Also known as ‘Borft’, Bodegraven is the biggest and most pleasant cheese village in the Netherlands! It offers plenty of unique (village) events throughout the year that guarantee a fun time for young and old. The Autumn Market has a warm and welcoming tradition. Since 1952, Bodegraven has celebrated this traditional funfair, when the community throws a big annual party and elects their new Cheese Queen. It’s also a lot of fun to go shopping at all the shops here. There are several other shopping centres outside the town centre, where you can do your daily shopping. Do you enjoy a drink on the terrace or a good meal in a fine restaurant? If so, Bodegraven is definitely the place for you. Bodegraven is easily accessible thanks to its location on the A12 and on the railway line between Utrecht and Leiden. Bodegraven is also easy to reach by boat. Moor your boat on the Rijnkadehaven and step right into this bustling village!

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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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