|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.24|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$2.40|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$144.07|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$11.30|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$813.56|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$11.53|
|Loaf of white bread||$1.51|
Alphen aan den Rijn lies in the South Holland province of western Netherlands. It is located on the Oude Rijn (Old Rhine) River at the point where the distributary Gouwe River branches off. Tourists who arrive from all over the world via cheap flights to Alphen aan den Rijn find the city to be extremely beautiful and a hub of entertainment and recreation, offering great shopping opportunities. Alphen aan den Rijn’s location is particularly convenient for tourists because besides Amsterdam, the cities of Rotterdam, Utrecht, and The Hague are also close by, all within driving distance of 30 minutes.
Alphen aan den Rijn is home to the first Archaeology House of the country; on display are relics of archaeological excavations and discoveries of prehistoric South Holland, the Roman period, and from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century. The famous Archeon museum park contains recreated Dutch buildings from all historical ages. A number of festivals on historical themes are also held here. Children as well as adults can really enjoy themselves with many entertaining activities and re-enactments of historical events by actors, that are conducted here. A visit to the Vogelpark Avifauna, the first exclusive bird park on Earth, is a vast expanse of greenery and water bodies with immense biodiversity. A children’s park and a restaurant add to the enjoyment. A guided tour of the Wijngaerd Naescas winery offers a wonderful insight into the wine industry of the region while the De Eendracht mill gives a working demonstration of how grain is milled into flour.
Hiking, sailing or cycling through the Green Heart is the best way to enjoy the beautiful surrounds along with sampling farm-fresh local produces. Enjoy a drink at one of the hospitable terraces or treat your palate with the best of local cuisine in some of the best restaurants you can find in the region. There is a wide variety of accommodation options; from comfortable hotels in Alphen aan den Rijn to simple Bed & Breakfast options, you have them all. If you have never visited the region, book yourself a ticket on any of the cheap flights to Alphen aan den Rijn via Amsterdam for a fun-filled holiday.