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.



Grosmolen

Doespolderweg 4
2355 CP Hoogmade
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This smock mill dated 1640 was used to drain the Voorofse or Grospolder. It was a working mill until 1956, after which it deteriorated.


Blauwemolen

Blauwemolenweg 10
2375 LZ Rijpwetering
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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.



Adermolen

Aderpolder 3
2159 BA Rijpwetering
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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.


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.



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.


Kagermolen (Kager Windmill)

Balgerij 2
2159 LZ Kaag
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De Kager is a hollow post mill from the 17th century. The windmill has a red upper house and was completely restored in 1965.



Lijkermolen no. 1

Poeldijk 8
2375 NE Rijpwetering
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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
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​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.



Rodemolen

Roode polder (geen adres)
2374 BP Oud Ade

The Rodemolen in Oud Ade was built in 1632 to drain the Westlagelandspolder. The name of this polder didn’t last long, as in 1654 it already was mentioned the Roodmolenpolder (red mill polder), the current name is, in short, Rode Polder. So the polder was mentioned after the mill intead of the other way round.


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.



Vlietmolen

Vlietkade 1
2355 CR Hoogmade
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The Vlietmolen was built in 1913 to drain the Vlietpolder, after its predecessor burnt down. The top of the Vlietmolen wasn’t newly built, but originated from a smock mill from Ter Aar.


Vrouw Vennemolen

Leidseweg 3
2374 AN Oud Ade
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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.