Along the Limes

The Oude Rhijn (Old Rhine) (rhenus) formed the historical northern border of the Roman Empire (limes) and was guarded by a series of forts (castella) and watchtowers. The Romans also built a small castellum (castle) in Bodegraven on the spot where a peat river led to the Rhine between the castella in Woerden and Zwammerdam.

Romans in Bodegraven

Information panels, images and apps offer a good overview of the Roman Limes in Bodegraven.

Roman apps

The TimeTravel Bodegraven app brings Castellum Bodegraven to life and shows panoramic photos of the past and present. The route app Along the Limes covers three limes routes at Bodegraven. Go to Google Play, iPhone Appstore or Windows Phone Store and download the app, izi.TRAVEL, and search for the destination, Roman Limes.


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Extraordinary is the word that we believe best sums up our villages in the Bodegraven-Reeuwijk municipality. You will find peace and quiet here, thanks to the vast open spaces with lots of green and water. And unique places for recreation with the whole family and activities for a fun group outing. Enjoy a long weekend getaway in the fresh air or a holiday in Holland’s Green Heart, one of the Netherlands’ most beautiful scenic areas.

Bodegraven-Reeuwijk has a lot to offer for your leisure and pleasure, ranging from walking and cycling routes, museums, shopping, and a wide choice of dining experiences and options for a fun night out. You will find quirky shops here, as well as cosy coffee bars and fine restaurants. Indulge in the many regional delights from local farms or go for an organic high tea. Each village in our municipality has its own history and distinct character. The atmosphere is always good, and the people are friendly. You are welcomed with open arms!

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