Velserbroek

Velserbroek is a 13th-century polder with a unique, traditional water management system. The land holds a wealth of archaeological treasures dating from the late Neolithic period to the Middle Ages. Historically, there were no buildings on the polder itself. Those were found on the northwest side in De Hofgeest (which together with De Biezen formed the agricultural heart of historic Velsen).

Eventually, the construction of the North Sea Canal between 1965 and 1876 and the associated draining of the Wijkermeer put the polder under water in the winter months. The low 13th-century Velserdijk is still visible, but disturbed in several places. The Slaperdijk and Verdolven Landen are still there are well, but they have deteriorated significantly.

Starting in 1985, the polder was developed into a new residential centre. The agricultural character of the Hofgeesterweg has been lost due to modern construction.