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Things to do in Kockengen

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bus Station
“Free parking and for approx €5 to Amsterdam central station or for approx €3 to Utrecht central station”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
“You can park your car near the station for free. And travel to Amsterdam, Utrecht, Woerden, Gouda, Bijlmer Arena and many more. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Remarkable location for great biological dishes with local ingredients or just a drink in the weekends. Also the homemade pies are delicious. Located in the middle of the Dutch "polder" at 10 minutes walking from the caravan. Just 5 km from Breukelen trainstation and 20 km from Amsterdam. It has a 20 meters high view tower.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Small restaurant on an island in the middle of the meadows. The Island in the Pasture is a real island where two rivers (the Heicop and the Bijleveld) come together in the middle of the green heart of the Netherlands. Adventurous food for a reasonable price. Products on the menu are of sustainable origin: free range meat, non-endangered fish species and vegetarian dishes. Because the island is higher than the surrounding meadows, people look "in" the pasture, as it were. This gives a beautiful view. The terrace is located on the water on the side where the sun goes down, through which beautiful skies can be admired. Only open at Thur, Fri, Sat, and Sun. www.heteilandinhetweiland.nl”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 2 locals recommend
Doctor's Office
“Polderreservaat Kockengen, Let op! adres: inlopen vanaf de parkeerplaats bij de begraafplaats aan de Dreef, bij het Henri Dunantpad. Broedplaats van Zwarte Stern, veel soorten (beschermde) planten, een uniek plekje.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“At walking distance (10 minutes) you can have a look at the Spengense Molen (Authentic Dutch Windmill). The current mill is build after the burning down of the predecessor. After a failed experiment with a direct-driven internal paddle wheel, the mill was rebuilt in 1852 to its current form. Until 1962 this mill was used to regulate the water levels in the area. Dirk Blom was the miller from 1915 till 1960. Since 1963 the mill is owned by the organization "De Utrechtse Molens". The mill underwent a major restoration during 1985 and 1986. The mill was also jacked and adjusted straight. Until that major restauration some elements of the initial design have been put back, for example they replaced the equator by an catch construction. Draining the 1150 hectare polder became an ever greater problem after 1965 due to the lowering of the water level, combined with the settling of the peat soil. This greatly reduced reach of the scoop wheel. Around 1980 there was only 20 cm left. In 2011 the water axis was lowered 32 centimeter and the diameter of the scoop wheel increased to 46 cm. At the same time, the blades were narrowed from 52 to 33 cm. The slope has been adjusted also. With those modifications one was able to lower the reach to 70 cm. After decades of worrying, the grindle paddle wheel was able to function again. Most of the Saturdays this mill is in operation (it is turning but not pumping up the water). One could visit on Saturdays or there is the opportunity to make an appointment for a visit. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Lekker dichtbij, lekkere daghap. Gezellig klein barretje. Open tot laat in de avond. Maandag en dinsdag gesloten.”
  • 1 local recommends
Transit Station
“Treinstation. 5 autominuten. Aanrader om naar Amsterdam te gaan met trein. Parkeren in Amsterdam is erg duur.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Remarkable location for great biological dishes with local ingredients or just a drink in the weekends. Also the homemade pies are delicious. Located in the middle of the Dutch "polder" at 10 minutes walking from the caravan. Just 5 km from Breukelen trainstation and 20 km from Amsterdam. It has a 20 meters high view tower.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Small restaurant on an island in the middle of the meadows. The Island in the Pasture is a real island where two rivers (the Heicop and the Bijleveld) come together in the middle of the green heart of the Netherlands. Adventurous food for a reasonable price. Products on the menu are of sustainable origin: free range meat, non-endangered fish species and vegetarian dishes. Because the island is higher than the surrounding meadows, people look "in" the pasture, as it were. This gives a beautiful view. The terrace is located on the water on the side where the sun goes down, through which beautiful skies can be admired. Only open at Thur, Fri, Sat, and Sun. www.heteilandinhetweiland.nl”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Lekker dichtbij, lekkere daghap. Gezellig klein barretje. Open tot laat in de avond. Maandag en dinsdag gesloten.”
  • 1 local recommends

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