New (2010) wooden Garden house, classic local style, 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; Private terrace (table, chairs, BBQ; outdoor light;) 4 bikes for free
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.
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 cabin in 2001
Carla became '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.
After an exiting day in town get rid of the noise, the 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 say: 'Wow, I didn't know we have places like this in Mokum' !! (Amsterdam).
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Anrik and Carla's cottage. It was quiet, clean, comfortable and had everything we needed and more. The location was most pleasant and we made several trips to the lovely nearby market. The bikes were put to good use for touring Amsterdam. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend this cottage to others.
Anrik and Carla are wonderful hosts ! They supplied very good bikes and it was an easy 5 minute ride to Tram 26 into town or I could have rode 7 km (4 miles) on bikes paths to Central Station in Amsterdam, approx. 20 minute bike ride. I rode the bike out to the sea, past Durgerdam and along the dikes. It was beautiful. The guest cottage is lovely and cozy. Thank you Anrik and Carla for all your help and say hello to Reuben, who gave good advice too :)
We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful little house, the owners were very kind, lovely and patient with the children. The bikes, included in the cost were great, we did not miss anything. The accommodation was clean, calm and very beautiful. Dear Carla and Anrik, thank you very much for your hospitality!
This was a warm, lovely and charming place - just like our the accommodation owner. We stayed three days with two teenage daughters - and would gladly return. Anrik, our host, was helpful, informative and kind - nothing seemed too much trouble for him. The bikes he gave us - included in the cost - were in good condition and we enjoyed cycling the route to the ferry into Amsterdam. The accommodation was attractive-looking and clean, with nice decor and beautifully warm in a chilly Amsterdam, thanks to underfloor heating and good insulation. The sofabed was comfortable and very easy to take out and put away. A great short stay - too short for us! Thank you very much, Anrik.
Anrik and Carla are amazing hosts. They were warm and friendly right from our arrival. We took the train to Central Station from the airport, and then simply took a taxi from there to the home because we were tired from our 12 hours of travelling. It was 23 euro for the taxi. Upon arrival we were greeted with Carla's warm smile at the front door. The home and property are beautiful! She walked us around into their large garden area where we were lead into a wonderful newly built cottage. The temperature was warm inside, and a nice bottle of red wine and a few pilsners awaited our arrival. We showered off in the wonderful hot shower, and put on the warm robes supplied by these thoughtful hosts (we have stayed in many VRBO's over the years and these two have really put a lot of thought into the smallest of details which can help to make a stay so comfortable). After enjoying the bottle of wine we had a nice long nap! Then it was off on the bicycles to explore town. What fun! There are a few routes into town, but we choose the route which included the free ferry. It is a very pleasant 20 minute bike ride on cobblestoned bike paths to the ferry. We chose to park the bikes before getting on the ferry most days and then walk throughout town. The ferry takes about 5 minutes and takes you straight to Central Station. From the station everything in the city is accessible either by foot, trolley, or metro. Closer to the house we enjoyed riding the bikes into the Waterlands and all of the nearby countryside towns. The local market/restaurant is very high quality and well priced. It has everything you could need and is only a 10 minute stroll along the waterfront. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are already planning our next visit!! Thanks again to both Anrik and Carla for helping to make our trip so wonderful!!
Access to transportation is easy so location in North Amsterdam is ideal for quiet sleep and possible visit to countryside. The owners are the most wonderful hosts with helpful tips, maps and suggestions. I will return here if I am fortunate to visit the area again.
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!
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1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||€250.00|
RATES PER NIGHT-with a minimum of two nights-ARE NOT PER PROPERTY BUT PER PERSON 1 person €60; 2 persons €90; 3 persons €110; 5.5% tourist tax will be added. For one night a supplement is charged (1 person +€30; 2 and 3 persons +€20).
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