Holiday cottage for 1 to 8 persons, in the Green Hart of the Netherlands
- english, german, spanish, dutch
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We absolutely loved staying at the windmill cottage. It was very cute and the owners are very wonderful. For us the location was perfectly located. The views were wonderful. Susanne was the best hostess we have ever had. Kind, great recommendations and very enjoyable to talk to.
Perfect cottage in great location with friendly welcoming owners
We had a great few days in Windmill cottage. The cottage had all the facilities we needed & was very comfortable. Susanne & Hans were extremely welcoming & helpful. The setting of the cottage by the canals were perfect for us in a very hot week so we spent time kayaking into the village & swimming & watching the waterbirds from the cottage. We also cycled to the village (great bakery) & to Alphen & to various other swimming spots nearby. We visited Delft & Kinderdjik which were easy to get to. We would love to return.
There were 6 of us in our party. The rooms were very spacious. Separate bathroom and showers. The view of the windmill was wonderful. Suzanne was very accomodating and even gave us a tour of the windmill. We really enjoyed our stay there. It was only about 30 minutes from Amsterdam. We also ventured into other cities in Holland. Very close to supermarkets as well. Highly recommended. If we ever go back, we will stay here again.
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.
We had a Marvelous time!
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!
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!
Relax in the green heart of Holland
Beautiful and cozy cottage in gorgeous surroundings. Perfect place to relax and enjoy creation. Helpful and kind hosts that make you feel welcome.
Ideally located for different city trips or the beach within 25-35 minutes by car.
Thank you so much for the nice review, Fleur! You were lovely guests, thanks again for your stay!
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