Weteringbrug: picturesque village in the south of Haarlemmermeer
Fire beacon of Weteringbrug
In Haarlemmermeer, each town is characterized by an iconic building. You can recognize Weteringbrug by the fire beacon. This artwork, located on the roundabout of Weteringbrug on the Weteringweg-Lisserweg, is a design by Dutch artist René Knip and poet K. Schippers. On the concrete ring you can read different 4-letter words such as high, cloud, neck, wide, once, more, fire and flame, which form their own poem when read together.
During the reclamation of the polder in the 19th century, Weteringbrug was located on the banks of the Haarlemmermeer, where real fire beacons were used. Today, no ships pass by here anymore, but instead there’s a traffic roundabout. As a result, the modern artwork provides a poetic element referencing travel, the landscape and its history.
Restaurants in Weteringbrug
In Weteringbrug you will find the cozy café IJs De Jong with a view over the water. Local bands regularly perform here, which makes for a pleasant evening. In case you want to eat out you have to look a little further than Weteringbrug. For example at restaurant Tussen Kaag & Braassem in Nieuwe Wetering, or at Herberg de Oude Stal in Leimuiden, where you can dine on a real farm.
Don’t hesitate to come and visit Weteringbrug. Discover the beautiful nature in the area, in this small but cozy village in Haarlemmermeer.