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Richard van Altena

Member since: 2014
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Speaks English, French, German, Dutch

Romantic family holiday home in Durgerdam, old village in north Amsterdam

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Amsterdam City

Beautiful and cozy family house at the IJ lake and near Amsterdam City

A charming stone and wood cottage house in a quiet and beautiful street (dike) at Amsterdam's picturesque suburb 'Durgerdam', just a mile away from Amsterdam city center. It's a beautiful, luxurious and cozy holiday house at the IJ lake, built by the owner, Richard.

It's a beautiful environment to spent your holidays with your family with children, or 2 couples.

In fall, X-mas time / winter, spring or summer season, there's always a good occasion.

For food-lovers: In the full kitchen you can cook every meal, there is a supermarket nearby with very good local products.

Views over the IJ Lake (= IJsselmeer) can be constantly enjoyed a walk or bike trip. In the summer, you can ook take a swim!

Through all seasons, we have amazing sunrises and sunsets, see pictures :-)

The house is nicely furnished with all modern comforts, underfloor heating and good clean beds.

You can relax on the terrace in the private garden at the back of the house. Sit under the pear tree with a view over the countryside. We providence a barbeque and a small terracotta chimney fireplace for a nice romantic evening. For the children we have a large trampoline.

Durgerdam is just a few minutes drive away from the tram to the vivid center of Amsterdam.


1. You can rent a bike (7.50 per day) or take a walk to the beautiful and famous old Dutch villages like Monnickendam, Marken, Alkmaar and Edam.

2. By car it is 10 minutes drive to the city-center, with a bike 25 minutes, or 15 minutes by ferry to Central Station directly and free of charge. We can always advice you the best route for your day trips.

There is a large free car parking space 150 meters walk from the house.

2 Towels p. p., toilet paper, soap, salt & pepper are all provided.

TV, DVD and very good & fast WiFi internet available. (Also free)

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard van Altena (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch


based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic family holiday home in Durgerdam, old village in north Amsterdam
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

A terrific holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

Richard and Ruth's vacation home is the perfect place for a holiday visit. The home was clean and fitted with everything one might need for a stay. The back patio looking onto the nature preserve was lovely and a relaxing way to end a day of touring around Amsterdam. The city was easily accessible by train and the house was set in a cyclist's paradise. Richard and Ruth were extremely helpful and welcoming without being too much of a presence. If I were to come back to the Netherlands, I'd definitely book a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much dear Kristin, is was a pleasure to have you as guests in our holiday home! See you next time! Our warm regards, R&R
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Un séjour magique

  • 5 of 5

Tout d'abord nous a vont apprécié la gentillesse, l'accueil et les conseils de Ruth et Richard.

La maison est située dans un petit village charmant a seulement quelques minutes d'Amsterdam mais également de lieux magnifiques comme Edam et Marken.

La décoration est très soignée et la maison très reposante, nous avons adoré être réveillés par les canards, cygnes et moutons.

Les jeux de société et le trampoline ont fait le plaisir des enfants.

Tout est réuni pour passer un séjour inoubliable et cela même en hiver sous le soleil, le vent, la neige...nous reviendrons avec plaisir avec quelques degrés de plus pour profiter de la petite terrasse au bord de l eau.

Nous recommanderons sans hésitation cette location à nos amis et notre famille.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci mille fois! A la prochaine :-))
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alles gut... eine schönes gemütliches Häuschen

  • 5 of 5

Im kleinen aber feinen Ferienhaus haben wir uns richtig wohl gefühlt und die freundliche und hilfreiche Begrüßung und Betreuung durch den Vermieter war Super. Wir werden wieder kommen...

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Perfekt für Amsterdam - Urlaube

  • 5 of 5

Nettes,kleines Ferienhäuschen in schöner Umgebung mit ausreichend Platz für 4 Erwachsene,mit allem ausgestattet,gemütliche Betten ( auch für große Leute), auch die Treppe nach oben schafft man problemlos.

Ein kurzes Stück zum P&R mit dem Auto,dann in 6 min.direkt in die Innenstadt für einen sehr günstigen Tarif( tolles Angebot !),

Wanderungen in der Nähe des Hauses,einkaufen im Landmarkt,der alles bietet,was man braucht,

Ausflüge nach Marken und Edam : Dank der guten Tipps der freundlichen Vermieter alles möglich !

Wir haben uns sehr sehr wohl gefühlt und kommen gerne mal wieder : einen Sommerabend auf der Terrasse mit diesen Blick genießen,muß herrlich sein

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Super Dankeschön Liebe Leute! Bis nächste mal im Sommer.
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Excellente adresse

  • 5 of 5

Très jolie petite maison. Très propre, parfaite pour un couple et 2 enfants.

Richard et Ruth sont des hôtes géniaux, extrêmement attentionnés et disponibles.

Ils ont TOUT fait pour que notre séjour soit des plus agréables.

Encore merci à eux !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci a vous! et aussi pour une merveilleuse reaction a ce site! amicalement, Richard et Ruth
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  • 4 of 5

merci à RICHARD et RUTH, nous avons appréciés votre maison , bien située bon conseil des propriétaires et merci à RICHARD de nous avons accompagné jusqu'au tramway et nous donner les explications pour aller au centre d'AMSTERDAM, nous parlerons de votre charmant endroit

RICHARD et RUTH à bientôt

Alain et NAT buisine

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre reaction! A la prochaine! R&R
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
De Weeren
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Centraal station Amsterdam
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Durgerdam, IJburg, Amsterdam
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended

We have a bicycle runs near our house (7.50 per bike per day)

We live near touristic villages axis Marken, Monnickendam, Volendam and Edam. (+/- 15 km)

Tips to visit Amsterdam center:

Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt)

Municipal Museum (modern art)

Nemo (museum experience for kids and parents)

Jordan / Haarlemmerstraat

(Nice shopping areas)

Vondelpark (walking)

Canal trips in the city of Amsterdam


rent a boat (dinghy) to sail in Durgerdam.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Amsterdam, Amsterdam City

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
juli & augustus 2016
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £8
Cleaning £38

Inclusief bedlinnen, keukenlinnen en badhanddoeken. (handdoeken 1 set per persoon per 3 nachten)
Indien u boekt voor meer dan 4 personen dan geldt een toeslag van 10 euro p.p./ p.nacht.
Aankomst vanaf 14 uur, vertrek vanaf 12 uur.
incl. linen, sheets, towels. (1 set per person for 3 nights)
In case you want to book for more than 4 persons, we ask 10 euro's per person, per night extra.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Amsterdam City in Amsterdam area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 towels p. p. included, toilet paper included. Hairdryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 pers. Parents- bedroom. XL bed sleeping room 2 HAS Tempur mattrasses, very comfortable! 2 extra (foldaway) beds can be added.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional service: We guide you to the city center, the P & R If you wish. We could pick you up from the ferry if you come by train from Schiphol or sometimes if you come by plane, depends on arrival time. (35 euros per ride) Please ask for availability first.

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