Alphen aan den Rijn

Alphen aan den Rijn is a town in the western Netherlands. The city is situated on the banks of the Old Rhine between Utrecht and Leiden. The area around Alphen aan den Rijn has been inhabited for 2000 years. During the Roman Empire, the Old Rhine was the head branch of the Rhine. On the modern center of the city, the Romans built a fortress (Castellum Albanianae). Remnants of the Romans have been found and can be seen in Leiden at the National Museum of Antiquities.

Get in

Alphen aan den Rijn is in the middle of four big cities (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague) in the Randstad, the West-Center of the Netherlands, also known as the Green Heart. The large cities are a half hour drive away by car.

By train

Alphen aan den Rijn has a railway station. Trains arrive coming from Leiden, Utrecht and Gouda.

By car


Roman legion at Archeon
A Rufous Hornbill at Avifauna






Alphen aan den Rijn is a regional town with a lot of shops in the center of the city. The finished Masterplan has created more shopping facilities at the other side of the Old Rhine.


Most restaurants are located in or near the city center so make reservations. The given list is just a small part of all restaurant in Alphen aan den Rijn.

Although there are very good restaurants in the center, it is worthy to look for restaurants outside the center.


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