Walk East and Westgraftdijk

Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 754513

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Provided by: Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

10.1 km
02:32 h
576 kcal
0 m


Get to know the water-rich polders around Oost- and Westgraftdijk with this walk. Along the way you can relax in this quiet area and you will also find many fascinating sights here.

Fishing village De Rijp
You start this walk on the edge of the former fishing village of De Rijp. Between the 17th and 19th centuries, De Rijp was very prosperous due to whaling and herring fishing. Later that industry moved to other cities in North Holland. At the start of the route you can take a look at the Jan Boon Museum"Het Walhuis\\\", Raadhuis De Rijp and the Grote Kerk De Rijp. Here you will discover some traces of the village's rich past. You can also visit Het Wapen van Munster in De Rijp for a snack and a drink. Then you can hit the road full of energy.

On foot through the polders
Through the polders you set course to Oost-Graftdijk, West-Graftdijk and back to de Rijp. You walk along the Kamerhop polder, which was drained in 1643.

A historic cage
On the edge of Oost-Graftdijk you will find a workers' house. This is one of the few completely wooden houses on the former Schermereiland. In the so-called fence shed behind the house, hemp used to be divided into bunches and bundled. It is the only historic cage that can still be found here.

Would you like to explore Laag Holland further? Then take a look here.
Parking Church Restaurant Museum Tourist landmark

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Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

In Laag Holland are the rustic villages of yesteryear. While cycling you will find Dutch history in the beautiful straight polder lines and the protected city and village views. Low Holland is a national landscape. The Defense Line of Amsterdam and the Beemster have been placed on the World Heritage list by UNESCO.


# Description Distance
40 (1483BK, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Hekelhok (1487 MC, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.79 km
55 (1486MS, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 6.40 km
41 (Dorpsstraat, 1484EL, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.62 km
20 (Westeinde, 1483EB, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 9.47 km
Museum Jan Boon "Het Walhuis" (Museum Jan Boon - 'Het Walhuis', 1483 BG, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 9.78 km

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