Roelofarendsveen is a village in the municipality of Kaag en Braassem in South Holland. Not long after the villages of Rijpwetering, Oude Wetering and Nieuwe Wetering received their names, in 1342, the village of Roelofarendsveen originated. The village is often called ‘the tulip of the Randstad’. This is because the village is responsible for 25% of the tulips produced in the Netherlands. As a result of these large production numbers, the village organises an annual flower parade. A real eye-catcher in Roelofarendsveen is the water tower, which, with its 31 metres in height, can be seen from afar. The tower has recently undergone a metamorphosis, and currently functions as a shop, an exhibition space and a house.