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Susanne Vrolijk

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, german, spanish, dutch

Beautiful, country style cottage near the windmill, polder and windmill view

1 Review
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Alphen aan den Rijn holiday cottage

Holiday cottage for 1 to 8 persons, in the Green Hart of the Netherlands

On a unique location, in the Green Heart of the Netherlands, on the edge of Alphen aan den Rijn, a splendid cottage was recently built and opened. The cottage is cozy and picturesque, decorated in country style; a place to enjoy and to relax. Situated nearby the windmill, you can see the windmill to one side and the beautiful polder landscape to the other side, where in summertime, cows and sheep graze outside. The cottage is surrounded by 3 terrasses.

The cottage is adjusted for 4 persons, of course less is also possible. An extension up to 6 persons is possible by use of one extra bedroom, or up to 8 persons by connecting the next door apartment, by way of an inside door. For more information about the extra bedroom or apartment, please ask your question on the 'Contact' page.

The cottage and the connected house are built in nostalgic country style, in perfect harmony with the windmill and the landscape. Lots of old materials have been used, like beams, bricks and the rooftiles of the former old cowshed.

On the groundfloor there is a cozy double bedstead (160 x 210 cm) and above of this bedstead it is possible for one or two children to sleep.This is an extra sleeping possibility, children don't have to sleep there. The space above the bed on top is limited because of the ceiling. All matresses are of good quality.

There is also a complete modern kitchen, a dining table and a cozy lounge area on the ground floor. There is also a bathroom with a shower and a seperate toilet.

On the first floor is a bedroom with two single beds. The boxsprings and mattrasses are of good quality. We have 'four season' wool duvets on all of the beds.

You are a guest of Hans and Susanne Vrolijk and their two children, the inhabitants of the windmill. Besides his Job as a technician, Hans is the miller of this windmill on a voluntary basis. Susanne Is a portaitpainter.

They would be very happy to welcome you!

Ofcourse it is possible to have a look out and inside the windmill, the miller is happy to tell you about its history and function.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susanne Vrolijk (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, german, spanish, dutch


1 traveller review

Beautiful, country style cottage near the windmill, polder and windmill view
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great Cottage and beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the cottage. The cottage itself was very neat and clean and adequately equipped for all our needs. We stayed for a week and had a great time. A number of board and other games kept the kids busy. Plenty of space around the cottage for kids to play. Kids especially loved the little farm!

Our hosts Susanne and Hans are such a lovely and warm couple. They made us feel at home and looked after us very well making sure we had all we needed for a comfortable stay. The tour of the 'windmill' on our last day was very special. Not very often that one would see the working of windmill so upclose.

Highly recommend the cottage to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Airport Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Alphen aan den Rijn
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Alphen aan den Rijn
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Vrouwgeest windmill and the cottage are beautifully located right in the middle of the 'Green Hart' in the west part of the Netherlands, on the edge of Alphen aan den Rijn; only 30 to 40 kilometers from the cities Amsterdam, The Hage, Utrecht, Rotterdam. Nearby lies the city of Leiden, and the small villages of Woubrugge and Hoogmade. And it is only a 30 minute drive to the beach!

The windmill is built on the waters edge alongside the Heimanswetering, a canal built between the Old Rhine river (Oude Rijn) and the beautiful waters of the Braasem and Wijde Aa (large natural lakes). On the other side of the canal is a residential area and a small marina.

Hiking and biking, you can explore these beautiful green surroundings. There are lots of possibilities for water-sports in the immediate area, such as sailing, renting motorboats/yachts or swimming. We also have some canoes for use. And ofcourse you can do some fishing!

If you are especially interested in windmills, in the immediate area are lots of windmills to discover! Within a one hour's drive you can visit the 'Zaanse Schans' or 'Kinderdijk', famous places because of their windmills.

Other attractions in this region:

•Avifauna Birdpark and big playground in Alphen

•Keukenhof Flower park/expo in Lisse

•Archeon Archeologic theme park about the Middleages and before in Alphen

•Madurodam Holland in miniature in The Hague

•Het Rijksmuseum Museum with the old Dutch masters, like Rembrandt, in Amsterdam

•De Linnaeushof Attraction park/playground in Heemstede


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Midden seizoen
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
Laag seizoen
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
Midden seizoen
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Hoog seizoen
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Schoonmaakkosten A$72

-De genoemde prijzen zijn op basis van 4 personen, inclusief BTW en toeristenbelasting.
-Kosten voor de eindschoonmaak zijn 40 Euro.
-Indien u wilt reserveren voor meer dan 4 personen en gebruik wilt maken van het aangrenzende appartement, vraag ons hier vrijblijvend naar de kosten en mogelijkheden
- Aankomst: vanaf 15:30 uur. Vertrek vóór 10:30 uur.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • slaapkamer 1 - 2 single bed
    - 2 single bed
    - 2 single bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming