This little studio apartment was very charming, beginning with walking through the church courtyard, through the white gate, past the beautiful flowers in the garden, and along the thickly green sidewalk to the door to enter. The crow of roosters sounded like we were in the country, but they must have put the roosters somewhere as we didn't hear them in the early morning as expected. One of the two very close churches gongs out the hour and half hour, which we found pleasant. Other than those sounds and the chatter of birds in the trees, it was quiet and peaceful--a great place to sit in the garden to relax and read a book. Though considered part of Amsterdam, it is a world away from the busyness and chaos of the city, and the owners have done a remarkable job with the garden!
The apartment was clean and had everything we needed, including a generous supply of boxed cappuccino. My husband
made a huge dent in their supply! They also had tea and coffee balls and assorted other items. The bed was reasonably comfortable, the water hot in the shower, and there was plenty of light from the large windows (which opened) in the living area.
Taco and Marieke were friendly and helpful and allowed us to use their washer and dryer. We were able to park
our rental car nearby, and it was easy to access other cities for sightseeing. There is also a bus in the area that will take you to Centraal Station in Amsterdam.
The smallest village in the Netherlands is adorable and had several restaurants within walking distance--most with outdoor seating, which is very pleasant. There is a working windmill nearby that you can tour (I hope you get Samuel as your guide--he is fantastic!--and bicycles can be rented. You can quickly drive or bicycle to two markets for groceries.
We loved staying here and wish we could have stayed longer. We hope to return one of these days. We had a lovely stay.