumer. In early 1945, these resistance fighters tried to rescue the surviving airmen from a crashed English plane. They were caught by the Germans and killed in a shooting spree.

Directions

# Description Distance
61
61 (Oosteinde, 1483HB, Beemster, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 0.00 km
29
29 (Westdijk, 1636XA, Beemster, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 4.16 km
28
28 (Oosteinde, 1636XT, Beemster, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 5.49 km
30
30 (Kathoek, 1633GB, Koggenland, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 11.42 km
35
35 (West, 1633RP, Koggenland, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 11.60 km
24
24 (Zuid-Spierdijkerweg, 1648LB, Koggenland, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 13.78 km

Sights

Ondermolen O

Ondermolen O
1646WK Alkmaar
http://www.allemolens.nl

The Ondermolen O was built in 1633 to drain part of the Schermer. That task was taken over by an electric pumping station and the mill has been running on a voluntary basis ever since.

Monument Willem Woestenburg & Lou Beumer

Meerdijk
1485ET Alkmaar

This memorial commemorates two resistance fighters from the Second World War. After attempting to help a few airmen of an allied fighter or bomber, they became involved in a firefight. The cross is placed where it happened.

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