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Romantic House, outskirts,10 min from Centre Amsterdam

Waterland, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Bed And Breakfast592 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • 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.


Anrik Engelhard

Member Since 2012
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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).


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom-attick
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom2
        2 twin/ single, Bedroom 2 only available when more than 3 guests stay
      • Bedroom/Living
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Bedroom2 may be used when more than 3 guests book
      • Double Beds (1) 200x140 cm, Single Beds (1) (200x90 cm); linen& blanket available. Baby bed (60x120 cm); Writing table, 2 chairs; small wardrobe; bookcase with books; reading lamps.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • central heating; shower; toilet; urinal; sink; towel dryer (radiator); mirror; dustbin; eco friendly toilet flush with perfectly clear rain water; invisible energy recovery from the shower.

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            small city beach 10 min by car
          • Golf Course Front
            5 min by car
          • Lake View
            The IJsselmeer is within direct view; for a stroll or a tour by bike or car.
          • Lakefront
            The B&B is built along a dyke surrounding the lake. Fresh water now, but previously this was the dangerously wild sea front....historical
          • Monument View
            The former fishermans villages are all protected monuments (Schellingwoude Durgerdam and so on). Many historical routes for walking and biking.
          • Water View
            Directly behind the B&B Gardenhouse; for quiet moments or a windy stroll along the dykes, bird reservations, watching ships passing by.....


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                        Free parking on street, with sufficient room; this is rather exeptional in Amsterdam
                      • Air Conditioning
                        not needed due to perfect insulation
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        central heating in the floor; radiator in bathroom and upstairs sleeping room
                      • Internet
                        free wi fi
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        including for the baby bed.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        For long stayers; you can share our washing machine
                      • Parking Off Street
                        free; always room and never heard of security problems
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        For long stayers; you can share our washing machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        free available
                      • Wood Fireplace
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Catering Available
                            No catering by us, but good (delicious!) facilities 300 m walk in the Landmarkt (see aerial photo)
                          • Coffee Maker
                            electric percolator
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            All you need to prepare for a good, healthy meal.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            All you need for 6 persons
                          • Kitchen
                            new-2012; not-shared; refrigerator; combi microwave (+oven) ; electrical stove(induction) + hood; coffee machine; cutlery pots&pans ; basic stuff like oil, mustard; pepper,salt, spices etc;
                          • Microwave
                            combi with oven
                          • Oven
                            combi with microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                            spices, vegatable oil, kitchen paper, plastic bags, soap; coffee pads, tea
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining area in the living, and outside on the private terrace and waterside.
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 5 people


                                  • Books
                                    Books&Tourist guides on Amsterdam; roadmaps for cycling Some general books and magazines in Dutch and English
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Music Library
                                    For hours on classical music; some jazz, some rock
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    On tourist attractions in Amsterdam; some general entertainment


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Bicycles are available for free, in different sizes incl children; plus local route maps for biking.
                                      • Boat
                                        If reserved well in advance sailingboats plus private lessons available.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        table&chairs, parasol in the rather large garden, near small pond, under the willow trees
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Canoes for rent in the neighbourhood
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        table&chairs, parasol in the rather large garden, near small pond, under the willow trees
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • botanical garden
                                          • churches
                                          • cinemas
                                          • library
                                          • museums
                                          • restaurants
                                          • synagogues
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • eco tourism
                                              • paddle boating
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cycling
                                                      • golf
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • sailing


                                                          • The house is an co-built cottage, very well insulated (cool in summer!), central heating (floor), rainwater reuse system (toilet). Another room in the house is (though not very frequently) used as my working room(photography, music). By no way this will limit your privacy. No traffic noise day and night; village life, but still close to centre of town. Free parking saves you €30 per day at least.

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 1:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            44 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Our stay at the cottage was amazing, will certainly be back

                                                            Chris B.

                                                            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

                                                            Deborah E.Birkenhead, United Kingdom

                                                            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!

                                                            Dana W.

                                                            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!

                                                            Wonderful spot!

                                                            Amie S.Portland

                                                            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

                                                            Kullen and Melissa G.

                                                            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

                                                            Jean-Benoit G.

                                                            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.


                                                            Waterland, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                                                            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

                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            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.

                                                            44 Reviews
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