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Windmill close to Amsterdam, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room, view

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms with double beds, bathroom, living room and kitchen in a true Windmill!

Visit Amsterdam while staying in the countryside, 3 km from city limit and 20 min by train to Amsterdam central station, in a real windmill. A stylish living room, country kitchen and three bedrooms with lush beds, a great view and great authentic / chic style. Total freedom as you rent the entire mill. Romantic and family friendly.

Car rental if you wish. Closest neighbor is at 100 meters away: all privacy with garden, free parking, and a river to swim in!


Owner
Maarten
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Amenities

Abcoude Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    - 1 king
  • All three bedrooms are equipped with luxury box spring double beds, the master bedroom is huge: it takes the entire 2nd floor and high ceiling with notes feels like a royal treat in a spartan windmill.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(22 traveler reviews)

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Windmill close to Amsterdam, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room, view
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

We loved the windmill and the area around it. We biked everywhere like when we were kids.

  • 5 of 5

If you get a chance enjoy the restaurants in downtown Abcoude. Make sure and keep lots of coins for the train. We would go back in a heart beat! Thanks to Maarten for taking care of us so well.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul!
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5

Unique property

  • 5 of 5

Mondriaan windmill... memorable!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quirky slice of windmill life

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in early June, after a short trip to Amsterdam. What a lovely place to kick back and relax, surrounded by fields and watching the cows. The windmill itself is a lovely unusual place to stay, and the sunny weather meant that we could breakfast outside, making the most of inside and out!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was a once in a lifetime experience! It’s a perfect blend of essential modern conveniences without losing the appeal of the original 1874 windmill. Surrounded by lush pastures, we enjoyed watching the sheep (they like apples) and pheasants as well as nesting storks across the canal. We chose the option to rent the car and took several scenic drives on the narrow winding country roads along the canal, discovering windmills, quaint towns and even castles. It definitely exceeded our expectations and are considering making this a twice in a lifetime experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bernadine! Maarten
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5

Relaxing stay in wonderful, unique place and beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at the windmill for a week in April. We didn't know exactly what to expect. A spectacular bonus greeted us on arrival: Maarten and a friend had the windmill going full tilt when we arrived. It's a fascinating, spectacular sight, outside and inside (where you see a huge milled timber rotating in the center of the upstairs bedroom, and more of the workings on view behind a cabinet door in the living room). But even without that display, the experience of staying here was totally wonderful. The windows from the living room and kitchen gave a nice view out to the lovely surrounding fields and sky with a quality of light that seems distinct to this landscape. We would see a few sheep appear each morning and retreat each evening. The kitchen was fully equipped and artfully designed in a small galley-like space. (From the kitchen window we could watch the shaggy sheep and their lambs move through the field like enormous brown caterpillars.) Up a steep stairway was a landing and two nice bedrooms, and up a steeper stairway was the third and largest bedroom that took up the entire third floor of the hexagon. It's rustic, but very comfortable, well-designed and beautiful. It was good to have bikes available to ride along the adjacent river and nearby canal. The town of Abcoude is just a 10 minute bike ride or a 20 minute walk. The train ride from Abcoude to Amsterdam is short and easy. We rented a car from Maarten and drove to Utrecht, Keukenhof, and Otterlo - each an easy drive from the mill. There are a couple of nice lunch spots in easy walking distance, one of which (at the old train station-turned-hotel) offers early dinner. It was great to walk or bike along the river and watch and hear birds, ducks, herons, storks (roosting on a platform in the next field), sheep and cows, and the lone billygoat guarding a neighbor's patch of waterfront.

Maarten was very kind, helpful, informative and interesting. We saw him the afternoon we arrived. We didn't see him again after he shut down the windmill that evening, but he was always available if we had a question.

We would love to return to this idyllic spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, unique home!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 3 other women came to Amsterdam for a girl's trip and started with two nights in the windmill. It was unforgettable! The area was quiet, relaxing and beautiful during our stay in late March. We walked into the village (little bit of a walk but very doable) to grocery shop and eat. We also used the 4 bikes from the windmill! The bed and bedding was SO comfortable. The stairs are very steep but there are plenty of handrails and ropes to keep yourself steady. We really enjoyed the space and would highly recommend a stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
schiphol amsterdam
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
De Eendracht
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
port of Amsterdam
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Amsterdam Golfcoarse
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
abcoude trainstation
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A2 Amsterdam- Utrecht
Nearest Beach
38 Kilometres
zandvoort
Car: recommended

Most guests enjoy visiting Amsterdam during the day and relaxing around the mill after. Watch the river, the land and embrace the simple beauty of country life. To stay in an authentique and operational mill is simply unique.

Mondrian's painting of this mill is in the National Museum!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $88.57
Additional Guest Fee $38.97 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.