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Romantic Gardenhouse, outskirts,10 min from Centre Amsterdam

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 beds; full privacy, free parking, very quiet street, easy publ. transportati

New (2010) wooden Garden house, classic local style cottage, comfortable, quiet, kitchen, fridge, microwave, induction cooker, coffee machine, WiFi.

TV,DVD+DVD's, HiFi+ CD's, tourist info, local maps.

1 Bedroom (double+single, baby bed) on first floor, easy&safe access by renewed fixed stairs (plus sleeping couch (200x140) on groundfloor); Bathroom with shower, toilet and urinal; Second sleeping room with 2 single (90x200) beds. Private terrace (table, chairs, BBQ; outdoor light;) bicycles 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 Garden House is eco-friendly: all electricity from own solar and wind energy; super insulated, heat recovery from shower water and flushing toilet with rainwater.

More Details

Anrik Engelhard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

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 cottage in 2001

Why Anrik Engelhard chose Amsterdam

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 cottage 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).


Waterland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 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), One Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) for 2 persons (200x130); linen& blanket available. Baby bed (60x120 cm); Writing table, 2 chairs; small wardrobe; bookcase with books; reading lamps
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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 Garden 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 office for an environmental foundation. 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Romantic Gardenhouse, outskirts,10 min from Centre Amsterdam
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful and comfortable guest home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little cottage with easy access to downtown Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great cottage/Excellent location/Brilliant owner

  • 5 of 5

I was traveling on my own so couldn't asked for more. This cottage give you everything you need. Privacy, security and more importantly peace and quite place where you can relax after busy day out. Supermarket on bottom of road is absolutely brilliant. You can taste all traditional local food and drinks. Restaurant is also very handy if you don't fancy travel anywhere around for a meal out. I had lunch and dinner there and it was delicious. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I will be definitely back as its great location to get easy to and back from Amsterdam.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to get away from the city

  • 5 of 5

The Garden House was lovely and well maintained. Anrik and Carla were not there when I arrived, but left me a note with very helpful tips, not the least of which was to ask the neighbor across the way, Ruben, for help with the bicycles if needed. He was so nice and friendly and helped me find a bike to fit. Anrik sent me directions to get to the Garden House, but the best thing I did before leaving home was to do a Google street view from the bus stop and do a virtual walk to the house. I was able to recognize landmarks and to know that I was headed in the right direction. Anrik returned before I left, so I was able to meet my gracious host. For the two days I was there, I stayed mostly in the area, walking across the locks nearby, and visiting the supermarket down the street. It was a lovely way to be introduced to the area gradually while recovering from jet lag. Thank you, Anrik and Carla!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage ...everything you need...this cottage has it!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage surrounded by beautiful gardens, sitting areas,and a fenced in yard, maked you feel like you are in your own piece of paradise. Right from the start of our booking process, Anrik was helpful and responded right away to any questions we had. Upon arrival Anrik was so helpful showing us maps and tour books especially seeing how it was our first visit to amsterdam. The supermarket one block away had an incredible selection of breads, cheese, meats, and anything else that you would need. The bikes were wonderful allowing us to explore the miles of bike paths which are right out your cottage door! The cottage was clean and everything you needed was right there. We especially enjoyed our housecoats which made us feel like we were at a spa! And a lovely bottle of wine made us feel like we had just arrived home! We enjoyed our days touring a very "busy" amsterdam so it was extremely refreshing at the end of the day to come home to such a peaceful relaxed spot. ....and only a short tram ride brought us to our piece of paradise! We so enjoyed our stay...wish it had been longer. We will be back and we will let others know of your beautiful cottage ! Thank you for sharing your cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Schiphol Airport
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Cafe 't Sluisje
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
To Amsterdam City
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Amsterdam Ringroad
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres

The region around the Garden 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 museum), and just walk along the canals.... Amsterdam is great, though small: everything within easy reach!


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $41 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $290.97
Tax Rate 5.0%

RATES PER NIGHT-with a minimum of two nights-ARE NOT PER PROPERTY BUT PER PERSON 1 person €75(+€3.75 tax); 2 persons €110(+€5,50 tax); 3 persons €145(+€7.25 tax);4 persons €180(+€9.0 tax) 5 persons €215(+€10.75 tax); 6 persons €250(+€12.50 tax); 7 persons €285(+€14.25 tax) 5% tourist tax between brackets. For a stay of one night only: 1 person €110(+€5,50); 2 persons €145(+€7.25) and for 3 persons €180+9.0) etc. For payments not in Eurozone, banktransfer fees must be paid. This fee will be paid via/deducted from the refundable deposit or be paid in cash upon arrival.
For more details on rates contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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