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.