Hiking route Around Zwammerdam (13.5 km)

This walk starts at Brewery De Molen in Bodegraven. From Bodegraven, you find yourself on a lovely path through the meadows. The route takes you along the meandering old river De Meije towards Zwammerdam. Just before the village, you come across the Achtkante/Nieuwe Ziende Mill (body/remainder). After the lake was drained, in 1809 this mill was built not far from the original Ziende Mill, as the third mill to drain the area: the Achtkante or Nieuwe Ziende Mill. In 1921, a pumping station was built on the site of the (Old) Ziende Mill. That was when the Achtkante Mill was largely demolished, with only the body remaining. The interior is still almost completely authentic. Picturesque paths leading right through the wet polder will guide you back again. 

Note: the breeding season runs from 15 March to 1 July. You may not therefore be able to walk in certain parts. 

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Hiking route Around Zwammerdam (13.5 km)
  • Doortocht 4
  • 2411 DS Bodegraven
  • 06 - 83173657
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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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