NieuwerbrugBodegaven’s history dates back to 50 B.C. In the 10th century, exploitation took place, and in the 14th century, Bodegraven experienced its first economical thrive. It is a beautiful, green district, 8 kilometres from Gouda, along the motorway (A12) Utrecht-the Hague, and located at the Oude Rijn.
Bodegraven is primarily known as a trade centre for cheese, as are Gouda and Woerden. Even now, the cheesemongers do business every Tuesday.
It is a district council with many opportunities for recreation in a rural surrounding. There are wonderful bicycle routes to Nieuwerbrug, and there is a wip mill nearby: the Weijpoortsche mill. The bridge in Nieuwerbug still has an authentic, functioning toll. Fort Wierickerschans (1673) is a monumental remainder of the old Hollandse Waterlinie (Dutch Water Defence Line). Bodegraven has its own cheese museum. A splendid starting point for memorable trips in the Groene Hart (green heart) is the AC Hotel-restaurant.