Hoogwoud first features in old records from 1289 and obtained its city rights in 1414. It is well known because of the demise of William II of Holland, who died in battle with the West-Frisians. He was buried behind the hearthstone of a local farmhouse. His son and heir Floris V attempted to find and retrieve his father’s body in order to rebury him on his own lands. He finally found William’s remains in 1282 and his forces of Holland ransacked Hoogwoud, massacring a large part of its population in the process. Some of its famous monuments include the 18th century Town Hall and the wheat mill “De Lastdrager”. The Museum Farmhouse at the Koningspade street houses a large collection of typical utensils used throughout the ages.