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. The train station is served by four trains per hour.
There are two waterways connecting the Uitgeestermeer (translates as Uitgeester-Lake). From Alkmaar you take the canal (Noord-Hollandsch Kanaal) southbound. From Amsterdam you take the Zaan river northbound and via the Stierop to this lake. The marina closest to Uitgeest is called Water Sport Centrum Uitgeest and is a ten minute walk to the lovely city center.
Uitgeest is a pretty village. Five windmills can be seen in the polder landscape surrounding the village.
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. At "Watersport Centrum Uitgeest" you can rent sailing boats, motorboats, electric boats and (electric)bicycles. The lake and the area around it have a beautiful scenery that can be enjoyed either from the water or on shore. To the south-east you there is an extensive network of navigable waterways. To the west there are beaches and a 3500 hectare nature reserve that is partially open to the public.
Due to the abundance of canals and ditches the area around Uitgeest it is fairly easy to find a nice place for angling.
There are three supermarkets in Uitgeest; Jumbo, Deen and DeKa that are all opened 7 days a week.
Blue Peter Watersport at the marina is a shop where you will find all kinds of boat-related products ranging from oilskins to ropes. They also offer a range of engine repair and boat maintenance services. ☎ 0031251316950
At Watersport Centrum Uitgeest you will find two restaurants; 'Lekker aan de haven' and 'Het schippersrijk'. The said is also a VVV (tourist information) agency and doubles as a convenience store ☎ 0031621291015.
Watersport Centrum Uitgeest is also the location where you will find De Meerparel where you can rent accommodation, prices start at around 400 euro per weekend. All accommodations are fully furnished and have WiFi. ☎ 0031251312315
Telephone numbers in Uitgeest start with 0251 followed by six digits. As in the rest of the European Union the emergency number (Police/Ambulance/Fire department) is 112.
0900-8844 will connect you to a police department nearby for non-emergency situations.
|Routes through Uitgeest|
|Alkmaar ← Castricum ←||N S||→ Heemskerk → Amsterdam|