Webcam De Rijp: KIJK !

  • The tourist office of De Rijp is situated in the weighing house (1630)

  • Take a walk through De Rijp with its splendidly restored 17th century houses

  • Rent a 'Whispering Boat' for a ride in the Eilandspoldder

  • Take a walk in the village and surrounding areas

  • King Alexander celebrated his birthday in De Rijp in 2014

  • Charles Dickens' festival in wintertime

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The tourist office is situated in the weighing house:



De Waag
Kleine Dam 1
1483 BJ De Rijp


Telephone: +31 (02)99-671979
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


During the winter you can only reach us by e-mail.

The Touristboard is now closed for the wintersaison.

Openingtimes 2016: We will be open from Friday 25th of March (and the following Easterholidays) on.


In March, April, May, June, July, August and September: Tuesday till Sundays incl. from 11.00 till 17.00 hours.


In March, April, May, June and September: also open on mondays from 11.00 till 15.00 hours.


In July and August: also open on Mondays from 11.00 till 17.00 hours.


In October: open on Sundays only from 11.00 till 15.00 hours.
Extra open on Saturday october 15th and  from monday 17th till Saturday october 22th from 11.00 till 15.00 hours.


Extra open during the "Midwinterfeest" (in Dickens style) in december, Saturady 10th from 11.00 till 22.00 hours and on Sunday 11th from 11.00 til 18.00 hours.


Closed: from monday  september 12th til monday 19th during the fair in "de Rijp".



Welcome to Tourist Office De Rijp

As you wander through De Rijp with its beautifully restored 17th century houses, you will appreciate why the famous water engineer Jan Adriaanszoon Leeghwater referred to it as "the finest village in Holland". Centuries of history are still evident. The unique town hall with its weighing scales and Jan van der Heyden fire pump. The great Gothic church with its 23 stained glass windows. Picturesque farms and half-wooden townhouses all bear witness to the style and glory of the past steeped in a long tradition of whaling fleets and herring fishing. Local guides are pleased to provide more detailed information.


Make sure and visit the museums In 't Houten Huis and the Jan Boon Museum or the period town halls of Graft (1613) and De Rijp (1630). Certainly worth seeing is the famous tombstone floor of the Dutch Reformed Church in Graft and the Mennonite church in Noordeinde.

The villages are rich in shops, galleries, artists and excellent restaurants. Bi-annually, De Rijp has become a legend in the region with its Dickens-style Midwinter Festival.


The neighbouring Eilandspolder nature reserve is just waiting for your discovery on foot, bicycle or by boat.


On April 26 2014 the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the King's birthday ("Koningsdag") in De Rijp.


Information on Graft-De Rijp and the surrounding area is available in our shop: VVV guide books, museum leaflets, brochures of amusement parks and zoos, walking, cycling and boating maps, lists of accommodation addresses. A limited range of souvenirs and postcards are also on sale.





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De Waag
Kleine Dam 1
1483 BJ De Rijp

Telefoon: 0299-671979
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

N.B. In het winterseizoen zijn wij alleen via e-mail te bereiken.