Located in a gorgeous flat valley just west of Boulder, Nederland was an ideal settling place for Native Americans and, later, trappers and hunters. Homesteaders arrived in the mid-1800’s and by 1871 the town, know by then as “Middle Boulder,” opened its first post office after the Boulder Canyon Road was constructed. In 1873, the Caribou Silver Mine was sold to a Dutch mining company called Nederland. When the town was founded in 1974, the community decided on the name Nederland.   When the silver deposits were depleted just a few short years later, Nederland was little more than a mountain ghost town. Nederland experienced another boom in mining in the early 1900s when tungsten was discovered surrounding Nederland. Tungsten is used to make steel. The town grew tremendously, then experiences another deflation as tungsten demand fell and the mountains became more accessible with the rise of personal automobiles. In the 1960’s, Nederland became a hotspot for hippies and in the 1990’s the town began to grow again as people chose to enjoy the sleepy mountain town as a home and commute to jobs along the Front Range. The town is now a popular tourist location and is home to many thriving local businesses.

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Nederland Middle/Senior High School

A small mountain school, Nederland Middle/Senior High School offers students, grades 6-12, a traditional curriculum with personalized instruction. Honors courses are offered for students in middle grades, while Advanced Placement courses are available to students at the high school level. Special programs include mountain sports and many other athletics, drama, science fair, student government and more.

 

 

Nederland Elementary School

At Nederland Elementary School, positive relationships are developed to form a small, close knit community.  A strong academic curriculum is complimented by special programs for literacy, enrichment, and special education.


http://www.bvsd.org/elementary/nederland/Pages/nederland.aspx

 


Eldora Mountain Ski Resort

Just minutes from Nederland, Eldora Mountain Ski Resort covers 680 acres of terrain and runs 11 lifts over the ski season.  Eldora has ski runs for all levels including Greens, Blues and Blacks as well as three terrain parks with a variety of freestyle features. Downhill skiing, Snowboarding, Telemark Skiing and Nordic Skiing lessons are available for all ages and skill levels. Lodging is available as well as equipment rental.


http://www.eldora.com/

 

Dead Guy Days

A Nederland original, this festival pays tribute to Grandpa Bredo Morstoel, a cryogenically frozen citizen Frozen of Nederland. Held the first weekend in March, festivities include a parade of hearses, coffin races, a polar bear plunge, live music and local food.


http://frozendeadguydays.org/

 

Ned Fest

One of Colorado’s biggest music festivals, Ned Fest is an annual three-day celebration featuring live music, art and microbreweries. Bluegrass, Jazz and Jamband fans will enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere and inexpensive tickets (kids under 12 are free!). Parking and water are free.


http://www.nedfest.com/

 

Outdoor Ice Rink and Tennis Park

During the cold season, Nederland’s Olympic-sized ice rink offers ice skating sessions open to the public in a true winter wonderland. Figure skating and ice skating lessons are also available. The rink is home to Nederland Youth Hockey as well as curling events. During the warm summer months, the park is transformed into a tennis park.

 

Nathan Lazarus Skate Park

Skateboarders and inline skaters delight in the bowls, obstacles and ramps at Nathan Lazarus Skate Park in Nederland.


http://www.nathanlazarusskatepark.com/photos.htm

 

Carousel of Happiness

Kids and adults alike will enjoy the beautifully hand-carved animals that make Nederland’s historic Carousel of Happiness. For just $1, take a ride on one of the 56 animals that turn to traditional organ music on a restored carousel that originally dates to 1910.


http://www.carouselofhappiness.org/

 

High Peaks Art Festival

A free, family-friendly festival that celebrates art by hosting art shows, live music, art workshops for children, and fantastic local food.


http://www.nederlandchamber.org/events_hpaf.html 

 

Miner’s Days

Celebrate Nederland’s mining history at Miner’s Days in July! The festival includes a parade, local food and craft vendors, mining demonstrations and competitions as well as fun activities for kids.

 

 

Town of Nederland Website


Keep Magnolia Clean

Keep Magnolia Clean is a full-service recycling, composting and trash collection business based on Magnolia Drive in Nederland. Their business plan emphasizes recycling and diverting waste from landfills, and decreasing their carbon footprint by being a local resource.
 

www.keepmagnoliaclean.com

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Located in a gorgeous flat valley just west of Boulder, Nederland was an ideal settling place for Native Americans and, later, trappers and hunters. Homesteaders arrived in the mid-1800’s and by 1871 the town, know by then as “Middle Boulder,” opened its first post office after the Boulder Canyon Road was constructed. In 1873, the Caribou Silver Mine was sold to a Dutch mining company called Nederland. When the town was founded in 1974, the community decided on the name Nederland.   When the silver deposits were depleted just a few short years later, Nederland was little more than a mountain ghost town. Nederland experienced another boom in mining in the early 1900s when tungsten was discovered surrounding Nederland. Tungsten is used to make steel. The town grew tremendously, then experiences another deflation as tungsten demand fell and the mountains became more accessible with the rise of personal automobiles. In the 1960’s, Nederland became a hotspot for hippies and in the 1990’s the town began to grow again as people chose to enjoy the sleepy mountain town as a home and commute to jobs along the Front Range. The town is now a popular tourist location and is home to many thriving local businesses.

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