My place is on the fourth floor of a flat right near the centre of Heemskerk. Amsterdam is only 30 minutes away by train or car, and other cities nearby are Haarlem and Alkmaar. Heemskerk is a medium-sized, green town with lots of sights to see and things to do nearby.
Check out the dunes and the beach for example, or take a look at one of the castles in the area.
Heemskerk itself has some nice restaurants, pubs and all the shops one might need. All of this at walking distance from my place!