There are numerous activities to choose from around Oud Ade. We have listed some of the options for you below. If you have any questions about hire or availability, please let us know – we will be happy to help!

Wonderful cycling
A cycle path through the polder landscape passes right beside Vrouwe Venne Hoeve. You can cycle to the centre of Leiden in 20 minutes, or head in the other direction past charming villages such as Oud Ade, Rijpwetering, Roelofarendsveen and Oude Wetering. For the cycling enthusiast, there are excellent routes slightly further afield, right through the Green Heart or towards the coast. We can provide easy-to-read maps on request.

Cycle hire
There are four bikes for your use in our covered cycle rack; you can use them for a trip to the centre of Leiden, perhaps, or for a cycle tour of the polder.

The area around Vrouwe Venne Hoeve is great for walking. You can walk to the Kaagsocieteit restaurant in half an hour. Enjoy a well-earned cup of coffee or tea by the open fire on your return!

There are other fine walking routes beyond the immediate vicinity of the B&B – among the dunes or on the beach, for example, but also in the woods of Amsterdamse Bos or Pannebos near Sassenheim. Ask us about the different walks, we have plenty of maps for you to use.

Water sports
Vrouwe Venne Hoeve lies on the Vennemeer lake, a location which is perfect for water sports enthusiasts. If you arrive in your own boat, you will have your own mooring in our little harbour at your disposal.

The Vennemeer lake is directly linked to the Kaag, Wijde Aa and Haarlemmerringvaart waterways. The Hoeve is easily reached by boat from Leiden, Warmond and Roelofarendsveen.

Sloops and sailing boat hire
There are numerous options for hiring sloops, motor yachts and sailing boats close by. You can choose to hire for a day, a weekend or a week. We will be pleased to put you in touch with local hire businesses. You can then make use of your own mooring in our small harbour.

Horse riding
There are a number of stables in the area which you can use as a base for fine riding tours. We will be pleased to put you in touch with them!

This is also a good place to be if you want to take in a museum, theatre performance or concert. In Leiden you will find Museum Boerhaave, the National Museum of Antiquities, Naturalis and the Municipal Theatre. Cities such as Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Haarlem, Delft and Gouda also have a very wide cultural offering.

We have three golf courses within a 20-30 minute drive. We will be pleased to reserve a tee-off time for you.

Tennis courts can be booked in Leiden and Warmond. We can supply you with the address details on request.


  • ‘Bloemencorso’ flower procession of the Bollenstreek (bulb region)
  • Tulip fields in spring
  • Kaagweek
  • 3 October; The Relief of Leiden