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The property is about a 10 minute bus trip into central Amsterdam. I stayed here for 4 days and took the bus daily as it was so easy to get around. Spent one evening in the village of Broek in Waterland and had an excellent meal and quieter evening. I would highly recommend the property and the location. I travelled with my friend but the property would also be great for couples. Rik was helpful and friendly and on hand if required but respected our privacy
Our hosts were great and really helpful. Getting to Amsterdam is easy on the bus and we never waited more than a few minutes, there or back, the bus drops you at the central station, you can down load the GBV app which was really helpful for travel connections. For non Dutch folks reading this you can only add funds to the travel clip cards that Lia and George can lend you in Amsterdam using chip and pin, but once you get the hang of it it is easy and under 3 euros each way. There is lots to do in the area we went to Marken and Volendam which are both very near and are historic fishing villages, where they also make clogs at Markam and Cheese at Volendam. Zaanse Schans was great about industry and history where you can see loads of windmills. Its free to look around but you pay if you go into any of the museums, this is also quite near. Kkeukenhof gardens its a 40 min drive but with a sat nav quite straight forward and whilst only open for 8 weeks a year is fantastic especially the orchids. Also we went to the Zuiderzee museum further afield but if you want to see historic dutch buildings its the place to go. Also we went to Haarlem to see the Ten Boom 'hiding place' which was very moving, and the big church where Frans Hals is buried. There are loads of local safe cycle ways and we would have like to use the bikes more but ran out of time. We do feel that there is more to do but maybe for another visit, a big thanks to our hosts.