Our home is only 45 minutes away -by car- from Amsterdam and such historical cities as Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Monnikendam, and Volendam. You will be at the beach in 20 minutes -again, by car.
Alkmaar is situated about 12 kilometres from our bedandbreakfast, and it is an excellent city to wander around in, admiring the architecture of its old houses, and the many shopping streets it contains. In the summer there is a cheese market, held every Friday, re-enacting the manner in which it was held a long time ago when Alkmaar was the main city in shipping and selling cheese.
In our little village, we still have the old windmill called “De Otter”, which is in use and grinds bio-grain. More mills can be found in the areas around Oterleek, particularly in the “Schermer”. These mills are mostly water mills and were originally used to drain the polder of its water.