STROLLING

 

 

 

WARMOND:

 

 

 

 

Warmond is a long-stretched village in the bulb-district, along the lakes Kagerplassen.

 

On the other side of the road of this house – where painter Jan Steen (17th Century) has lived – is a small street that leads to the embarkment place of a tour over the Kagerplassen, organised by Rederij van Hulst. As well as to the left as to the right in this Dorpsstraat (street) you will find very imposing houses.

 

The main road also has remarkable buildings, like the beautiful church NH Kerk.

 

At  Dorpsstraat 40 you’ll find the very spacy, cosy gallery from Henk J. Pruijsen, that has a nice sitting area inside and also outside – when the wheather is good – and with your cup of coffee you will get a very tasty tiny glass with a surprise.

 

In the same street you find Bakery Schavemaker, where you can have a simple lunch or a cup of coffee. In Warmond are more restaurants for decent meals, like Restaurant De Moerbei, opposite the Dutch Tourist Office VVV (www.vvvwarmond.nl)

 

Coming from the highway, you enter Warmond through a road flanked by stately trees, on your left hand side a large park. In this park is the mansion Huys te Warmont, not open to visitors; you can visit the park.

 

On the righthand side of the main road you see a small sign Oude Toren. This is a tower, part of a ruin, and a very old grave yard. The path is narrow and ends at the former Abby Mariënhaven; parking is a bit of a problem. The grave yard’s ground has small pebbles, but it is a nice spot to have a look. In the meadow you will see stork’s nest, during my visit it was occupied and the partner was strolling in the meadow!

 

 

 

Rederij van Hulst:

Lake/Windmill tour Meren-Molentocht: from half May to the end of October on  Monday through Saturday, approximately from 14.15 tot 16.30 hrs – in October not on Mondays and Fridays.

Green Heart of Holland tour Groene Hart van Zuid –Holland: 29th of June  to 15th  of September from Tuesday to Sunday 14.00  tot 17.15 hrs – in September not on Wednesday and Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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