Rijsenhout: discover this beautiful village on the Westeinderplassen

The village of Rijsenhout is situated on the Ringvaart river and the Westeinderplassen lakes. Aalsmeerderbuurt-Zuid was the name of this village at the end of the 1950s. This place was designed as a residential area for the inhabitants of the village of Rijk, whose residents had to leave to make way for Schiphol Airport. The old name was then changed to Rijsenhout. Today, the village has about 4215 inhabitants (2021) and is popular among water sports enthusiasts thanks to its favorable location on the water.
Ringvaart bij Rijsenhout oversteken met pontje.

Greenhouse horticulture in Rijsenhout 

In Haarlemmermeer, each town is characterized by an iconic building. You can recognize Rijsenhout by its glass greenhouse. With the amount of greenhouses in Rijsenhout, you can clearly see the transition from old to new glasshouse horticulture. 

Greenhouse horticulture is a special kind of horticulture in which the crops are grown in glass greenhouses, instead of outside on the land. Using this method, all kinds of flowers, plants and vegetables can be grown in a perfect and protected environment. 

Things to do in Rijsenhout 

Thanks to its location right on the Westeinderplassen lakes, there’s a lot to do in Rijsenhout in and on the water. For example, you can rent a sloop to discover Rijsenhout from the water. There are also several marinas in Rijsenhout, for example Jachthaven de Stormvogel. 

Are you up for a challenge? Then go paddleboarding for a day in Rijsenhout! At Stardupp and the Wake Store you can choose a cool paddleboard or wakeboard. You can try them out directly in the water from Leimuiderdijk. Moorings are available along the banks here; perfect for boating, paddling, or just taking a dip. 

Another reason to visit this village: Rijsenhout's residents enjoy fun parties. During the month of June, a festival takes place every year. Feel free to come along to join in the party fun, or to experience a wonderful day on the water! 

Sail around the Ringvaart canal

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Oude Haagseweg in Sloten, at marina Jachthaven de Boekanier
Varen over de ringvaart met molen op de achtergrond