The Ban pole of Westwoud - Hoogkarspel
As a criminal in the Golden Age, you could easily get the death penalty. If you did not, there was a good chance that you would be banished from your village, town or even county. Ban poles were placed in order to mark the boundaries in a conspicuous manner. On the former border between the towns of Grootebroek and Westwoud, now Hoogkarspel and Westwoud, there is a well-preserved ban pole dating from 1754.
On the pole you can see a lion. The lion is holding a shield on which the Westwoud coat of arms is depicted: a barren tree with three birds in its branches. Get off your bike here and fall under the spell of the ban pole of Westwoud.