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Enjoyed the experience of staying on a houseboat and feeding the visiting birds each morning. We appreciated the large range of breakfast items left for us and the kitchen area was well equipped for preparing a full meal if we wanted. The boat was a little further out from central Leiden than I had realised but it was a pleasant walk along the river - most places could be reached in 20 to 30 minutes; alternatively several bus routes run very near by.
As others have mentioned, you do get a little noise from passing motorcyclists, but this did not really disturb us. Overall we were happy with our stay.
We spent a week at the Lighthouse. I don't think I have ever been to such a well-equipped holiday house. There was plenty of cutlery, crockery, glasses, cooking utensils and even sharp kitchen knives!!
The layout of the house really suited my family of young adult children, my husband and myself. The bedrooms were comfy and the bathrooms lovely - good strong showers! There are good sitting areas inside and out and the sauna is an added bonus.
The area was quiet as we were out of season. The beaches are beautiful, sandy and very long. Lovely walks along the dunes are just a few minutes away from the house. Ouddorp is a pretty bustling town in cycling distance and has an excellent supermarket, Albert Heijms.
There are restaurants in Ouddorp but we ate at the Beach restaurants which were excellent.
The house is also in a good location to see more of Holland - we visited the Hague (1 hours drive) and Amsterdam (1.5 hours).
All in all, it was a lovely stay and we hope to return to the house soon.
Thank you Poot Family xxx