Liesbeth Spies

Museums and parks

One can find here the Archeon archaeological living museum that is more than 25 years old, the bird park Vogelpark Avifauna and the Zegersloot Recreation Park.



Around 100 municipal monuments are recognized in Alphen aan den Rijn. Additionally, there are 170 entries with national significance included in the National Monument Register. One national archaeological monument can be found in Lagewaard / Dorpsstraat in Koudekerk aan den Rijn with traces of a burial on the site.

Roman remains were found elsewhere in the municipality, mostly on the south side of the Rhine, which formed the northern border of the Roman Empire around 2,000 years ago. Along this border, called 'Limes' in the Latin language, there was a road, watchtowers and layers of forts and civilian settlements. Large parts of this route, which runs all the way from the sea to Germany, are nominated to receive UNESCO World Heritage status in 2021.

There are seven shopping centres, five weekly markets and nine tourist information points.