Weteringbrug: picturesque village in the south of Haarlemmermeer

The village of Weteringbrug is one of the southernmost villages of Haarlemmermeer and was called Weteringbuurt in the past. This small village has about 375 inhabitants (2021) and is connected to the village of Oude Wetering by a bridge of the same name. The village is located between Leimuiderbrug, Leimuiden and the hamlet of Vredeburg. Weteringbrug consists of only a few dike houses, an aqueduct and the old swing bridge Nieuwe Wetering.
Zicht op Oude Wetering vanaf de Ringvaart.

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. 

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