My wife and I stayed in the "De Koolmees nature house" between 6 and 13 April 2019; this is the smaller of the two accommodations available and can sleep up to 3 people (a twin and a single bedroom). Gijs and Ying Yi, the owners of the accommodation, are fantastic hosts; they are extremely welcoming and attentive to your every need. The accommodation had everything we required, plus a lot more!
The accommodation is conveniently located just outside Breukelen (2.3Km / 1.43 Miles, about a 5 minute drive), a very picturesque town that has a Market every Friday; it is very conveniently located to access Amsterdam and other local attractions, of which there are many. The Road system is good.
Do be aware that the Supermarkets in Breukelen don't generally take Visa; we couldn't use either our Visa Credit Cards or Visa Bank Debit Cards to pay for shopping in either the Jumbo or the Albert Heijn (AH) shops, and you should confirm with the shop that they take your preferred payment method before starting your shop. Supermarkets in Breukelen state that they do take MasterCard, although we are unable to confirm use of a British MasterCard, since we don't have one. We did make a stop at a Lidl that was in the vicinity (but not in Breukelen), which did take Visa. We had no problem using our Visa Credit Card at Museums and attractions during our stay in Holland, and there are plenty of Automated Cash Tills to obtain cash from. Most shops in Breukelen town are shut on Mondays, although some are open for part of the day.
We both enjoyed the fabulous view over the meadow opposite the accommodation. There was a large amount of wildlife to watch (we saw deer, Geese, Swans, Ducks, Herons, and also a Buzzard that is nesting in a local tree close to the lake). We spent a lot of our early morning, late afternoon and evening time watching the wildlife, helped by a pair of Binoculars kindly loaned to us by the owners.
The only thing that has stopped us giving the accommodation 5 Stars is the fact the stairs that lead up to the top floor are quite steep with a tight turn at the bottom, and have to be taken with care.
We loved our stay here, and highly recommend it if you don't mind the steep stairs; we would stay here again and would recommend it to our family, although we would try the larger of the two accommodations available if our group was larger.
Viv and Mark Smith