Nederland, Colorado is located 17 miles due west of Boulder, Colorado up scenic Boulder Canyon. Nederland is a small town of about 1500 people, consisting of a mix of students, hippies, working people from Boulder, and retirees.
Located next to Barker Reservoir with the Indian Peaks Wilderness as its backdrop, Nederland boasts of stunning scenery. Despite its location, Nederland is not your typical tourist town. With a quirky vibe, Nederland marches to its own drummer. Tourists visiting Nederland won’t find a McDonalds or a Starbucks. Instead, unique businesses like the Blue Owl Books and the Nederland Co-op provide gifts and food for tourists visiting the area.
The elevation in the center of town is 8,234 feet above sea level. The town of Nederland has a total area of 1.6 square miles, of which 1.5 square miles is land and 0.077 square miles is water.