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Romantic and comfortable mini-fisherman's cottage in Amsterdam-Durgerdam

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 258 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Perfect for a couple, family with children, or business travelers, also longterm

Mini fisherman's, traditonally built in wood, livingroom, sofabed for 2, kitchenette and bathroom downstairs, romantic bedroom in the attic. Ideal for couples, families of 4, or the business traveler who has seen to many hotels. The Cottage is comfortably and tastefully equiped, with floor heating and pleasant led-lighting. In front of the cottage there is enough space to sit outside. Up on the dike, you can enjoy the view on the harbour from the bench in front of the main house. In summer you can swim in the lake, in winter you may be able to skate on it!

The cottage is situated 'below dike', in the back yard of the main buidling. A couple of stone steps provide acces to the 'Backhouse'.

Durgerdam is a quiet place in winter. In summer it's frequented by cyclists and salingboats. In the evenings is quiet and peacefull again.

There are four options to get to the cottage from Amsterdam (and back):

1. By car, about 10 minutes to Amsterdam Centre.

2. Busride from Amsterdam Central Station to Durgerdam, approx. 30 minutes.

2. Electric Tramride from Central Station to Park & Ride Zeeburg (7 minutes) plus a nice half our walk to the cottage, over the bridge on the river IJ, and the old sea dike (you wil then also as good pass by the excellent "Farm" Supermarket Landmarkt in Schellingwoude.

3. You could rent bikes, from the cottage to dead centre Amsterdam takes about half an hour.

During the weekend, the busride (1) does not go all the way. When we are arround, we can always pick you up at the P&R.

We suggest you download the Dutch Public Tranport App callen 9292, to plan your travels.

Should you decide to rent a car - which is nice for exploring the green Waterland and villages and towns arround Amsterdam, you can park very cheap at the tramstop at P&R Zeeburg for going into town: 1 euro when you set out later than 10 AM, and pay the parking fee by using your tramticket.

There's a a free parking space available near the cottage.

We love to help you with all kins of practical things, like transport, "must sees" and shopping or groceries. When possible we assist you in renting a bike or car. Besides all that, we like to offer you all the privacy and comfort you want.

Durgerdam is at a stone's throw from the Amsterdam city centre, but is also a very good starting point for trips by bike, boat, train, tram, motorbike or car in the beautiful province of North-Holland.

More Details

Jaap & Kim
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Jaap & Kim

Jaap & Kim are both self-employed, Jaap studied English Language and Literature at Groningen University, Kim studied Organisational Psychology at Amsterdam University. With their children they enjoy life at the quiet waterfront at a stone's throw from Amsterdam's bustling centre.

Jaap & Kim purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jaap & Kim chose Amsterdam

Being in Durgerdam always feels like a holiday.

What makes this cottage unique

Our view on the former Southern Sea and the surrounding pastures changes with the seasons.


Waterland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 258 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 double
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Romantic and comfortable mini-fisherman's cottage in Amsterdam-Durgerdam
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
North Shields, Tyne & Wear, UK

Peace and calm on the outskirts of Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Situated on the outskirts of Amsterdam, Durgerdam is ideally situated to visit both the centre of Amsterdam and surrounding areas of North Holland. Local transport links to Amsterdam are convenient but to explore further afield a car (plus bike) give greater flexibility.

The Achterhuis ('Backhouse') is a charming little cottage with everything you need for a comfortable holiday, perfect for the two of us to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The property was as described and spotless, and Jaap was a perfect host on arrival. We would thoroughly recommend staying here and would like to return another time.

Thank you Jaap & Kim - a splendid holiday location!

Stuart & Rachel

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Stuart! Its was great having you here! You are welcome anytime! Jaap & Kim
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It really was a pleasant stay in Jaap&Kims cosy little house.

  • 5 of 5

We have been there as a family with 4 adults and this without problems. The house was very clean and is equipped with everything you need and not overloaded with things you don't need. For a vacation it's really convenient. During the day you discover Amsterdam as a big city and in the evening and morning with this house, you have your quiet place in the nature just a few meters fom the water. All the time before and during the stay it was a friendly and enjoyable contact. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Family, thank you for staying at our place. We're very happy you enjoyed it, and we hope to see you here again! Kind regards Jaap & Kim
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dépaysement garanti

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances familiales en Hollande, et plus précisément à Durgerdam. Ce dernier petit village est situé en périphérie d'Amsterdam, pittoresque et calme il propose à lui seul une typicité qui mérite le détour (avec son Pub restaurant très sympa). Coincé entre mer/lac et campagne il peut être le point de départ pour visiter la ruralité environnante, en vélo à pied, ou en voiture, bien que ce mode de transport tend à disparaître à Amsterdam. Pour la visite de cette dernière je recommande le P+R (que je n'ai pas utilisé, mais ce sera pour la prochaine fois !), ce, afin d'éviter d'encombrer une ville dévolue au vélo et des coûts de parking prohibitifs. L'idée est de se garer dans un vrai parking pas cher en périphérie et d'utiliser les transports en communs (se renseigner sur place). C'est vraiment une alternative intéressante à la voiture et au vélo pour ceux qui ne serait pas enclins à pédaler. Amsterdam est extraordinaire, une véritable beauté architecturale et un art de vivre. Le centre est un peu tout fou la galette avec ses nombreux bars et coffee shops, ses disquaires pour les amoureux de vinyls en tous genres, ses innombrables boutiques de fripes... et ses musées (j'avoue que nous avons été plus consuméristes qu'intellectuels sur cette petite semaine). Ca tombe bien nous voulons y retourner pour montrer à nos hôtes que nous apprécions aussi l'art pictural et dieu sait si avec Rambrandt, Van Gogh ou Vermeer, les Néerlandais sont riches d'artistes hors pair. At last but not least, nos hôtes : il n'est pas possible de ne pas être touché par tant de gentillesse et de disponibilité. Jaap et Kim sont charmants et incroyablement sympathiques. J'avais lu les avis de précédents vacanciers, je confirme de bout en bout et plus encore. Le gîte est joli, fonctionnel, bien équipé, ultra propore et aménagé avec goût. Je ne peux que recommander ce choix.

Et puis l'art de vivre des hollandais m'a étonné, je les croyais austères, ils sont tous gentils, parlent le français (pas aussi bien que Jaap) ou anglais (presque aussi bien que Kim), ont du goût (bis repetita) et... ont bien de la chance d'habiter là-haut (j'aime bien ma France, rassurez-vous). Donc à bientôt d'y retourner. Williams

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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vacances: calme, nature et jolies rencontres

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine dépaysante et reposante en famille. Le chalet est comme neuf, l'intérieur est très bien pensé et bien aménagé. Le cadre est magnifique (lac, rivière, faune locale...). Nous avons été accueillis par le sourire et la gentillesse de Kim et Jaap qui ont été très disponibles tout au long de notre séjour.

Vacances inoubliables en famille.

Un grand MERCI.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Et merci a vous, famille! Toujours bienvenue!
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Comodo e confortevole

  • 4 of 5

Cottage comodo, molto pulito e ordinato. Perfetto per 4 persone. Arredato con gusto. Jaap e Kim persone molto cortesi e disponibili ma allo stesso tempo riservate. Consigliabile per chi si muove in auto. Parcheggio nelle vicinanze al costo di 1 euro al giorno per raggiungere il centro città con la tranvia (3 fermate). Supermercato nelle vicinanze ben fornito.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie! Sempre il benvenuto. Jaap & Kim
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Urlaub im Grünen aber nahe der City

  • 4 of 5

Süßes kleines Häuschen im Grünen und in der Nähe zum Wasser. Toll, um mit dem Fahrrad die Küste zu erkunden.

Am Wochenende fahren keine Busse in den Ort, wo das Ferienhäuschen steht. Daher muss entweder ein Auto oder Fahrrad ausgeliehen werden. Da ich gerne Fahrrad fahre, war das kein Problem. Mit dem Fahrrad sind es dann ca. 15 min. zur Straßenbahn, die sehr regelmäßig fährt und einen innerhalb von 10 min. ins Stadtzentrum bringt.

Wenn das auch ansonsten eine sehr schöne Unterkunft ist und der Vermieter (Jaap) sehr freundlich ist, so war doch die Geräuschkulisse manchmal störend (gegenüber vom Häuschen steht ein Kuhstall, dessen Generatorengeräusche recht laut sind).

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marika, vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch. Wir hoffen Sie und Ihre Freunde wieder zu empfangen. Wir haben bereits auf der Rückseite zusätzliche Isolierung von das Hauschen angelegt. Glücklicherweise kann der Landwirt nun weiterhin seine Kühe melken 😃;-))
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Schiphol Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
De Oude Taveerne
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Amsterdam Harbour
Nearest Golf
7.5 Kilometres
Golfbaan Waterland
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Kilometres
De Oude Taveerne
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Waterland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Holiday
Apr 22 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$109 **
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$109 **
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $108.72
Schoonmaakkosten $32.62 + Tax
Child $ 21.74 per person per night
Tax Rate 6.0%
Stay tax 5.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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