Alphen aan den Rijn is a city situated in the South West of the Netherlands. It is a city with a rich history located on the Rhine river. Alphen aan den Rijn is build on the fundaments of a Roman settlement. The old center was in Roman times the Castellum Albanianea, a fort. From 1918 until now the old community of Oudshoorn has grown to a medium sized city with lots of community’s joining the larger Alphen aan den Rijn

During the years a lot has changed. The meadows have become residential area’s, the old buildings new constructions and the rough sandy ways have become nice asphalted ways. These changes are nowadays the view of Alphen aan den Rijn.

In this city there is something to do for everyone. You can shop in the different shopping centers and cozy streets. In between you can enjoy one of the many sunny terraces. If you  are feeling sporty you can enjoy the many walk- and bicycle routes of ‘the Green Heart’ of the Netherlands. Also for the children there is lot to do, for instance the archeologic open-air museum ‘Archeon’ and bird park ‘Avifauna’ can be found in the beautiful city of Alphen aan den Rijn. Besides there are different museums and a theatre and two cinema’s available. After a long day, you can go to Alphen aan den Rijn for a nice diner in one of the many restaurants the city has. For the ones who afterwards wants to continue to the early morning , there are lots of night life opportunities in the city center.

On the website of the tourist office of Alphen aan den Rijn, you can find all the restaurants, night life opportunities and other activities. Or visit the tourist office by yourself!


Tourist office Alphen aan den Rijn ‘het Brugwachtertje’

Pieter Doelmanstraat 19

2405 CE Alphen aan den Rijn

Telephonenumber: + 31 (0)172) 424 421


Visiting hours

Monday            Closed

Tuesday           10:00 – 16:00 hrs.

Wednesday      10:00 – 16:00 hrs.

Thursday          10:00 – 16:00 hrs.

Friday              10:00 – 16:00 hrs.

Saturday          10:00 – 16:00 hrs.

Sunday            Closed

See you in Alphen aan den Rijn!

Alphen aan den Rijn



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