About the property
- Bed And Breakfast592 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
4 beds; full privacy, free parking, very quiet street, easy public transport
Wooden house, classic local style cottage, standard rate per night for 3 or 4 persons €180. If only 1 or 2 persons stay €145/night.
ONLY PER WEEKEND (Friday PM - Monday AM) or a MIDWEEK (Monday PM - Fri day AM).
Comfortable, quiet, kitchen, fridge, microwave+ oven, induction cooker, coffee maker, WiFi.
TV, DVD+DVD's, HiFi+ CD's, tourist info, local maps.
1 Bedroom on first floor, easy&safe access by fixed stairs(double+single bed, baby bed) if only 2 guests stay; Second bedroom with 2 single (90x200) beds available if 4 guests stay; Bathroom with shower, towel dryer, sink, toilet and urinal; Private terrace (table, chairs, ) bicycle (4 for adults; 2 children sized for kids); use for free.
Laundry service €10 per cycle.
Public transport nearby; 20-30 min to the center by bike. Walking area (incl protected nature) just nearby. Supermarket with local & eco products; delicious bakery. Small restaurant& coffee shop. Free parking! Ringroad & Public transport to Schiphol Airport (25 km). P&R to nearest tram 5 minutes only. Free (4) bicycles!
The house is eco-friendly: all electricity from own solar and wind energy; super insulated, heat recovery from shower water and flushing toilet with rainwater.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
About Anrik Engelhard
I am born&grown, educated in Amsterdam, but lived and worked for years in tropical areas as a doctor (clinical and public health). My wife Carla works for the Municipality of Amsterdam. We love to make long bicycle tours in Holland and abroad. We are active in a local group of climate activists for CO2 reduction among citizens.
Anrik Engelhard purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 2001
Why Anrik Engelhard chose Schellingwoude
Carla became somehow 'claustrophic' in our previous 7 th floor apartment. To our surprise we ended up in Amsterdam North where nature is in the backyard....We were very lucky to find this place and never take it for granted.
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
After an exiting day in town get rid of the noise and dust. Park your car secure in front of the house at no cost. Even better, leave your car next day; take our (free!) bicycles. After 20 minutes you are in town after enjoying the view from the (free/7x24) ferry. Even taxi drivers often say: 'Wow, I didn't know we have places like this in Mokum' !! (local nick name of Amsterdam).
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our stay at the cottage was amazing, will certainly be back
We had the pleasure of staying here on our recent trip to Amsterdam. The cottage is very cozy and an amazingly functional use of space. Everything you can think of needing was provided and even a few things you wouldn't consider needing like a full spice rack in the kitchen or a library of books and maps of the surroundings were available.
The nearby market combined with the bikes lead to many fresh meals bought, transported by pedal and cooked in-house. The wildlife in the pond out front mesmerized my daughters and the river lock right down the street provided some very simple evening entertainment as we went to watch the ships large (dinner cruises) and small (personal sailboats) pass through.
Overall the experience was amazing and Anrik was a wonderful host. I highly recommend a visit to the cottage. In fact the only downside was that we couldn't stay longer.
-Chris Brinker and family
Relaxing, quiet stay
Super place in Amsterdam North. Cycles included in the rental price, which were really appreciated. Would return without qualms. Anrik and Carla were lovely hosts.
Wonderful house and host!
Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our 4-night stay here, which flew by much too quickly. The house was just lovely and so very comfortable, and Anrik was so welcoming, informative, and helpful!
Fantastic spot right outside the city. Besides using the bikes to tour Amsterdam, we enjoyed biking around the small town. The grocery store nearby is excellent! Would stay here again, no question about it.
Beautiful and comfortable guest home
We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage just outside Amsterdam. Convenient to get in to the city, but enough removed to enjoy the quieter side of the country. The cottage is well stocked and all of the bed linens are super comfy. Highly recommend.
Great little cottage with easy access to downtown Amsterdam
We loved our stay in this gardenhouse. Cosy, it had all the comforts of all small home. The cottage and general location were a great place to relax after a spending the day visiting downtown Amsterdam. We had no car and commuting to and from downtown/Schipol airport was easy. You really feel you are in the countryside, about 25-30 mins. from the Amsterdam's train station. Bikes are available at the cottage to ride around, a nice touch. We even spent a day in the immediate area, watching boats clearing the locks and walking along the river. Beds are comfortable and amenities were complete. Note the room upstairs is accessed using a steep staircase/ladder --something to note for people with mobility issues. The small supermarket nearby has everything you would need and a nice little restaurant. No regrets whatsoever renting this property and would do so again.
The region around our house is typically Dutch: history of our struggle against the sea; where Rembrandt painted; historical and contemporary architecture; tour along the fishermans villages along the IJsselmeer (Volendam, Edam, Marken) Open air museum Zaanse Schans. And... van Gogh, Rijksmuseum, Eye (film cineam&museum), and just walk along the canals.... Amsterdam is great, though small: everything within easy reach!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are per night & per per property. MINIMUM STAY: a weekend (Friday PM - Monday AM) or a midweek (Monday PM - Friday AM). 3 or 4 persons €180 per night; 1 or 2 persons €145 per night.