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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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.

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Waterland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • - Help ons het huisje netjes te houden. - Niet roken in het huisje! - Geen enkele drugs in het huisje, op het erf of in de directe omgeving. DANK!
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


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Romantic and comfortable mini-fisherman's cottage in Amsterdam-Durgerdam
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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: July 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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Séjour réussi, logement nickel et idéalement placé aux portes d'Amsterdam , dans un lieu magnifique.

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons adoré aller à vélo à Amsterdam , pédaler dans la campagne, visiter les alentours...

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Samuel and his wife got the most out their stay in our 'Achterhuis', and we we are very happy they had a good time, both in Amsterdam city as in the green area surrounding Amsterdam. We hope they visit us again! Cordialement, Jaap & Kim
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Idyllisch, gemütlich - einfach hervorragend!

  • 5 of 5

Ein super niedliches, gut ausgestattetes Ferienhaus. Perfekt für den Urlaub als Freunde, Paar oder Familie.

Gelegen direkt am Deich in einem alten Fischerdörfchen. Perfekt, wenn man ausspannen möchte und doch die Nähe zur wundervollen Stadt haben möchte.

Sehr nette und unkomplizierte Vermieter - wir werden gerne wiederkommen!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke Marc! Sie sind immer härzlich Wilkommen! 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: September 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: July 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: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Et merci a vous, famille! Toujours bienvenue!
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Jaap & Kim
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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 Waterland

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.


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $123.35
Schoonmaakkosten $49.34 + Tax
Stay tax 5.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

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