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Tea beside the water

This lovely little village lies hidden behind the reeds on the circular canal. As you arrive by bike from the flat polderland you can see corn mill De Otter turning in the distance. Stop for a moment and relax on the terrace for a cup of tea and a treat.  The windmill is a day centre for people with an intellectual disability, who bake the most delicious cakes here. Delicious after a refreshing dip in the water!

Afterwards, continue through the green countryside that was once water and where the grassland birds call make sounds similar to their names. You are moving deep below sea level, but on the strong shoulders of the West Frisian Circular Dike there is no sign of that. Peddle on with the wind at your back!