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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
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:
March 13, 2018


Waterland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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 4
  • 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


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(48 traveler reviews)

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De Zwaluwen (the Swallows) in the Picturesque and Peaceful Village of Ransdorp
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Perfect Hideaway Close to Amsterdam!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at The Swallows. During our visit to The Netherlands, Belgium, and France we stayed in four different places and this one was easily our favorite. The home is beautiful, comfortable, spacious, and meticulously clean. The location is rural, yet very close to the city - the best of both worlds! The setting is lovely, very serene and full of wonderful wildlife. Everyday we would drive to the Park and Ride to ride the tram into Amsterdam - very easy and cost effective. The total travel time from the house to central station was probably just a half an hour.

The host, Michael, was very friendly and welcoming. We really enjoyed talking with him and getting info on how to get around and places to visit. If we are ever back in the area we hope we get to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delighted with the property and standard of accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed here for two weeks in September & a friend joined us for one of these. We had a wonderful time assisted by our kind and helpful hosts Michael & Leontien. It is a wonderful airy and roomy house fully equipped with everything that we required. It was very comfortable and warm. We also enjoyed exploring the wetlands of the area and the wildlife. It is well situated for easy access via the park & ride system for visits to Amsterdam itself.

We would not hesitate to recommend this property as it is set in a lovely rural and peaceful area which makes for a very relaxing stay. The wonderful sunrises viewed from the garden area were just an added bonus.

Anyone who stays here will be assured of a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Die richtige Wahl!

  • 5 of 5

Ein wunderbares Zuhause "auf Zeit": Augen, Geist und Seele erholen sich vor dem weiten Himmel im Waterland vom aufregend-anstrengenden Tag im sehenswürdigen Amsterdam. Nach ein paar Tagen möchte man eigentlich nur noch hierbleiben...

Hiermit bestätigen wir alle vorausgegangenen positiven Bewertungen und bedanken uns herzlich bei unseren netten Gastgebern!

Bernd und Gesine S., Hannover

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Host

  • 5 of 5

I had booked a week stay at this property. Unfortunately we had to cancel. However I wanted to comment on how professional courteous and prompt my communications were with the owners. From the beginning they were thorough and informative and went out of their way to ensure the accommodation's were adequate especially since I was travelling with my elderly mom. Once alerted that I needed to cancel they promptly responded and per the policies refunded me quickly. I wish them much success.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: April 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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Amsterdam Waterland golf course
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A 10
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $61.53
Refundable damage deposit $123.06
Stay tax 6.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.