The Nieuwkoopse plassen, a unique natural reserve in the middle of the Green Heart.
Groene Jonker Groene Jonker is a newly developed natural reserve near Zevenhoven. You can enjoy a hike in between waters, grass and pastures.
Land van Wijk en Wouden
The Land van wijk en wouden is a natural reserve which can be reached via Alphen aan den Rijn. This natural reserve lies between Zoetermeer, Leidschendam and Leiden. In the vast pastures you can buy delicious dairy products, straight from the farmers themselves. Traditional products like cheese, butter and eggs, but also freshly made icecream in the summer.
De Zegerplas in Alphen aan den Rijn is a natural reserve that was created in the 1970s thanks to sand reclamation.
Nowadays the people of Alphen use it as a recreational area.
It offers a beach, a children's farm, cable car, waterskiing, bowling alley, surfing and much more.
Many people from Alphen walk around the lake, as it is a short walk of 4,5 km.
Every Saturday morning there is a small market with fresh products
Alphen aan den Rijn
Every Saturday there is a medium-sized market on the Thorbeckeplein.
On this market you can find typical Dutch cheese. You can also buy the traditional Dutch stroopwafels (caramel waffles).
A real Dutch market, one you used to find in all Dutch villages.
At shopping mall De ridderhof there is a market every Wednesday.
Alphen aan den Rijn
This city has grown much and now has over 70,000 inhabitants.
The city is still growing and vibrant.
Alphen aan den Rijn has a lively city centre with 2 cinemas, a theatre and lots of bars and restaurants.
Alphen aan den Rijn is located only 5 km from the B&B (there is a direct connection by bus from Ter Aar).
Leiden is known as the "sleutelstad" (Key city) and houses many students. The city offers many museums, art and culture.
Leiden is also renowned for its architecture. The entire city centre can be seen as one big monument. There are over 2700 monumental buildings in Leiden.
Leiden is located 20 km from the B&B (there is a direct connection by bus from Ter Aar).
What's there to say about Amsterdam? Amsterdam is what makes The Netherlands famous.
Amsterdam is a one-of-a-kind city.
It's located 30 km from the B&B.
Oudewater is one of the most beautiful and vibrant villages in the neighbourhood. Oudewater is officially a city.
This charming city has monuments, a beautiful cityscape and much more.
Oudewater is famous for the so-called heksenwaagh, a tourist attraction of renown.
Nieuwkoop is an average-sized village that has shops for all your daily groceries.
Ter Aar is the village that is nearest to the B&B.
Ter aar has a large supermarket (Digros), pharmacy (DA and Kruitvat), Hema (convenience store), a bakery, a greengrocer and a butcher.
A small city centre for your daily groceries. Ter Aar also has one of the largest Intratuin outlets (home and garden).
Boskoop is a village with many nursery gardens. Of interest is the museum of nursery gardens.http://www.boomkwekerijmuseum.nl
Nieuwveen is a beautiful village. Curious about it's history? You can visit the Oudheidkamer. Thanks to the Historische Kring Zevenhoven, founded in 1983, the collection of mr. Bosch can still be visited.
In the Green Heart area there are many museums. Leiden especially has many.
The following link provides a list of various smaller museums in the Green Heart area.
Auction hall Aalsmeer
The flower auction Flora Holland is also worth a visit. From our B&B it is a 15 minute drive. You are welcome from 7 AM. This is the best time to see the entire process.
List of various routes CLICK HERE. We can offer our guests a customised cycling route.
A guided tour is also possible.
List of various routes CLICK HERE
The Marskramer route passes within 800 meters of our B&B
Pelgrimsroute The Pelgrimsroute also nearly passes the B&B.
Molenviergang route The Molenviergangroute, which passes the Aarlanderveen mills, is one of the most beautiful routes in the region. This hike is organised each year. Usually early in May
There are several restaurants to choose from. We are happy to help you with your choice!
Golfclub Zeegersloot, Alphen Aan Den Rijn CLICK HERE
Golfclub Liemeer, Nieuwveen CLICK HERE
Amusement park/swimming pool/fun
A family-proof restaurant where your children can play and you can enjoy a nice drink.
Your children can enjoy themselves inside and outside (the largest climbing tower in the Netherlands).
Of course you can also grab a bite to eat with the entire family!
Similar to Wiebel Biebel but also offers guided playing.
The atmittance is a bit higher and parents also need to pay a fee.
Brewery De Molen is within walking distance (good for the dads to know).
In theme park Archeon in Alphen aan den Rijn you can relive Dutch history, from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages
The most famous bird reserve in the Netherlands Apart from all the birds there is also a large playground.
Wet'n Wild is a restaurant situated on the lake Zegersloot in Alphen Apart from a good dinner you can also visit the beach.
Real daredevils can try the water ski or wakeboard cable car.
Alphen aan den Rijn also has a bowling alley, with dining facilities.
Both Leiden and Alphen aan den Rijn have a cinema
Alphen aan den Rijn has a modern theatre that also houses the cinema.
Leiden, Bodegraven, Nieuwkoop, Alphen aan den Rijn and Ter Aar (exterior pool).
Almost all surrounding towns have a swimming pool..
Just ask us for more information.