New! On a unique location right in the Green Heart of the Netherlands, on the edge of Alphen aan den Rijn, overlooking beautiful polder landscape and, of course, the beautiful 'Vrouwgeest' windmill, a luxurious, cozy and country-style cottage has opened it's doors since June 2013. The brand new cottage is adjustable for 4 guests, eventually to a maximum of 8 guests.
Nature, tranquility and lots of opportunities for recreation in the immediate area. That's what you will find during your stay in the lovely cottage on this unique location next to the windmill.
Also, children are very welcome at the cottage! There is plenty of space for playing. And there are lots of possibilities for children in the area, like a visit to playground/bird park Avifauna or Archeon. There are also some swimming pools and indoor playgrounds in the area.
You will be a guest of the windmill inhabitants, Hans and Susanne Vrolijk and their two children,Twan and Maira. Susanne is a portrait painter and Hans is the voluntary miller of this windmill, which is property of the Rijnlandse Molenstichting (The Rijnland Windmill Organisation). The windmill has been milled by six generations of the Vrolijk family ever since it was build in 1797.
Of course it is possible to have a good look in and outside the windmill. The miller is happy to tell you about its function and history.
Where in the Netherlands?
Only a 20 minute drive from the Airport Schiphol and about a 30 minute drive to the cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft, Rotterdam and Utrecht. Close to the nearby the cities Leiden and Gouda.
The cottage seen from the windmill
The beautiful country style interior of the cottage
Feeding the goats