The cottage is situated close to the dunes; forest and seaside.  It takes about 20 minutes to get to the beach by bike.   Same to the beautiful city of Harlem with its hugh variety of shops;  architectural buildings;  museum;  restaurants and market on saturday morning.

In the nearest village Santpoort-Noord there are shops;  restaurants and supermarkets.

Close to the cottage you will also find ”Burgemeester Rijkenspark”  a park that also has facilities for little children to bath.   Sauna Ridderode where you can relax.  A small lake in the middle of the dunes called ”het wed”.   A cornmill in the center of Santpoort.  Swimming-bath ”de Heerenduinen”.  A big recreation area ” Spaarnwoude”.   There are different golf courses as well as possibilities for horse-riding.

Other options in the area are the cities Alkmaar;  Amsterdam; Zandvoort and of course in springtime the beautifull flowergarden ”the Keukenhof”.

There is a train station nearby giving you the possibility to get to Harlem in 5 minutes;  20 minuntes to Amsterdam etc.

Never a dull moment.   However for some peace and quiet and relaxation the area also invites you to sit down – read a book – and enjoy the view on the horses and sheeps.