The town is divided by an river called de Rijn.
Place to be is Choices a very popular club among the trendy youth. If you want to go to a bar/pub which is less crowded you have various possibillities. For example Het Kasteel, where they play various kinds of music, from rock to house. There is also a small cinema and a bowling centre in Alphen aan den Rijn.
During daytime you can visit a small lake where you can sail, waterski and swim. An others tourist attraction is Avifauna, which is like a Zoo, but just for birds. Or you can visit a themepark called Archeon, where they take you back to the time of the Roman Empire.
At the moment the centre of the town is a mess because of the building plans from the local authority. This is called the masterplan, the meaning of this plan is to create a uniform centre of the city, which at the moment is divided by the river.