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Alphen aan den Rijn, ZH, The Netherlands
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2 adults - 2 children
Alphen aan den Rijn is a small city in the middle of the region "the Green Heart" with about 73.000 inhabitants. The Green Heart is the green region between the four major cities Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht. From these cities it is an approximate thirty (30) minutes’ drive to Alphen aan den Rijn.Alphen is surrounded by various rural areas which all have their own attraction and character. The Nieuwkoop Lakes with water sports and around it ample possibilities for cycle runs. For bicycle rides you can also use the routes along the small river De Meije , in the Veenweiden and the Wijk en Wouden. Furthermore the Rietveld with its fine location, where you can cycle, but is especially suitable for walking. Within the bounderies of Alphen you will find the Zegersloot area, with many recreational facilities, such as water sports (sailing, canoeing, swimming, water skiing), walking and, cycling.
Our house is built in 1979 and we have been living here for more than 8 years now. It is part of the so calles Arenaplan, designed by the architect Carel Weeber. It is a kind of a drive-in house with parking places and garages under the houses. Hard to explain, look at our photos for an idea how it looks. Two stairs to the front door, through the garage or outside. A terrace of 3 x 4 metres on the South and a "Garden" next to the stairs to the front door (see photos). The terrace is nice and big enough for a table and 4 chairs. The kids can play there or on the walking level, where the stairs to the frontdoors are. No bicycles or cars are allowed there.
We have 2 children, a son of 7 and a daughter of 11 years. There is a rather large master bedroom and two smaller children's bedrooms. We have all the modern facilities, like an induction cooker, a dish washer, a laundry washing machine and dryer, a combi microwave, a flatscreen tv, a wii game console and a hard disk dvd-recorder. We live in a quiet neighborhood with lots of greenery and children playing facilities. There are 2 shopping malls within walking distance (about 1 km), for the daily shopping. You can go to the Avifauna, a bird zoo, the Archeon, a history theme park or to the Zegerplas, a little lake with a beach, all in Alphen aan den Rijn. The North Sea Beach is 45 minutes by car and so are Amsterdam, Delft, Haarlem, Utrecht or Leiden. All very nice and old Dutch cities. In Alphen are also several nice restaurants, you can enjoy fun shopping, there is an indoor playground for smaller children and there are 2 cinemas.
Boating / sailing, Fishing, Convenient for golf, Convenient public transport, Lake, Sea / ocean, Central heating, Internet access, Pet-free home, Smoke-free home, Use of bicycle(s)