Sightseeing

14 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.



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.


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.



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.


Hoogmadese molen

Noordeinde 34a
2355 AN Hoogmade
Windmills ,

The Hoogmadese windmill has been used for draining the Hoogmadesche polder and the Piestpolder since 1897. It is built on the foundations of an old hollow post windmill, which was in too poor a condition to be restored.



Vrouw Vennemolen

Leidseweg 3
2374 AN Oud Ade
Windmills ,

The Vrouw Vennemolen in Oud Ade dates from the 17th century and was largely renovated in 1835. The hollow post windmill with a red painted upper house can be used to drain the Vrouw Vennepolder.


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.



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.


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.



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.


Kagerplassen (Lakes of Kaag)

Kagerplassen
Kaag
Notable places ,

The watersport area the ‘Kageplassen’ (lakes of Kaag) are centrally situated in the ‘Randstad’, between Amsterdam and Leiden and is the oldest watersports area of the Netherlands.



Het Braassemermeer (The Braassemer Lake)

Braassemermeer
Kaag en Braassem
Notable places ,

This area is home to many markets and is full of activities. The many villages, such as Roelofarendsveen, Rijpwetering, Oude Wetering and Ter Aar are characterised by intensive agriculture and horticulture.


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.