Ouderkerk aan de Amstel (The old church on the Amstel) is a town south of Amsterdam.
This lovely gem has a medieval town center with two 18th and 19th century old churches, the Amstel river flows alongside with impressive manors, green rural landscapes and one well preserved genuine windmill (De Zwaan).
As this magnificent area is relatively close to Amsterdam, Ouderkerk is a perfect biking destination for those with little time to spare.
The protestant and gothic-catholic churches are situated practically side by side one another.
Merely one canal with drawing bridge (Kerkbrug) separates their unique takes on architecture of their time. Both have been very well preserved and have a unique charm of their own.
Centered directly in the middle of the town sits the Portuguese cemetery which is the oldest jewish cemetery in the Netherlands. At the end of the 16th century, jewish immigrated to Amsterdam and played an important role during the Golden age.
Amstelpark: Is A pedestrian park with a famous monument: The Rieker Molen – A beautifully preserved windmill. The park consists of a labyrinth, café, restaurant, galleries and an animal petting area.
Fun for everyone: Ouderkerkerplas is a grand leisure park situated at the east side of the town and offering leisure and recreational areas (including water fun) for everyone, young and old.
Waver road: Waver road is favorite by professional bikers. It gives both riding pleasure and a close look at Old Dutch farms all the way to Nes Aan de amstel – A small village with impressive 16th century Roman-catholic church, The Urbanuskerk.