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Romantic House, outskirts,10 min from Centre Amsterdam

Bedrooms 2
Space 55 m²
Property type bed & breakfast
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 beds; full privacy, free parking, very quiet street, easy public transport

Wooden house, classic local style cottage, standard rate per night for 3 or 4 persons €180. If only 1 or 2 persons stay €145/night.

ONLY PER WEEKEND (Friday PM - Monday AM) or a MIDWEEK (Monday PM - Fri day AM).

Comfortable, quiet, kitchen, fridge, microwave+ oven, induction cooker, coffee maker, WiFi.

TV, DVD+DVD's, HiFi+ CD's, tourist info, local maps.

1 Bedroom on first floor, easy&safe access by fixed stairs(double+single bed, baby bed) if only 2 guests stay; Second bedroom with 2 single (90x200) beds available if 4 guests stay; Bathroom with shower, towel dryer, sink, toilet and urinal; Private terrace (table, chairs, ) bicycle (4 for adults; 2 children sized for kids); use for free.

Laundry service €10 per cycle.

Public transport nearby; 20-30 min to the center by bike. Walking area (incl protected nature) just nearby. Supermarket with local & eco products; delicious bakery. Small restaurant& coffee shop. Free parking! Ringroad & Public transport to Schiphol Airport (25 km). P&R to nearest tram 5 minutes only. Free (4) bicycles!

The house is eco-friendly: all electricity from own solar and wind energy; super insulated, heat recovery from shower water and flushing toilet with rainwater.

More Details

Anrik Engelhard
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, dutch
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Anrik Engelhard

I am born&grown, educated in Amsterdam, but lived and worked for years in tropical areas as a doctor (clinical and public health). My wife Carla works for the Municipality of Amsterdam. We love to make long bicycle tours in Holland and abroad. We are active in a local group of climate activists for CO2 reduction among citizens.

Anrik Engelhard purchased this bed and breakfast in 2001

Why Anrik Engelhard chose Waterland

Carla became somehow 'claustrophic' in our previous 7 th floor apartment. To our surprise we ended up in Amsterdam North where nature is in the backyard....We were very lucky to find this place and never take it for granted.

What makes this bed and breakfast unique

After an exiting day in town get rid of the noise and dust. Park your car secure in front of the house at no cost. Even better, leave your car next day; take our (free!) bicycles. After 20 minutes you are in town after enjoying the view from the (free/7x24) ferry. Even taxi drivers often say: 'Wow, I didn't know we have places like this in Mokum' !! (local nick name of Amsterdam).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bed and breakfast rental in Waterland

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • -No noise after 22:00 hours -Bicycles must be locked in town with two locks (supplied)
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • central heating; shower; toilet; urinal; sink; towel dryer (radiator); mirror; dustbin; eco friendly toilet flush with perfectly clear rain water; invisible energy recovery from the shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom-attick - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom2 - 2 single bed , Bedroom 2 only available when more than 3 guests stay
    Bedroom/Living - 1 sofa bed/futon , Bedroom2 may be used when more than 3 guests book
  • Double Beds (1) 200x140 cm, Single Beds (1) (200x90 cm); linen& blanket available. Baby bed (60x120 cm); Writing table, 2 chairs; small wardrobe; bookcase with books; reading lamps.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
The house is an co-built cottage, very well insulated (cool in summer!), central heating (floor), rainwater reuse system (toilet). Another room in the house is (though not very frequently) used as my working room(photography, music). By no way this will limit your privacy. No traffic noise day and night; village life, but still close to centre of town. Free parking saves you €30 per day at least.


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Romantic House, outskirts,10 min from Centre Amsterdam
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews

Delightful hosts, cottage adorable, location was absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Anrik & Carla’s cottage. It was super clean, comfy and modern and included everything that anyone would need. Super comfortable beds and bedding. We shopped at the local market and cooked some simple meals, and packed lunches. We loved being so close to the city, but on the edge of the gorgeous countryside. I can’t say enough about having bikes for my whole family included in this rental! Anrik was so attentive in making sure that my children had bikes that fit them. We biked an easy 20 minutes to the ferry! (3 minute, free crossing!) Totally fun! And walked around the city. Another day we were had the best time biking the countryside villages in a loop that brought us back to the cottage. My 12 year old was in heaven! We’ll be back for sure! Best way to end our trip.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay at the cottage was amazing, will certainly be back

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying here on our recent trip to Amsterdam. The cottage is very cozy and an amazingly functional use of space. Everything you can think of needing was provided and even a few things you wouldn't consider needing like a full spice rack in the kitchen or a library of books and maps of the surroundings were available.

The nearby market combined with the bikes lead to many fresh meals bought, transported by pedal and cooked in-house. The wildlife in the pond out front mesmerized my daughters and the river lock right down the street provided some very simple evening entertainment as we went to watch the ships large (dinner cruises) and small (personal sailboats) pass through.

Overall the experience was amazing and Anrik was a wonderful host. I highly recommend a visit to the cottage. In fact the only downside was that we couldn't stay longer.

-Chris Brinker and family

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, quiet stay

  • 5 of 5

Super place in Amsterdam North. Cycles included in the rental price, which were really appreciated. Would return without qualms. Anrik and Carla were lovely hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house and host!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our 4-night stay here, which flew by much too quickly. The house was just lovely and so very comfortable, and Anrik was so welcoming, informative, and helpful!

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic spot right outside the city. Besides using the bikes to tour Amsterdam, we enjoyed biking around the small town. The grocery store nearby is excellent! Would stay here again, no question about it.

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable guest home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage just outside Amsterdam. Convenient to get in to the city, but enough removed to enjoy the quieter side of the country. The cottage is well stocked and all of the bed linens are super comfy. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Schiphol Airport
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Cafe 't Sluisje
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
To Amsterdam City
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Amsterdam Ringroad
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres

The region around our house is typically Dutch: history of our struggle against the sea; where Rembrandt painted; historical and contemporary architecture; tour along the fishermans villages along the IJsselmeer (Volendam, Edam, Marken) Open air museum Zaanse Schans. And... van Gogh, Rijksmuseum, Eye (film cineam&museum), and just walk along the canals.... Amsterdam is great, though small: everything within easy reach!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bed and breakfast around the Waterland

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Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$403.07

Rates are per night & per per property. MINIMUM STAY: a weekend (Friday PM - Monday AM) or a midweek (Monday PM - Friday AM). 3 or 4 persons €180 per night; 1 or 2 persons €145 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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