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De Zwaluwen (the Swallows) in the Picturesque and Peaceful Village of Ransdorp

Bedrooms 3
Space 160 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely and spacious farmhouse in beautiful surroundings for the perfect holiday

De Zwaluwen (the Swallows) offers all home comforts and is the perfect base for combining country-nature adventures with city (Amsterdam) tours..

This is a spacious house for max 5 people that has its own private garden with direct access to canals and lakes around. The area attracts many birds in the breeding season. This is the perfect base for outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, canoeing and running and city trips to Amsterdam, Utrecht and Haarlem. The North Sea coast and beach are at +/-. 40 car minutes, however there are small (sweet water) city beaches in the area (biking distance). Typical Dutch villages such as Marken, Volendam and Edam are at short distances.

De Zwaluwen is a beautifully renovated Dutch farmhouse with all modern conveniences. It has an open ground floor plan with dining and living room, fireplace, modern kitchen, hall and toilet. The second floor has a spacious master bedroom, two additional bedrooms of appr. 14 sq mtrs (one with a double and one with a single bed), a working area, bathroom (double washing basins, bath and walk-in rainshower) and separate 2nd toilet. Almost every room in the house provides beautiful views of the farmer’s fields and/or water ways. Breakfast can be provided at an extra charge of 10 Euros p.p/p.d. The house has all modern comforts including double ovens, microwave, washing machine, dryer, wireless internet, wifi.

The owners live around the back and can provide you with additional information and care. The situation of the houses and gardens are as such that you have your own peace and privacy.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017


Waterland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

De Zwaluwen (the Swallows) in the Picturesque and Peaceful Village of Ransdorp
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Absolutely Perfect Introduction To Holland

  • 5 of 5

Den Zwaluen is the most beautiful house in an idyllic setting. Michael and Leontien were so helpful and welcoming. We loved riding the bikes and walking to the neighbouring villages. Wished we had a lot longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely adorable!

  • 5 of 5

We truly LOVED our stay at the Swallows. It is nestled in the cute community of Ransdorp -- surrounded by green fields and canals, with cobblestone streets and a beautiful church. The canals bring swans, herons, and other birds to the area, while sheep and goats graze in the fields surround the little community. We rode bikes around the area and were heartened by the sweetness of it all. The home is beautifully decorated with comfortable beds and an awesome kitchen and lovely bathrooms. A short drive will take you to the most delightful little market with fresh meats, breads, and produce. It is a short drive to Amsterdam central, or a train ride if you prefer. All was amazing and exceeded our expectations! Communications with the owners and caretakers were perfect. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Right

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (young teens) culminated our 11 day trip to Europe with four nights at this beautiful Dutch farmhouse in the idyllic village of Ransdorp. The house itself is beautifully designed and updated with a wonderful kitchen, 2 wc's, great shower and bath, comfortable beds, and open and inviting living spaces. The hosts are generous, warm and very helpful. The setting among farms with sheep, cows, abundant birdlife is super convenient to Amsterdam central station via the Park and Ride. Also, great for biking the Noord along the dykes to quant villages along the sea. We highly recommend a stay at the Swallows.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, Howard, Hope you had a good return journey. Thank you for you fine review, we very much appreciate this. I am afraid to say but you had the last of the great weather, it has really turned cold and wet, today is a nathional holiday, Kings birthday, and not very promising for the big party. All the best and just maybe we will see you back at the Swallows, greetings, Michael & Leontien.
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Jederzeit wieder

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschönes, sonnendurchflutetes und geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Haus mit allem erdenklichen Komfort (Gaskamin, Regendusche, Traumküche, Kinderspielzeug, Hochstuhl, Kräutergarten....). Unsere 3köpfige Familie hat sich rundum wohl gefühlt. Die Vermieter wohnen gleich nebenan, sind super nett und hilfsbereit. Kommunikation ist problemlos in Deutsch und Englisch möglich. Central Amsterdam ist mit Park+Ride in ca. 15-20 min unkompliziert zu erreichen. Wenn es einem in der Stadt zu quirlig wird, kann man herrlich auf der Terasse mit Blick in die wunderschöne Umgebung oder bei endlosen Spaziergängen und Fahrradtouren entspannen.

Wir würden dieses Haus uneingeschränkt an Freunde und Familie, insbesondere mit Kindern, weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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September-Holydays in de Zwaluwen

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect for families and couples. After our biking tours along the Ijsselmeer, to Haarlem and Muiden, we enjoyed the tranquility in the beautiful village Ransdorp as well as the well equipped kitchen, the comfortable dining place and living room and the pretty terrace with the view of the surrounding landscape. The house is stylish furnished and very neat and tidy. The ferry can be reached by bike within 20min - ideal to explore Amsterdam and to discover the interesting districts outside the touristic centre.

Many thanks for the hospitality! We are looking forward to coming again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschönes Haus im Norden von Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Das Ferienhaus hat eine unserer Meinung nach ideale Lage - nur einen Katzensprung von der Innenstadt enfernt und doch sehr ruhig. So kann man sich nach einem Tag voller Eindrücke in Amsterdam herrlich entspannen. Das Haus ist sauber und gepflegt, es ist alles vorhanden, was man braucht. Die Vermieter sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Wir empfehlen das Haus gerne weiter!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Amsterdam Waterland golf course
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A 10
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Waterland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Xmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Xmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $106.93
Stay tax 5.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

All rates are based on 2 guests. For extra guests we add 25 euro per night per person.
Additional guest rates do not apply to families with children younger than 15.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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