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

Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
  • Cottage699 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights

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.


Susanne Vrolijk

Member Since 2013
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Response time:
within a few hours
english, german, spanish, dutch
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • slaapkamer 1
        2 twin/ single
      • 2 twin/ single
      • 2 twin/ single


        • 0 Bathrooms
        • Badkamer 1
          shower, inloopdouche

          Location Type

            • Rural
            • Waterfront


                • Family
                • Farm Holidays


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • 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
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • Lawn / Garden


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • 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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                              6 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              We had a Marvelous time!

                                                              Lisa W.

                                                              We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The cottage was very clean, bright, and had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. We loved waking up to the view of the windmill every morning. Our hosts were very accommodating and made sure our stay was wonderful. Hans started up the windmill one morning so that we could see how it ran and Susanne gave us a lovely tour of the windmill. We loved our stay at the cottage and highly recommend it. The city of Alphen aan den Rijn is also quite beautiful. 5 stars for sure!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Lisa,

                                                              Thank you so much for your kind and lovely review, we really appreciate it! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests, and it would be very nice to meet you again some time in the future!

                                                              Best regards,


                                                              Perfect getaway!

                                                              Tisha O.Milan Italy

                                                              We were so happy with our stay at the Windmill cottage. Susanne was very helpful and the tour was awesome. The cottage is as pictured, so nice and roomy and very clean. It's close enough to the city to enjoy a day or two in the city but far enough to enjoy the beauty of the countryside of the Netherlands. I would recommend and gladly stay again. Thank you Susanne.

                                                              Uniek in de wereld, zo dichtbij een werkend monument met zo’n history

                                                              Susanne V.-

                                                              Schoon en verzorgt, behulpzame gastvrouw.

                                                              Absolutely wonderful

                                                              Leonie S.

                                                              My friends and I went there on our graduation trip and had the extra bath- and bedroom. The cottage is in a beautiful neighbourhood, and from the many windows you have a fantastic view of the landscape. The next town, Alphen an den Rijn can be reached within 15 minutes with one of the bycicles which are provided (3 or 4 I believe). The owners are incredibly nice and very helpful. We wanted a place to stay, where other cities like Amsterdam or Den Haag could easily be reached, and we not only that, but a cottage which almost feels like home. We'll definetely come back!


                                                              Asier V.

                                                              Todo fue perfecto; la casa es preciosa, muy limpia y completa. La ubicacion es inmejorable para conocer las poblaciones mas turisticas de esta zona de Holanda. Susanne muy amable y siempre a disposicion.

                                                              Estuvimos una semana con las niñas (7 y 5 años) y disfrutaron como nunca.

                                                              Gracias Susanne por unas vacaciones inolvodables.

                                                              Asier, Eli, Sara y June

                                                              Great Cottage and beautiful surroundings


                                                              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!


                                                              Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

                                                              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

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee

                                                              -De genoemde prijzen zijn op basis van 4 personen, inclusief BTW en toeristenbelasting. -Kosten voor de eindschoonmaak zijn 50 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.

                                                              6 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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