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. Since 1 July 2018, the mill has been owned by the Rijnlandse Molenstichting, previously it was owned by the Rijnland Water Board, Wilck and Wiericke Water Board. The polder mill drained the polder Steekt and now does so 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 drains 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 Advent Church is a church of the Reformed Church of Alphen aan den Rijn. The Church is located right in the center of Alphen aan den Rijn. After the 'Nieuwe Kerk' on this spot was destroyed by fire, construction began in 1920. The church was officially inaugurated in 1922. 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 former province of Lower Germania. The name Nigrum Pullum possibly refers to the black-coloured peat soil or the black water of the peat river Meije, which ended up at the small border fort.

Wikipedia: Nigrum Pullum (NL)

5. De Dikke Molen

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The thick mill is located at the town of Zwammerdam north of the Oude Rijn. Previously, the mill was owned by the Aarlanden Water Board, but became private ownership in 1988. The Poldermolen previously founded the South 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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