Dutch Kremlin

Dutch Kremlin in Winkel, the Netherlands

Dutch Kremlin in Winkel, the Netherlands


Complete with towers, gates and arches

Winkel - A Kremlin in a small Dutch town in North-Holland? Inspired by the Russian Barok, mythology and the Bible, villager Ger Leegwater, created his own Russian fairy tale. In a meadow, just outside the little village of Winkel, he built an impressive Dutch Kremlin, surrounded by statues, a fountain, and various other buildings. His secret ingredients? Lots of creativity and a pair of golden hands.

Little paradise

The most famous Kremlin of Russia is located at the Red Square in Moscow. The Dutch Kremlin is located in a typical Dutch landscape: a diked marsh with green grass. The owner of the place, Ger Leegwater, creates al the buildings on his own without a blueprint. He just starts to build and during the process something beautiful is shaped. In addition to the Kremlin he built a chappe;, a music wall, a loggia, a Maria-paviljon. Amongst the various towers he also built a large Neptune fountain.

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    Adress and visitor information

    Dutch Kremlin

    Address: Limmerschouw 51
    Postal code and City: 1731 NJ  Winkel
    Region: West-Friesland
    Province/Region: Noord-Holland
    Phone: +31 (0)224 541598
    Email: wmpost@hetnet.nl
    Web: kunsttuinnederlandskremlin.nl

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 1 hours.
    Winkel is a small village with only 4000 inhabitants and is located in North-Holland, about 60 kilometers north of Amsterdam.
    To go there by public transport: Take the train to Alkmaar, then the bus to Leeuwarden. Stop at the monastery in ´Nieuwe Niedorp´. From here, walk towards the golf course in ´Winkel´. The site is at the outer skirts of the village

    The Dutch Kremlin is open for visitors during a few specific days in the summer only or by appointment. Or, if you are lucky, when the owner has placed the "open" sign at the front gate.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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