The Kagerplassen

The Kagerplassen are located centrally in the so called Randstad, north of the city of Leiden and some 20 km south of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The village of Buitenkaag and the picturesque island Kaag are situated in the northerly region of the lakes area.

After you left the ferry to Kaag, you enter a completely different world. The many well preserved houses and farms suggest that you are many years back in history. Those who enjoy sailing, canoeing, rowing, waterskiing, fishing and in winter skating, will love Kagerplassen. There are over 150 open boats for hire; mainly sailing boats but also canoe’s and motor boats. Despite all the sports activities, Kaag offers peace and quiet, enhanced by beautiful vistas over water and meadows. It is pleasant to relax on one of the many terraces at the water’s edge. There are various restaurants, a sailing and ski school, a playground for the little ones and various overnight accommodations. At locations close to the restaurants and at the ferry, you will find the so called Silver Bikes. These bikes are for free available on the island.

Location, ferry and public traffic

Buitenkaag / Kaag-island is situated in between the A44 in the west and the A4 in the east. To go to the island you need to use the ferry. The ferry operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Public Traffic: Connexxion Bus line 164 connecting the area with the Railway stations Sassenheim and Nieuw-vennep, has a stop at the ferry. In addition there is a local bus line, the “Buurtbus”, going to Lisse and Roelofarendsveen vise versa. There is a stop also close to the ferry.


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