Uitgeest was the birthplace (in 1550) of Cornelis Corneliszoon, inventor of the wind-powered sawmill.
The village has a train station and an excellent bus service that provides access to neighboring areas and Amsterdam.
Uitgeest is a pretty village. Five windmills can be seen in the polder landscape surrounding the village.
It's recommended to rent a bike from a local bike shop. The lake on the outskirts past the marina is excellent for swimming and safe for young children as a child-friendly area is cordoned off.
|Routes through Uitgeest|
|Alkmaar ← Castricum ←||N S||→ Heemskerk → Amsterdam|