Kaag en Braassem - South Holland - The Netherlands
Cycling route 630582
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This route takes you along a number of Dutch lakes: the Brassemermeer, the Westeinderplassen and the Kagerplassen. In addition to water-rich views, you will also find many historic villages in this region.
From the cycle path you can see old farms and some beautiful windmills. You cross the Paddegat with a ferry, after which you see some of the six islands of De Hemmen in the Brassemermeer. They were created after a dike breach in 1788. In Rijnsaterwoude you pass the Dekkermolen from 1911.
You make a tour around the Westeinderplassen. This area was created by peat extraction, but never reclaimed. A nice place to get off and enjoy the silence along the bank. Fort at Kudelstaart, part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam, is also located on the water. You drive over the Huigsloterdijk to the village of Kaag. You can cross the Kagerplassen via a ferry: how nice!
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.
De Dekkermolen is a small sawmill built around 1911. The mill was mainly used for light sawing. In 1...
Behind dikes, at the edge of waterways and often at the end of farm roads, under small grassy hills,...
The Googermolen was built in 1717 to drain the Googerpolder. This mill is the largest round stone gr...