Spot ships and discover villages in the Westland

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Maassluis
  • 69.64 km (Approximately 04:05 u)
  • Cycling route 752572
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Spot ships and discover villages in the Westland

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Maassluis
  • 69.64 km (Approximately 04:05 u)
  • Cycling route 752572

A wonderful route along beautiful villages and recreational lakes in the bird-rich polder of the Westland. From the dike along the Nieuwe Waterweg you have beautiful views over the water, the harbor and the Westland.

Ancient places
Your route starts at Monsieur Paul, a brasserie in the historic city center of Maassluis. In medieval Maassluis you will see the Wippersmolen, a polder mill from 1726. You immediately cycle into a beautiful town: the ancient picturesque reclamation village of Maasland. Here you can admire some beautiful buildings, such as the Oude Kerk, which originally dates from the fourteenth century. Museum de Schilpen is also a picture: it is an eighty-year-old grocery store in original condition.

Recreational lakes
You cycle through the polders to Schipluiden, a nice village with beautiful buildings. The Dorpskerk dates from the seventeenth century. A little later you drive along the Wollebrand, which is partly in use as a recreational lake, but also serves as a natural water storage. Like the Crow's Nest, it is a quiet nature and recreation area. You drive back to Maassluis along the Nieuwe Waterweg. This connection between the port of Rotterdam and the North Sea was built in 1872. What a ship you see here!

Directions

# Description Distance
Monsieur Paul (Noordvliet, 3142 CH, Maassluis, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Wippersmolen (De Wippersmolen, 3141SV, Maassluis, South Holland, The Netherlands) 1.03 km
39
39 (3155EL, Midden-Delfland, South Holland, The Netherlands) 1.76 km
Museum De Schilpen (3155AB, Midden-Delfland, South Holland, The Netherlands) 2.87 km
34
34 (3155CH, Midden-Delfland, South Holland, The Netherlands) 4.93 km
33
33 (Gaagpad, 3155CG, Midden-Delfland, South Holland, The Netherlands) 6.04 km

Pause places

Monsieur Paul

Noordvliet 5
3142 CH Maassluis
http://www.monsieurpaul.nl

Brasserie Monsieur Paul is a brasserie in the middle of the historic city center of Maassluis. A wonderful base for cycling along the Nieuwe Waterweg, through the Westland and through the old Delft. After a breath of fresh air, it is nice to get off at Brasserie Monsieur Paul. This catering facility has been a household name in Maassluis and the surrounding area for more than twenty years. What started as a croissanterie is now a busy brasserie with a warm, homely atmosphere. In summer it is good to relax on the terrace boat in the Noordvliet. Brasserie Monsieur Paul has recently opened on Friday and Saturday evenings, with tapas on the menu.

Sights

Wippersmolen

De Wippersmolen
3141SV Maassluis
http://www.allemolens.nl

This Wippersmolen was built to drain the Sluispolder. After the area around the mill deteriorated due to high-rise buildings, raised traffic viaduct, Wipperspark, high poplars and tall vegetation, it became increasingly difficult to keep the mill running.

Museum De Schilpen


3155AB Midden-Delfland

Museum de Schilpen is a museum in the South Holland town of Maasland. The 16th-century building is recognized as a national monument. The museum provides insight into the history of the grocery trade and life in Maasland in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Monument Crash Liberator Lil'Max

Willem-Alexanderflat
2286CA Rijswijk

War memorial expanded with some details of historical or tourist interest

Tekno Museum


3155DL Westland

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