3 bedrooms with double beds, bathroom, living room and kitchen in a true Windmill!
- english, french, german, dutch
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Nothing special, just as any sensible neighbour would do..
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
I honestly don’t think words have been invented yet to perfectly describe the beautiful experience of staying in such an unusual and outstanding property.
It begins with Maarten..how kind and accomodating he is. He showed us how the windmill works. Yikes!! What a workout! The windmill is even better in person..nobody cared about the steep stair cases. All of the bedrooms were so lovely we took turns each night staying in each. the living space is cozy. The kitchen...albeit small ...is wonderfully equipped...and the neighbors!!!!!!! The goats, the cows, the donkey...We made friends with the goat keeper, Robert. Very excited about that as he is very serious about the rare breed he tends.
The windmill is very easy to reach driving from Schipol. Amsterdam Centrum is a quick 20 minute train ride away or 45 minutes by bicycle. Yet you are embedded in the most spectacular countryside.
The town Abcoude is dripping with Dutch charm...wonderful shops and restaurants.
I simply cannot recommend this property more highly. I cannot say it is a once in a lifetime experience as I intend to return sooner rather than later.
Thank you so much, Maarten. Xxoo
WoW Geraldine, so happy with a great a fine-worded review!
What dreams are made of...
When I saw that we could stay in an authentic and historic windmill I booked our entire trip around this experience. It did not disappoint!! Such a beautiful place and the setting is absolutely gorgeous. Wish we had more time to explore.
Once in a lifetime !!
How many people get to stay in a real windmill ! This place was amazing. There were 6 of us and our adult children enjoyed this setting beyond our imagination. There were goats and sheep in a picturesque setting that could be a painting. Maarten was very responsive and it was very nice to relax here after a hard day of touring. Abcoude is beautiful little town as well.
Thank you John!
It was as beautiful & picturesque as represented!
Loved our time here! Maarten was so accommodating answering questions when we had travel issues. Our big mistake was not allowing enough time here to soak up the experience even more. This was our own fault for our packed itinerary.
Thank you Brenda!
Incredible place, unforgettable "Dutch" experience
OMG, this is the most unique place we have ever stayed! You cannot find anything better than this in Holland! Beds are very comfortable, the house is very tastefully decorated, kitchen and dining room have everything needed to prepare meals and serve them in a gorgeous setting (be it outside or inside the mill). The view from the mill is wonderful and waking up to the sounds of chirping birds adds even more to the experience. They have books, games for the children, videos and everything to make the stay effortless in any weather.
Kids loved bicycling into town to get ice cream. The highlight of our stay was running of the mill! Maarten let my husband help him with the sails and explained everything about the mechanics of the operation. We were also lucky to meet the neighbors Robert and Monica, who own goats next door. Maarten owns sheep (there were two newborn baby sheep when we visited!) and kids had a great time petting and feeding them. We used Maarten's advice to visit neighboring towns (that I've never heard of before the trip) and they were picture pretty and untouristy.
Maarten, thank you very much for your hospitality and making our stay truly unforgettable! We absolutely loved every minute of it!
Wow thanks! So satisfying to make people enjoy and be happy!
FANTASTIC - HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP!
I can't recommend this place enough! The interior is incredible, and offers so much room - way more than we expected. The exterior speaks for itself - how cool it is to stay in a working windmill! The hosts were extraordinarily kind - they even gave my little girls Dutch souvenirs. Location was great - uber picked us up and dropped us off in a timely manner. Short walk or bike ride into Abcoude. We spent two weeks traveling through Europe and this was most definitely the highlight of our trip. Thanks to the best hosts ever!
It was a pleasure!
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!