Our campsite is located on the outskirts of Alphen aan den Rijn and situated very centrally in the West of Holland. Historical cities like Leiden, Gouda, The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Delft are very easy to reach by car or public transport. But it is not just the cities that make our area worth visiting, also the Natural Parks and historical landscape of the Green Heart will make your stay unique. Beautiful water and lake-areas like De Nieuwkoopse Plassen, Reeuwijkse Plassen and Spookverlaat, can be reached at biking-distance from our campsite. Enjoy the many bike-roads in the area and plan your own favourite track with the Bike-networksystem that covers the whole of the region. Most of the natural parks can be visited by bike, boat or can be enjoyed from one of the many hiking routes. You will be surprised to find so much natural beauty in between of the highly populated western region of Holland.
Our campsite is a quiet and relaxing base for exploring Holland, as well for City-sightseeing as for bird- and naturewatching!
In order to create a green spot for humans, animals and plants, three ponds were developed on our site in 2008. These ponds are surrounded by thousands of plants that all find their origine in our direct surroundings. Nowadays, nine years after the ponds were created, we see how nature took over the area. Some plants have disappeared, others have come in their place. We also see that many many birds and water animals have found their habitat in our small natural strip. We feel happy and pride to notice that in this way we make an humble but precious attribution to a greener world. In and around the haystack building, we have put various nestboxes that are used by kestrels, starlings and pigeons. The ‘dike’ at the west-side of the ponds is closed for guests. This closure gives tranquility and safety for birds that are not used to have human beings close by. These birds are not easy to see but can clearly by heared. At the strip that is in between the 2 biggest ponds, we have created a place for bee-keeper Jan and his thousands of bees. He often takes guests with him to show and tell about the life of bees and their special role in the ecosystem.
We think we should all act and work to reduce our ecological footprint and atribute to a cleaner earth. Therefore we use ecological cleaning products to clean our sanitary building. Disposals are sorted into various streams, such as paper, glass and gren disposal. We try to use as much energy-saving lights and devices.
We find ourselves lucky and gratefull to have beautifull and healthy children. However, there are many people that are not so lucky and do not get the chances that sometimes seem so logical for us. To help these people to find usefull daytime activities, we got in contact with a company named Adfund. A small and personal company that helps people with mental disorders to get a daily rythm and provide activities to give them pride and satisfaction in the things they do. They ‘work’ at our campsite 2-3 days a week and help us with all kinds of jobs. Cleaning the hay-stack building, growing vegetables and cutting the trees and hedges. It fills us with happiness to see how these helping hands flourish on our campsite and feel appreciated by us and our guests!
Our campsite is located very centrally at approximately 4Kms from Alphen aan den Rijn in the centre of the Green Heart of Holland. Interesting cities like Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft and Amsterdam are easily reachable within 30 minutes by car. Campsite Polderflora is a small and personal campsite on which you will experience the Dutch rural life. After a day out to one of the many attractions in our area, you will enjoy the tranquility and relaxed atmosphere at our campsite. Enjoy the presence of our animals and the view at a beautiful sunset above the typically Dutch meadows that surround us.