Welcome to the Land of Leeghwater
The Land van Leeghwater is the exceptionally beautiful area on the northwest side of the National Landscape Low Holland and is located directly to the east of the city of Alkmaar. In this traditional Dutch landscape are the famous windmills and polders from the Golden Age.
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Tourist Office De Rijp (VVV)
Information on the Land of Leeghwater 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. Tourist Office De Rijp is situated in the weighing house (1630) in the centre of De Rijp.
Holland above Amsterdam
Holland above Amsterdam, the best Holland has to offer. Moulded by our ancestors through unremitting labour. Windmills, dykes, polders, historical and modern villages and cities. The rich nature gives the area colour. We are happy to share our part of the world with you. Get to know the endless possibilities and it's friendly, welcoming and straightforward inhabitants. See: hollandbovenamsterdam.com/en
De Rijp is an easy around 48-minute trip from Amsterdam. (With effect from 22-07-2018:) Busline 305 travels to the village twice an hour. Look out for the bus on the river side of Amsterdam Central Station. From the busstop Wollandje in De Rijp you walk towards the parking lot and cross the small bridge at the end to reach the center of the village.
Take advantage of the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket www.iamsterdam.com/en which offers unlimited travel on buses, trams, trains and metros in the Amsterdam Area for 24 hours for 1 day - €19.50,
2 days - € 28.00 and for 3 days - € 36.50...
The tourist office is situated in the weighing house:
Kleine Dam 1
1483 BJ De Rijp
Telephone: +31 (02)99-671979
During the winter you can only reach us by e-mail.
During the Midwinterfair: Saturday 10th of December between 11:00 and 22:00 hours and Sunday 11th December between 11:00 and 18:00 hour.
Every day from 1st of April till 30th of september: 12.00-15.00 hours (except 11th of September till 18th of September included, due to the fair in the town)
October: Sundays 1st, 8th and 15th and Saturday 7th: 12.00-15.00 hours;
During the autumn (school) holidays: from 14th till 29th of october 12.00-15.00 hours.