Where in the Netherlands?

'Windmill Cottage' and the Vrouwgeest windmill are located on the edge of Alphen aan den Rijn, in the middle of the 'Green Heart' of the Netherlands. This area is located between the cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht. Only twenty minutes to the Airport Schiphol!

Within a radius of 50 km are the most important sights of the Netherlands. We mention a few:

  • Amsterdam
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Port of Rotterdam
  • Birthplace of Rembrandt
  • Delta Works
  • Scheveningen

The Netherlands is a small country. You drive within 3 hours by car from Groningen in the north, to Maastricht in the south and from the North Sea coast in the west to the German border in the east is just 1,5 hour by car. So it's possible to visit every place in the Netherlands and return to the Windmill Cottage in the evening to sleep.

Distance and time to Major Cities

City / Point of interest Distance Time by car
Amsterdam (Centrum) 42 km 40 min
Schiphol airport 22 km 22 min
Leiden 13 km 20 min
Den Haag 30 km 29 min
Scheveningen 31 km 31 min
Delft 33 km 30 min
Gouda 25 km 30 min
Lisse (Keukenhof) 21 km 25 min
Nieuwkoop 15 km 18 min
Utrecht 47 km 43 min



While situated near by the biggest cities it is also located in the middle of the Green Hart of the The Netherland. The Green Hart is beautiful green zone with al lot of farms, green fields, ditches and trees.