6 Sights in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands.

1. Steektermolen

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The Steektermolen is a seesaw mill about 1 km west of Zwammerdam, south of the Oude Rijn. The mill has been owned by the Rijnlandse Molenstichting since 1 July 2018, previously it was owned by the Rijnland Water Board, Wilck and Wiericke Water Board. The polder mill pumped the polder Steekt and nowadays does this on a voluntary basis.

Wikipedia: Steektermolen (NL)

2. Vrouwgeestmolen

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The Vrouwgeestmolen in Alphen aan den Rijn is an octagonal wooden polder mill built in 1797 that drained the Vrouwgeest polder until 1968. Until 1970 the Vrouwgeestmolen was owned by the polder, after which it was sold to the Rijnlandse Molenstichting. The mill now pumps the Vrouwgeest polder on a voluntary basis.

Wikipedia: Vrouwgeestmolen (NL)

3. Adventskerk

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Adventskerk Dick van Smirren / CC BY 3.0

The Church of Saints is the church of the reformed Alpha Church on the Rhine. The church is located in the center of alphen on the Rhine River. Construction began in 1920 after the site's "new church" was destroyed by fire. In 1922, the church was officially put into use. The church is a municipal monument.

Wikipedia: Adventskerk (Alphen aan den Rijn) (NL)

4. Nigrum Pullum

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Nigrum Pullum, on the site of the later village of Zwammerdam, was a Roman settlement in the then province of Lower Germania. The name Nigrum Pullum possibly refers to the black colored peat soil or the black water of the peat river Meije, which ended at the small border fort.

Wikipedia: Nigrum Pullum (NL)

5. De Dikke Molen

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De Dikke Molen is located near the town of Zwammerdam north of the Oude Rijn. Previously, the mill was owned by the De Aarlanden Water Board but became privately owned in 1988. The polder mill formerly pumped the Zuid- and Noordeinderpolder.

Wikipedia: De Dikke Molen (NL)

6. Archeon

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Archeon is an archeological open air and living museum in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands that opened in 1994. In Alphen an ancient Roman military fortress has been established around 40, the settlement was given the Latin name Albaniana.

Wikipedia: Archeon, Netherlands (EN), Website


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