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Romantic Gardenhouse, outskirts,10 min from Centre Amsterdam

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Waterland - BedAndBikeAmsterdam

5-7 beds; full privacy, free parking, very quiet street, easy publ. transportati

New (2010) wooden Garden house, classic local style cottage, comfortable, quiet, kitchen, fridge, microwave, induction cooker, coffee machine, WiFi.

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

1 Bedroom (double+single, baby bed) on first floor, easy&safe access by renewed fixed stairs (plus sleeping couch (200x140) on groundfloor); Bathroom with shower, toilet and urinal; Second sleeping room with 2 single (90x200) beds. Private terrace (table, chairs, BBQ; outdoor light;) bicycles 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 Garden 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Anrik Engelhard
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Dutch
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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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 cottage in 2001

Why Anrik Engelhard chose Amsterdam City

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 cottage 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).


based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic Gardenhouse, outskirts,10 min from Centre Amsterdam
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Great cottage/Excellent location/Brilliant owner

  • 5 of 5

I was traveling on my own so couldn't asked for more. This cottage give you everything you need. Privacy, security and more importantly peace and quite place where you can relax after busy day out. Supermarket on bottom of road is absolutely brilliant. You can taste all traditional local food and drinks. Restaurant is also very handy if you don't fancy travel anywhere around for a meal out. I had lunch and dinner there and it was delicious. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I will be definitely back as its great location to get easy to and back from Amsterdam.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Great place to get away from the city

  • 5 of 5

The Garden House was lovely and well maintained. Anrik and Carla were not there when I arrived, but left me a note with very helpful tips, not the least of which was to ask the neighbor across the way, Ruben, for help with the bicycles if needed. He was so nice and friendly and helped me find a bike to fit. Anrik sent me directions to get to the Garden House, but the best thing I did before leaving home was to do a Google street view from the bus stop and do a virtual walk to the house. I was able to recognize landmarks and to know that I was headed in the right direction. Anrik returned before I left, so I was able to meet my gracious host. For the two days I was there, I stayed mostly in the area, walking across the locks nearby, and visiting the supermarket down the street. It was a lovely way to be introduced to the area gradually while recovering from jet lag. Thank you, Anrik and Carla!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage ...everything you need...this cottage has it!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage surrounded by beautiful gardens, sitting areas,and a fenced in yard, maked you feel like you are in your own piece of paradise. Right from the start of our booking process, Anrik was helpful and responded right away to any questions we had. Upon arrival Anrik was so helpful showing us maps and tour books especially seeing how it was our first visit to amsterdam. The supermarket one block away had an incredible selection of breads, cheese, meats, and anything else that you would need. The bikes were wonderful allowing us to explore the miles of bike paths which are right out your cottage door! The cottage was clean and everything you needed was right there. We especially enjoyed our housecoats which made us feel like we were at a spa! And a lovely bottle of wine made us feel like we had just arrived home! We enjoyed our days touring a very "busy" amsterdam so it was extremely refreshing at the end of the day to come home to such a peaceful relaxed spot. ....and only a short tram ride brought us to our piece of paradise! We so enjoyed our stay...wish it had been longer. We will be back and we will let others know of your beautiful cottage ! Thank you for sharing your cottage with us.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A romantic place in the north of Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house, very personally and well furnitured.

In the kitchen you can cook for a whole family! A good place to be with bycicles, the ferries take you fast to Central Station.

The house is a little paradise, quiet and romantic, with a sunny terasse.

The owner is very nice and gives good advice for your trips.

We will come back soon!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great palce to be and a very friendly landlord

  • 5 of 5

A really nice and romantic place! The garden house is owned by a very friendly guy, if it is your first time in Amsterdam he will assist you with all information you'll need. The house is very clean, well furnitured and has a great kitchen as well. We just can recommend to stay at this place!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from 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 Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Amsterdam Ringroad
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres

The region around the Garden 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 museum), and just walk along the canals.... Amsterdam is great, though small: everything within easy reach!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Waterland, Amsterdam City

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £222
Tax Rate 5.0%

RATES PER NIGHT-with a minimum of two nights-ARE NOT PER PROPERTY BUT PER PERSON 1 person €75(+€3.75 tax); 2 persons €110(+€5,50 tax); 3 persons €145(+€7.25 tax);4 persons €180(+€9.0 tax) 5 persons €215(+€10.75 tax); 6 persons €250(+€12.50 tax); 7 persons €285(+€14.25 tax) 5% tourist tax between brackets. For a stay of one night only: 1 person €110(+€5,50); 2 persons €145(+€7.25) and for 3 persons €180+9.0) etc. For payments not in Eurozone, banktransfer fees must be paid. This fee will be paid via/deducted from the refundable deposit or be paid in cash upon arrival.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Waterland in Amsterdam area

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (1) 200x140 cm, Single Beds (1) (200x90 cm), One Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) for 2 persons (200x130); 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 Garden 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 office for an environmental foundation. 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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