Nederland, Colorado is a foothill town located 17 miles due west of Boulder, Colorado up scenic Highway 119 via Boulder Canyon. Nederland is a small town of about 1400 hearty souls and is a mix of residents including students, hippies, working people from Boulder, and retirees. It definitely has a quirky vibe, and marches to its own drummer. It is located next to Barker Reservoir and has the Indian Peaks Wilderness as its backdrop. Nederland was established in 1877 and has a rich mining history, closely associated with the Caribou silver mines located nearby. To learn more about Nederland’s history, visit the Mining Museum located directly on the roundabout, where Highways 72 and 119 intersect. The Caribou mines were purchased by Dutch investors, thus giving the town its name, which is Dutch for the Netherlands.