Sightseeing

26 Sightseeing

Kaag en Braassem has a unique character with many windmills, churches, heritage sites, museums, parks and special places that it accommodates. Take the time to see them up close.



Watertoren

Noordhoek 7
2371 XH Roelofarendsveen
Heritage sites ,

The water tower in Roelofarendsveen was built in 1931 to a design by the architect Hendrik Sangster. The tower is 31.5 meters high and has a water reservoir of 150 m³. Due to the enormous tulip on the stucco facades, the water tower is a striking landmark in the surroundings of Roelofarendsveen.


Woudse Dom

Herenweg 26
2465 AC Rijnsaterwoude
Churches,

Originally De Woudse Dom in Rijnsaterwoude was a Roman Catholic church. The year of construction is unknown. After the Iconoclasm in 1556 the church became Protestant. The first pastor was Reverend Snoeckaert in 1573.



Geestmolen

Heiligegeestlaan 6
2465 AX Rijnsaterwoude

For the desiccation of the Grote Heilige Geestpolder, the Geestmolen, a ground-sailor, was built in 1707. On the burr of the mill however, it says 1833, in this year the top of the mill was fully restored.


Kagermolen (Kager Windmill)

Balgerij 2
2159 LZ Kaag
Windmills ,

De Kager is a hollow post mill from the 17th century. The windmill has a red upper house and was completely restored in 1965.



Veense Sluis (Veen Lock)

Noordkade 3
2371 EA Roelofarendsveen
Notable places ,

In 1632 the polder was closed due to flooding of the Braassem. Four wooden locks were built for water regulation and accessibility. The current sluice dates from 1897 and replaced the first, wooden sluice. This is the only lock remaining in the area.


Veendermolen

Aderweg 2
2371 AH Roelofarendsveen

This round stone ground-sailor lies on the banks of the Wijde Aa in Roelofarendsveen. The substructure is dated from 1830, the top was built in 1934 by the mill making company Verbij from Hoogmade.



Lijkermolen No. 2

Poeldijk 1
2375 NE Rijpwetering
Windmills ,

​Together Lijkermolen No. 1 and Lijkermolen No. 2 form a unique duo. They are the only twelve-sided stone mills in the Netherlands. The two ground-sailers (windmills that can be controlled from the ground) were built in 1780 on a pond which had had its peat removed (the current Drooggemaakte Veender- en Lijkerpolder) to drain it dry.


Lijkermolen no. 1

Poeldijk 8
2375 NE Rijpwetering
Windmills ,

Together Lijkermolen No. 1 and Lijkermolen No. 2 form a unique duo. They are the only twelve-sided stone mills in the Netherlands. The two ground-sailers (windmills that can be controlled from the ground) were built in 1780 on a pond which had had its peat removed (the current Drooggemaakte Veender- en Lijkerpolder) to drain it dry.



Buurtermolen

Buurterpolder
2375 NJ Rijpwetering
Windmills ,

The Buurtermolen, believed to have been built in the 18th century, was used to drain the Buurterpolder up to 1968. When this task was taken over by an electric pumping station, the hollow post mill fell into disrepair.


Blauwemolen

Blauwemolenweg 10
2375 LZ Rijpwetering
Windmills ,

The Blauwe Polder (Blue Polder) owes his name to the smock mill with the blue painted top, which drained the polder. When this smock mill was broken down, in 1903. Mill maker Vrijburg from Oud Ade built the current Blauwemolen in 1904. With parts of an old ‘Boezemmolen’ (drainage mill) dated 1774 from Hillersberg.



Akkerslootmolen

Akkerslootpolder 7
2374 AB Rijpwetering

The Akkerslootmolen is an eight sided thatched rof ground-sailor dated from 1793. The mill can be deployed to drain te Akkersloot, Hertogs and Blijverspolder.


Googermolen

Googermolenweg 1
2377 CW Oude Wetering
Windmills ,

In 1717 the Googermolen was built to drain the Googerpolder. The current miller is Jos van der Donk.