What to do and see in Waddinxveen, The Netherlands: The Best Places and Tips

September 5, 2017 Janette Largent

Waddinxveen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌʋɑdɪŋksˈfeːn] ( listen)) is a town and municipality along the Gouwe river in the western Netherlands in the province of South Holland near Gouda. The municipality had a population of 27,213 in 2017 and covers an area of 29.40 km (11.35 sq mi) of which 1.50 km (0.58 sq mi) is water.
Restaurants in Waddinxveen

1. Church of St. John

Achter de Kerk 16 | Bezoekersentree Onder De Toren, 2801 JX Gouda, The Netherlands +31 182 512 684
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4.5 based on 393 reviews

Church of St. John

THE LONGEST CHURCH OF THE NETHERLANDS The great fire of 1552 destroyed much of the medieval church of Saint John. Shortly after the disaster, the council commissioned the reconstruction of the most startling church of Holland. With 123 meters it is also the longest church in The Netherlands THE 72 STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS ARE WORLD-FAMOUS Entering the Church of St. John, one falls silent at the sight of the majestic space with the 72 world-famous stained-glass windows. That first experience will only get stronger when you see the marvellous light by the 'Dutch Masters' invading the Church. The rich history of Holland can be read in the large windows. It is a beginning of an impressive discovery along biblical and historical scenes of human emotions. Then you understand that the Gouda St. John is one of the highest rated attractions in the Netherlands!

Reviewed By Brian65 - Edinburgh

Worth a visit to see the stained glass windows which are amazing. Good visitor audio system in different languages.

2. Boracay Explorer

de Akker 56, 2743 DN Waddinxveen, The Netherlands
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2 based on 1 reviews

Boracay Explorer

Reviewed By KingArthurCA - CA

We booked a day trip last Tuesday ,unfortunately on our way to Carabao island when everyone is all set and on the Big boat,the battery failed,somehow the staff assigned to check it,neglected a basic task...where's the standards?Mngmnt has no immediate and clear plan B,in short we have to return to the shore & mgmnt opted to do some adjustment.We eventually decided not to join the plan attempt to wait & reschedule it later that day,on a different,less tested boat.
Nevertheless,I would like to recognize the gd gesture of the owner and boat manager while we were stranded in the sea providing us some drinks and snacks,+ rtrng back our money.
Sh#@* happens and it could be worst
...

3. Archeon

Archeonlaan 1, 2408 ZB Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands +31 172 447 744
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4.5 based on 207 reviews

Archeon

Reviewed By jeronimoburgers

Entrance fees are already steep, so why charge exorbitant €6,95. We're not located centrally so parking fee feels unnecessary.
That said, we arrived in the afternoon. With our Museumkaart free entrance. Great addition to the museumkaart!
Quite a stunning place. Nicely laid out by era. We did a quick tour around the park but next time likely will spent some more time.
Gladiator show nice for kids, skip it otherwise.

4. PlantenTuin Esveld

Rijneveld 72, 2771 XS Boskoop, The Netherlands +31 172 213 289
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

PlantenTuin Esveld

When you visit Boskoop in the Netherlands, you definitely have to come to PlantenTuin Esveld. PlantenTuin Esveld is one of the most well-known nurseries in Boskoop. Our nursery is one of the few in this village that has public access and sells plants to individuals. Come over and strawl along thousands of different species. You can buy plants for your garden or just take a walk through our Japanese maple garden. The Japanese maple garden was founded in 1865 and houses a number of very old beautiful trees. The fairy-tale like location is worth a visit.. and the good news is... it's totally free to walk around the premises. Besides walking there is a possibility to go on boat trips (reservation required, €5 pp) and have coffee, lunch or homemade pastries in our coffee- and teahouse.

Reviewed By bas k - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PLANTENTUIN ESVELD offers rare scrubs and trees and offers species that can be bought at few other nurseries. I really enjoyed the collection of japanese maples in the "ACERETUM" maple collection. There is a collection of lonicera and azalea as well.

5. Brouwerij de Molen

Overtocht 43, 2411 BT Bodegraven, The Netherlands +31 172 610 848
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4.5 based on 84 reviews

Brouwerij de Molen

Reviewed By Marian F - Brockham, United Kingdom

Beautiful setting, Lovely people.
Fantastic beer. A must for any craft beer lover.
We always visit if in the area.
Did not eat this time, but not been disappointed when we have eaten.
Right on the river in an old windmill.
Lets hope nothing changes with new partners.

6. Sup & Watershop

Verlengde Breevaart 3 | Entree via de receptie van Landal, 2811 LR Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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5 based on 4 reviews

Sup & Watershop

Reviewed By Termite42 - Federal Heights, Colorado

We rented a boat to go around the canals and the lake. It was fun and a nice slow cruse which was very relaxing two hours.

7. Stadhuis (City Hall)

Markt 1, 2801 JG Gouda, The Netherlands +31 88 000 1505
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4.5 based on 336 reviews

Stadhuis (City Hall)

The city hall of Gouda was completed in 1450 and is the oldest gothic city hall in the Netherlands.

Reviewed By Leeanne G - Halkidiki Region, Greece

The city hall is in the heart of Goudas market area. When we first arrived it was surrounded by the Wednesday markets. But by 6 o'clock they had packed up and we were able to see the whole building. It's nice to walk all around the building.

8. Patissiers Femke en Sander

Jan Tinbergenstraat 27c, 2811 DZ Reeuwijk, The Netherlands +31 182 503 707
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5 based on 1 reviews

Patissiers Femke en Sander

Reviewed By Handwerkster - Waddinxveen, The Netherlands

Wij hebben een workshop bonbons maken gedaan met ons gezin van 10 volwassenen. Het was heel erg gezellig en leuk. Sander vertelt vlot over het waar en hoe van het product chocolade, onder het genot van een kopje thee of koffie kun je verschillende soorten proeven, het rauwe product leren kennen en daarna ga je aan de slag. Wij hebben slagroomtruffels gemaakt, flikken, marsepein met een smaakje ‘doorhaal’ bonbons en heerlijke bonbons met gianduia. Na afloop mag het eigen gemaakte heerlijks mee naar huis.
Een aanrader voor iedereen die van chocolade en koken houdt.
We hebben veel gelachen

9. Plaza Markt.

Plaza Markt., Gouda, The Netherlands +31 182 605 597
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4.5 based on 167 reviews

Plaza Markt.

Reviewed By Les L - St. Petersburg, Florida

I went on a Saturday morning and the market was bustling with food and other vendors. Great location on the main square.

10. Boskoopse Hefbrug

Reijerskoop/Zijde, 2770 AA Boskoop, The Netherlands
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3 based on 6 reviews

Boskoopse Hefbrug

Reviewed By HansK774 - Boskoop

Een van de drie in Alphen, Boskoop en Waddinxveen.
Door de druk bevaarde Gouwe staat de brug nog wel eens open zeer tot ergernis van vele boskopers.
Maar ja mooi blijft het

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