Buitenkaag

Buitenkaag
Village
Village house, church (Kerkcomplex Joannes Evangelist ) and school
Village house, church (Kerkcomplex Joannes Evangelist ) and school
Buitenkaag is located in Netherlands
Buitenkaag
Buitenkaag
Location in the Netherlands
Buitenkaag is located in North Holland
Buitenkaag
Buitenkaag
Location in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°13′N 4°34′E / 52.217°N 4.567°E / 52.217; 4.567Coordinates: 52°13′N 4°34′E / 52.217°N 4.567°E / 52.217; 4.567
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
MunicipalityHaarlemmermeer
Area
 • Total1.09 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Elevation−0.3 m (−1.0 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total480
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2158[1]
Dialing code0252

Buitenkaag is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, and lies about 8 km northeast of Leiden. The name Buitenkaag (Outer Kaag) refers to the town Kaag and the surrounding lake area, the Kagerplassen. The village officially received the name in 1859.[3]

One of the most distinctive buildings in Buitenkaag is "Gemaal de Leeghwater", a pumping station named after Jan Leeghwater. Built in the mid-19th century to reclaim the Haarlemmermeer lake, it is still operational today. Originally, it was based on steam engine. In 1930, diesel engines were installed in the pumping station.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 2158LR". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Buitenkaag - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  4. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Saskia van Ginkel-Meester (2006). "Buitenkaag" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. Retrieved 30 April 2022.