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Nederland is a city in Colorado.

Get in[edit]

By bus from Boulder.

Get around[edit]

Park in Caribou Village parking lot and walk.


Nederland is full of interesting establishments and residents. Just walk around for a while and talk to people and you'll get an idea. If you come around the time of Ned Fest, the place will be full of hippies, too.


  • Frozen Dead Guy Days. A winter festival surrounding the bizarre story of a frozen human body.
  • The Nederland Music & Arts Festival (NedFest). A bluegrass, jazz and world-beat music festival
  • 1 Carousel of Happiness, 20 Lakeview Dr (From Boulder, go west on CO-119/Canyon Blvd. Continue for 18 miles. When you reach Nederland, take a left at the traffic circle, cross the bridge and continue until you see the red train cars on your left. Turn left onto Lakeview Drive and then right into the shopping center parking lot), +1 303 258-3457, . Seasonal, check website. The Carousel of Happiness is a folk art experience that houses a restored and fully-functioning 1910 Looff carousel, which turns to the music of a 1913 Wurlitzer band organ. It was built for the Saltair beach resort, on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It was brought to Nederland and lovingly restored by local sculptor Scott Harrison. Visitors can ride the original carousel animals, listen to the original organ music, go upstairs to see the original carousel gears at work, and indulge in some wonderful old-time Americana nostalgia. $1 to ride carousel, free for children under 1 with paying adult.
  • Nederland Mining Museum, 200 N Bridge St. Artifacts from mining days. Looming over the building is a vintage steam shovel that was involved in the Panama Canal construction. Free admission.


  • Nature's Own, 5 E 1st St. Minerals, gems, fossils, crystals, and other unusual finds!
  • Boogie Records, 150 N. Jefferson St. Eclectic collection of pre-owned records with knowledgeable staff.
  • Brightwood Music, 20 E Lakeview Dr #109.
  • Mountain Man Outdoor Store, 20 Lakeview Dr #111. New and used outdoor goods, plus a selection of stickers.


  • Backcountry Pizza, 20 Lakeview Dr #212 (2nd floor). Pizza fresh from the oven and arcade games. Bring it to Very Nice Brewing Co. downstairs, or stay and have a pint.
  • New Moon Bakery and Cafe. 1 W 1st St. Coffee and surprisingly good breakfast baked goods, including sandwiches. Vegan and gluten free items offered too.


  • Very Nice Brewing Co, 20 Lakeview Dr #112 (first floor). Just as the name says. Try their beer with a shot of espresso, if it's on tap.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Nederland
END ← Jct W E  W  E  ArvadaWheat Ridge
Jct W EBlack Hawk  S  N  BoulderLongmont

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