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Kaag en Braassem is ideal to explore by foot, bike or boat. The best routes can be found here.

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Walking Route Network Rijn and Veenstreek

route 450 km
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The walking route network is a walking network of 450 kilometers walking pleasure for young and old.

Skateroute: HSL & A4

location_on Roelofarendsveen, Rijpwetering, Hoogmade, Leiderdorp, Oud Ade
Kaag en Braassem
route 31 km
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The Kaag Route

location_on Kaag, Leiden, e.o.
route 39 km
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Bike along the natural banks of the Kagerplassen and Braassemermeer.

Along historical places and object in Woubrugge and Hoogmade

location_on Hoogmade en Woubrugge
route 22 km
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This route is accompanied by a series of 20 information signs at the remarkable historical buildings, places and objects in Hoogmade and Woubrugge.

Romeins Bezoek – in en rond Alpen aan den Rijn

location_on Alphen aan den Rijn
route 33 /47 /8,5 km
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Veen mermaid, will you stay?

location_on Roelofarendsveen, Nieuwe Wetering, Oude Wetering
route 15 km
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She is the best kept secret of Kaag en Braassem: The Veen mermaid.

Mills, water and more Walking Route

location_on Aderweg
Roelofarendsveen
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For this walking tour, we’ve mapped out a route for you. You can start your route at any node number. No less than 14 mills can be discovered during this 17 kilometers long route.

Monuments Route Kaag & Braassem

location_on Woudsedijk-Zuid 43
Woubrugge
route 37,5 km
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This cycling route (which you can walk too) is published as part of the Open Monuments Weekend 2020.

The sloop network

location_on Hollandse Plassen
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Sail across the ‘Kagerplassen’, the ‘Braassemermeer’ and the ‘Wijde Aa’, or cross the canals, original peat streams and pools.

Wijde Aa Route

location_on Hoogmade, Roelofarendsveen, Woubrugge
route 19 km
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​Stroling along the shores of the ancient peat lake Wijde Aa.

Mills and More Sailing Route

location_on Braassemermeer, Kagerplassen, e.o.
route 12 uur
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The ‘Mills and More’ route, is a wonderful multiple day sailing route around the municipalities of Kaag en Braassem. Alphen aan den Rijn and Warmond, which will lead you along the most beautiful mills, remarkable sights and other interesting activities.

Dutch Lakes Cycling Route

location_on Rond Braassemermeer, Nieuwkoopse Plassen en Westeinderplassen
route 100 - 88 - 59 - 47 km
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Via this route along (almost all) northern lakes of South-Holland, you’ll get a good impression of what the water and landscape of the Rhine and Peat region has to offer in terms of history, natural beauty and pleasure.

Water Works Route

location_on Leimuiden, Rijnsaterwoude
route 20 km
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Through the ages, both Leimuiden and Rijnsaterwoude delivered battles against the water of the Hollandse Plassen (Dutch Lakes). This bicycle route will take you along several water works, the remains of this remarkable history.

Molen- en Merentocht Zuid-Holland

location_on Roelofarendsveen, Hoogmade, Rijpwetering, Oud Ade, Kaag, e.o.
route 20 - 100 km
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Zwanburgerroute

location_on Koudenhoorn, Warmond
Warmond
route 2 of 7 km (van april tot oktober)
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Mills and Lakes Route

location_on Oude Wetering, Nieuwe Wetering, Rijpwetering, Roelofarendsveen
route 16 of 23 km
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You can discover the rural area between the beautiful lakes Braassemermeer and the Kagerplassen within an hour. The route will take you along the picturesque villages of Roelofarendsveen, Rijpwetering, Nieuwe Wetering and Oude Wetering. you can start the bicycle route at any point of the cycle network.

Polder Path

location_on Hoogmade
route 4 km
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Short walk where you can discover the various sides of Hoogmade: The polder landscape, the A4, the water and various restaurants. Highly recommended on a sunny day!

Tulip Route

location_on Roelofarendsveen
Roelofarendsveen
route ± 2 uur
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A cruise filled with stories about the flourishing polder. The typically Dutch Veenderpolder and Lijkerpolder outside the dikes, a unique peat polder where hundreds of millions of tulips are scalded. Sail into this polder and immerse yourself in the interesting story of the tulip and its special relationship with this polder. The tulip symbolises everything that grows and thrives here.

Grote Heilige Geestpolderpad

location_on Leimuiden en Rijnsaterwoude
route 4 km
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Mills Route Rijpwetering and Braassemermeer

location_on Hazenpad 1
Roelofarendsveen
route 17,4 km
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A gorgeous route from starting point De Veense Bukker, where you can treat yourself to coffee and cake. Via Rijpwetering you’ll walk right through the polder along the mills and back to Roelofarendsveen where you continue your walk along the banks of the Braassemermeer.

Leimuiden - Woubrugge Lap

location_on Oude Wetering, Leimuiden, Rijnsaterwoude, Woubrugge, Hoogmade, Rijpwetering en Nieuwe Wetering.
Kaag en Braassem
route 25 km
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Within an hour and a half, you can cycle around the Braassemermeer and will pass the villages around it.

Aderoute

location_on Oude Wetering, Nieuwe Wetering, Roelofarendsveen
route 9 km
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A delightful walk of 9 km which leads you through three villages.

Tour the Colorific Splendor in the Bollenstreek

location_on Hazenpad 1
Roelofarendsveen
route 68 km
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Breathtaking ride from Route.nl through the Bollenstreek. Starts in Roelofarendsveen.

Dutch Villages Route

location_on De elf dorpen van Kaag en Braassem
route 55 km
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​Cycling around Kaag en Braassem is a real voyage of discovery through an authentic Dutch polder landscape via characteristic Dutch villages.

Braassemermeer route

location_on Start in Roelofarendsveen of Rijnsaterwoude
route 52 km
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De route will take you through a varied landscape of ancient peat polders, reclaimed land, lakes and horticultural enclaves.

Delicacies from the region

location_on Roelofarendsveen, Woubrugge, Hoogmade
Kaag en Braassem
route 29 km
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There are a lot of farmer shops to visit in Kaag & Braassem. As we are curious about them and where to find them, our editor Alice got on her bike herself. Together with her husband, she is in for a nice surprise. They cycled to Woubrugge, Hoogmade and Roelofarendsveen and discovered lots of delicacies from the region.

Molens en water

location_on Hazenpad 1
Roelofarendsveen
route 37 km
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Braassemroute Skaten

location_on Oude Wetering, Nieuwe Wetering, Rijpwetering, Leiderdorp, Hoogmade, Roelofarendsveen
route 36 km
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Family Pathway Kaag

location_on Kaag, Buitenkaag
route 5 km
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The Family Pathway Kaag is a 5 km long pathway through Buitenkaag and the picturesque Kaag Island. It will take you along the 20 most beautiful spots in the surroundings. Just crossing with the ferry from Buitenkaag to Kaag Island is a unique experience. Along the route you will come across a water play equipment, a birdwatching wall and a watchtower.

Braassem Route

location_on Rijnsaterwoude, Roelofarendsveen
route 11,6 km
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​ANWB Walking route of 11.6 kilometers along the shores of the Braassem.

Follow the trail of the Veen Mermaid

location_on Leiden, Leiderdorp, Rijpwetering, Roelofarendsveen, Oude Wetering, Nieuwe Wetering, Oud Ade
route 30 km
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Along flourishing polder sagas about tulips, farmers and gardeners.

Warmond Kaag Braassem Route

location_on Kagerplassen, Does, Braassemermeer, Wetering, Ringvaart
route 30 km
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This Sloepennetwerk (Sloop Network) route will take you from the Kagerplassen to the Does and the Braassemermeer, via the Wetering and Ringvaart back to the Kagerplassen.

Mill Route Leiden and Kagerplassen

location_on Leiden, Hoogmade, Rijpwetering, Nieuwe Wetering, Kaag, e.o.
route 35 km
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A land drained by many mills.

Marskramer path – Stage 18

location_on Rijnsaterwoude, Woubrugge en Hoogmade
route 21,7
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The Marskramer path is a walking route straight through the Netherlands.

De Zwetpolderroute

location_on Bodens Hosangweg
Woubrugge
route 5,5 km
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Between Leiden, Kaag & Braassem

location_on De dorpen van Kaag en Braassem en Leiden
route 70 km
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​This varied cycling route does not only lead you through the villages around Kaag & Braassem and Braassemermeer, but also through the historic inner city of Leiden.

Staande Mast Route (Fixed Mast Route) West-Netherlands

location_on Braassemermeer
route 114 km
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The Staande Mast Route (Fixed Mast Route) is a safe through-route for sailing and motor boats with an overall height of over six metres.

Cycle & Food Route

location_on Boterhuispolder nabij Oud Ade
route 8 of 25 km
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Get on your bike and ride the Cycle & Food route through the ancient Boterhuispolder and the polder of Kaag & Braassem. While cycling, you can collect your own meal. This route will take you along various locations with a shop, where you can buy homemade or local products,

Polders and Lakes Pathway

route 135 km (netwerk)
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​No were else in the Netherlands you can find more water than in this area. The multiple days Polders and Lakes Pathway is a 135 kilometers long walk and will lead you through the beautiful polder landscape. The route will take you along extensive lakes with wavy reed border, well organized tree nurseries, stately mills and picturesque villages.

Farmer and Cheese Cycle route

location_on Roelofarendsveen, Rijpwetering, Oud Ade, Kaag, Hoogmade, Woubrugge e.o.
Kaag en Braassem
route 35, 27 of 18 km
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Rondom Kaas & Braassem wants to stimulate young and old to hit the road and look for local produce, because cheese from the area taste absolute best, of course.

Cycling Route along the Mills around Kaag & Braassem

location_on Kaag, Nieuwe Wetering, Roelofarendsveen, Rijnsaterwoude, Woubrugge, Hoogmade, Rijpwetering, Oud Ade, Warmond
route 47 km
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​The polders around Kagerplassen and Braassemermeer belong to the Utrecht-Hollands peat-meadows area. Though the lots look very different here than anywhere else in the area.

Levend Erfgoedroute

location_on Warmond en Boterhuispolder nabij Oud Ade
Warmond
route 15 km (vaart de pont niet, dan is de route 4 km langer)
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Molenroute Lisse en Alphen aan den Rijn

location_on Hazenpad 1
Roelofarendsveen
route 55 km
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Mills and More Walking Route

location_on Hoogmade, Woubrugge
Hoogmade
route 11 km
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The Mills and More walking route will take you alongside 10 mills, the beautiful polder landscape and various sights, sidewalk café’s and selling point where you can buy local produce in and around Kaag & Braassem. In the distance you’ll see five more mills, which makes it a total of fifteen mills.

Monuments Walking Route Kaag & Braassem

location_on Starten kan in Leimuiden
Leimuiden
route 15 km
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This walking route (which you can cycle too) is published as part of the Open Monuments Weekend 2021, but can be walked at any other time. This way you are able to visit the monuments on your own occasion.

Mills and More

location_on Roelofarendsveen, Oude Wetering, Nieuwe Wetering, Rijpwetering, Oud Ade, e.o.
route 37,3 km
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The bicycle route ‘Mills and More’ will take you alongside no less than 20 mills and other places of interest in and around Kaag en Braassem.

Laarzenpad (the Wellies Trail)

location_on Kaag
route 5 km
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The free Laarzenpad starts from Bezinningscentrum de Stal. The path is signposted and runs through the polder on Kaag Island. The name Laarzenpad means “Wellies Trail” – it is not just a quaint name, it is good advice.

Cycle along monuments

location_on Leimuiden, Rijnsaterwoude, e.o.
Leimuiden
route 26 km
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This cycling route (which you can walk too) is published as part of the Open Monuments Weekend 2021.

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