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.



Kagerplassen (Lakes of Kaag)

Kagerplassen
Kaag
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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.


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.



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.


Adermolen

Aderpolder 3
2159 BA Rijpwetering
Windmills ,

The Adermolen is a ground-sailor from 1941. It’s a mill which can be operated from the ground. This round stone windmill with thatches roof is being used to drain the Aderpolder. The mill, an eight sided jack mill, which originally drained this poder, burnt down in 1880.



Googermolen

Googermolenweg 1
2377 CW Oude Wetering
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In 1717 the Googermolen was built to drain the Googerpolder. The current miller is Jos van der Donk.


Het Braassemermeer (The Braassemer Lake)

Braassemermeer
Kaag en Braassem
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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.



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.


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.



Moppemolen

Poeldijk 16
2375 NH Rijpwetering
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The Moppemolen was built in 1752 after fire destroyed its predecessor. Together with the Meerkrek this ground-sailer was used for drainage of the Veenderpolder and the Lijkerpolder beyond the dikes.


Buurtermolen

Buurterpolder
2375 NJ Rijpwetering
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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.



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.


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.