This was an absolutely perfect country home for our family of 5, with easy access to Amsterdam, Schiphol, Kuekenhof, Utrecht, Gouda, etc. Caroline was very responsive and is a very good manager of this property. Her directions and recommendations were perfect, and she was a wonderful host. The property and surrounding countryside were almost too beautiful to be believed, and by the end of our stay, we found ourselves looking at "for sale" (te koop) signs! Plenty of bikes and kayaks are provided, and biking opportunities are nearly limitless in the area. You can bike through farmland for miles, or over to the Coop grocery store in Noorden. The train station in Bruekelen is about a 20 minute drive, then about a 30 minute train ride to Amsterdam Centraal. Schiphol is about a 30 minute drive away from the house. The roads and infrastructure in the Netherlands are outstanding, and driving was no issue at all. If you are looking for a quiet, country setting away from the crowds and noise (but with easy access to Amsterdam), then I would highly recommend this property. Our only regret was having to leave!
The Zuwe vacation house is a clean and comfortable house with a very private and roomy backyard.
The bedroom layout is unusual, 2 single bedrooms are accessed through a double bedroom, but the beds and pillows are all very comfortable. The full bathroom upstairs is roomy with a nice shower.
The kitchen is well stocked (cookware, dinnerware, flatware etc) for home cooked meals.
The location is great for day trips, most places are within an hours drive, for Amsterdam we suggest Amsterdam arena P&R, very easy. There is a website (I’m not allowed to post a link) that explains how you can park for €1 and get cheap public transport tickets into the center of town.
If you would like to spend a day on the water, Ottenhome has several options for boat rentals.
One minor inconvenience is that the parking is in the Ottenhome parking lot, which does tend to completely fill up during corporate events. These events never lasted past 9:00pm, and we didn’t experience noise or other nuisance other than the parking.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Kortenhoef and wouldn’t hesitate to rent the house again.