Cycling Route along the Mills around Kaag & Braassem

Cycling Route along the Mills around Kaag & Braassem
Kaag en Braassem, Leiden, Hoogmade, Leiderdorp, Leimuiden, Warmond, Oud Ade, Kaag, Woubrugge, Roelofarendsveen, Rijpwetering
47 km
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Cycling Route along the Mills around Kaag & Braassem

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. They are more spacious and square. The lakes also have a different history, they did not develop by land turning into peat, but by a natural process of erosion of the shore. Windmills needed to keep the swampy peat soils and the legs of the livestock dry. And don’t forget to alight at a Windmill. If the blades are rotating, the miller is at home.

Want to learn more about mills? Visit our mills page or book the package deal ‘Meet the Miller’.

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