Old mills in the bulb region

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Hillegom
  • 47.21 km (Approximately 02:46 u)
  • Cycling route 683014

Old mills in the bulb region

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Hillegom
  • 47.21 km (Approximately 02:46 u)
  • Cycling route 683014

This route takes you along the Kagerplassen and through the bulb region. You will enjoy colorful fields and panoramic views over the water. Along the way you pass many old mills.

Old mills
The route starts at Hotel Villa Flora. Drink a cup of coffee here before cycling into the vast polders. It is wonderful to make kilometers on the dike along the ring canal. In Buitenkaag you drive along the De Leeghwater pumping station from 1845. Here you have a nice view over the water of the Kagerplassen. In this region you will see many old mills. De Ligtermolen 1 and 2 are the only twelve-sided windmills in the Netherlands.

Picturesque places
Rijpwetering and Oude Ade are two picturesque villages. Squeeze your brakes to enjoy the characteristic atmosphere here. De Vrouw Venne is a seventeenth-century polder mill. The Dorpsstraat of Warmond also breathes the atmosphere of bygone times. Further on you will pass the Keukenhof. As a flower lover, you naturally want to get off here and experience all the scents and colors. At Hotel Villa Flora you can enjoy a nice meal after getting off the train.


# Description Distance
Hotel Villa Flora (Hoofdstraat, 2181 EB, Hillegom, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
13 (Houttuin, 2181JG, Hillegom, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.29 km
14 (2181BN, Hillegom, South Holland, The Netherlands) 1.24 km
61 (2144KZ, Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.62 km
1 (2165BE, Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 6.26 km
25 (2158LZ, Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 11.48 km

Pause places

Hotel Villa Flora

Hoofdstraat 55
2181 EB Hillegom

Hotel Villa Flora is located in the middle of the colorful Bollenstreek, close to the dunes. The hotel is therefore a fantastic starting and ending point for a wonderful stay in this beautiful region. Enjoy the peace and quiet and the colorful surroundings or get a breath of fresh air on one of the beautiful beaches. Also enjoy the hospitality at Hotel Villa Flora. In the Grand Cafe you can enjoy a cup of coffee, a good glass of wine, finger food, lunch or a delicious piece of Olmenhorst apple pie from early in the morning until late in the evening. You are most welcome.


Lijkermolen No.1

Lijkermolen No 1 8
2375 NE Kaag en Braassem

This mill was built in 1780 to drain the dehydrated Veender and Lijkerpolder. The mill is still running on a voluntary basis. Near this mill you will find the Lijkermolen No. 2.

Vrouw Venner

2374AN Kaag en Braassem

Molen De Vrouw Venner is a polder mill from 1835 that was built to drain the Vrouw Vennepolder. The mill has been restored several times and is now used on a voluntary basis.


Broekdijkmolen 1
2360 AA Leiden

The Broekdijkmolen in Warmond is an octagonal wooden polder mill built in 1862, which replaced a burnt-down octagonal mill from 1840. In 1972 the mill went downhill during a storm and could be stopped with difficulty. The following night, however, the mill burned down, probably as a result of overheating. The municipality of Haarlem offered an octagonal mill as a replacement. This could not be kept in its place in the Waarderpolder due to the expansion of an industrial estate. The mill was transferred in its entirety to Warmond and appeared to fit on the masonry substructure. The mill was installed in 1974; the restoration lasted until 1976. Until 1979, the Broekdijk mill was owned by the polder, then by the Oude Veenen water board and now by the Rijnlandse Molenstichting, which also supervised the 1976 reconstruction. The mill now drains the Broek en Simontjes polder on a voluntary basis. The mill is a national monument.

De Speelman (romp/restant)

Molen De Speelman
2171PW Teylingen

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were not only used to produce flour from cereals, but also for draining polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, which have truly been set up as a polder model. A must see!

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