Tour along the former Schermereiland

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Alkmaar
  • 33.12 km (Approximately 01:56 u)
  • Cycling route 932501
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Tour along the former Schermereiland

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Alkmaar
  • 33.12 km (Approximately 01:56 u)
  • Cycling route 932501
This beautiful route takes you along the former Schermereiland and the surrounding polder area. A wetland area with many meadow birds, mills and historic village centres.

Directions

# Description Distance
VVV De Rijp (Kleine Dam, 1483BJ, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
61
61 (1483HB, Beemster, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.65 km
29
29 (Westdijk, 1636XA, Beemster, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.08 km
28
28 (1636XT, Beemster, North Holland, The Netherlands) 6.38 km
Kerk Schermerhorn (1636 VB, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 6.95 km
35
35 (1633RP, Koggenland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 12.52 km

Sights

Kerk Schermerhorn

2
1636 VB Alkmaar

This reformed church was built here in 1636. At that time, the church council kept a close eye on the behavior of the villagers from here and of course masses were held here.

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.

Ondermolen K

Ondermolen K
1636WE Alkmaar
http://www.allemolens.nl

Ondermolen K was built in the 17th century 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.

Bovenmolen G

Bovenmolen G
1636WE Alkmaar
http://www.allemolens.nl

De Ondermolen O built around the year 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.

Bovenmolen E

Bovenmolen E
1636VJ Alkmaar
http://www.allemolens.nl

This polder mill was built around 1633 in the village of Schermerhorn. Originally, this mill was part of six mills that drained the inner basin of the Schermer, but that task was taken over by auger mills in 1850.

Kerk Grootschermer

't Kieftennest 5
1843 Alkmaar

This church was built here in 1762. The church was thoroughly restored in the last century and today it is used as a cultural center. In the church you will find, among other things, a pulpit, pews and a baptismal arch from the 17th century.

Raadhuis Grootschermer

1
1843 JE Alkmaar
http://www.raadhuisgrootschermer.nl/

Groot Schermer's town hall was built in 1639. It has been restored twice over the centuries. In the 19th century the building was used for the storage of peat.

Stichting De Noordeinder Vermaning

18
1485 EV Alkmaar

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Mennonites formed the largest population group here. The old name 'exhortation' of this church refers to the first Mennonites, who did not know trained ministers, but teachers or exhorters.

Raadhuis Graft

25-27
1484 EN Alkmaar
http://www.raadhuisgraft.nl

This unique town hall dates from the year 1613 and was designed by an unknown architect. The world famous town hall is built in the so-called Dutch Renaissance style and radiates enormous wealth. Graft was a prosperous village, mainly because of the herring fishing and the cultivation of hemp. The lavish decoration on both facades is a reminder of this. On top of the gables are shield-bearing lions with the coat of arms of the then reigning stadholder, Prince Maurits. Next to the town hall is the restored tombstone floor of the former Reformed church of Graft. This church was demolished in 1951.

Beelden- en kunstpalerie eilandspolder

32
1484 EK Alkmaar

Elly Hoek permanently exhibits her bronze sculptures. In addition, she has alternated exhibitions of different artists in ceramics, paintings and jewelery in the gallery and garden. Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Beeldentuin 't Westeinde

46
1483 EB Alkmaar

Tineke makes bronze sculptures that come into their own in the polder landscape where they stand. The sculpture garden is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm when the flag is up.

Provided by:

Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland