For those who want to enjoy peace near the big city, the Schieveen district is a perfect trip. You will hardly find any houses, but you will find an oasis of greenery. Cycle along the long polder roads, spot the black-tailed godwit or spoonbill and let the wind go through your hair. Schieveen is Holland through and through. And do you want to experience some more history? Then take a look at the pumping station on Delftweg, which is the oldest electrically powered pumping station in the Netherlands that is still in operation.