Cottage close to waterfront bars, yet set in quiet labyrinth of old alley-ways
- English, French, Italian, Dutch
Hi, I'm Anna and I'd love to welcome you and your family to my cottage in the picturesque old town. I'm native English, but I adopted Volendam as my hometown 8 years ago. I'd love to tell you what's special about this town and its surroundings, so I hope you contact me. Please feel free to ask me any questions!
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Owner chose Volendam
This is a historic cottage (monument) just around the corner from my own house. I couldn't resist buying it and would love others to enjoy a holiday here.
What makes this Cottage unique
Very close (a minute walk!) to the waterfront with all its bars, cafes and restaurants. You can choose a different place to eat and drink every evening, although we have our favourites! Leave your car in the free car park and use the regular and comfortable bus-service to get to Amsterdam and other beautiful North-Holland towns. Then come back to your cottage to relax in the evening, and walk to your favourite bar. The village can get busy, but the cottage's position in the old quarter (traffic-free) means it's usually tranquil by night.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
This property was perfect for our family visit to the Amsterdam area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
Anna is a gracious and helpful host.
It was lovely to meet you and your family, and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks very much for your kind words, and I hope you returned home with many happy memories. Best wishes, Anna
We loved it!! It was perfect
We highly recommend it
It was lovely to meet you and your charming mother. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, and I hope you returned home safely and with many nice memories. Best wishes, Anna
Very cute cottage in the Doolhof
Great experience with Anna as our host. She was welcoming and helpful and even came out to meet us at the bus stop. A short 25-30 minute bus ride out of the busy city, the cottage is small and quaint right off the dyke. Everything is clean and convenient. The stairway up to the main bedroom is steep and narrow but no problem if you don't have mobility issues. Three of us stayed in the place and enjoyed it a great deal. I would highly recommend getting a travel ticket at the very least or an OV trip card I've you are in the Netherlands for any period of time. We bought a 3 day card and get tremendous value out of it using public transit. Volendam is a beautiful spot to base your travel from. Thanks Anna!
Thank you Greg for such a kind review. It was a great pleasure to host you and I am only sorry we did not have more occasion for a chat. I hope the rest of your trip went well too and that you made it home to Canada with lots of nice memories. Best wishes, Anna
Quaint traditional house in Volendam
This house had everything we needed to keep us comfortable for our few days stay. Although set in a very quiet area it is two minutes walk to cafes and bars. The ferry to Markham is two minutes away whilst buses to Amsterdam are a five minute walk. Edam is an hours walk along the dyke footpath or take the bus. All such lovely places to visit. Thank you Anna.
Thanks for your very kind review Gillian. It was lovely having you to stay and I'm glad you were able to visit some lovely local towns as well as Amsterdam. Thanks for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy - really appreciated. I hope to welcome you again another time. Regards, Anna
Cpsy cottage with fantastic host
We had a good time in Anna's cottage. It is a small, lovely place perfect for a couple or a family with one or two small children. Everything was very clean and Anna is such a good host!!!
She was very nice and obliging.The cottage is in the center of a lovely old town with many things to do in it's sourroundings and just about half an hour away from Amsterdam by bus (you can catch a bus every 30 minutes even at night).
We really enjoyed our trip and hope to meet our perfect host again!
I am so glad you had a lovely time, and you enjoyed the cottage and the surroundings. Thanks for your visit and your kind review.
Volendam is such a beautiful place.
We stayed in the cottage with our 2 children, it was clean and very well equipped.
The location is fantastic!
Anna was very helpful and always contactable, we would love to visit again.
Hello Jacqui, I just found your unanswered review and wanted to say a belated 'thank you' for your very kind comments. It was quite a long time ago but I hope you still have happy memories. Best regards, Anna
* Only 30 minutes by bus to Amsterdam!
* 3D Volendam experience of life 100 years ago
* Museum, cheese museum and tastings
* Photos in Dutch costume
* Ferry-boat to Marken on the Jan Smit Express!
* Local and international performers, in the bars or in 2 concert halls
* Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
* Small, sandy beach with free parking!
* Walk/cycle the dyke pathways to Edam's ''living museum'' of beautiful buildings and other towns in the area such as Monnickendam, Broek-in-Waterland, Hoorn or Alkmaar
* Zanse Schans - preserved working wooden windmills