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Heerlijck Slaapen op de Zaanse Schans
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Kalverringdijk 17-21, 1509 BT Zaandam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Zaandam B&B and Inns
Bruges
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best rooms of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Was a pleasant surprise. It is a B&B but proved to be our best rooms to stay in on trip and wish we had stayed longer. It is in the historic district and house is a historic home. We had bedroom and full kitchen with eating area (this room had ability to have two bedrooms but be aware they would share bathrooms). Kitchen had early 20th century decor with modern appliances hidden.
We slept with windows open (no bugs). boats on the water. Windmills on the river. was wonderful. Hosts were excellent and breakfast was very good.
Step out your door to a private picnic area on the water and then out onto the main street for the historic area.

Room Tip: 1st floor on the water was awesome. Note it is a B&B in a historic home and no AC. The bathroom...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Heerlijck Slaapen is an amazing place to stay. I booked the room thinking we would be in the town across the lake from the windmill s but turned out to be in the historic village area wher the windmills are located, much to our surprise. I think the room we stayed in was the Het Glop. It is the coolest venue for a hotel room I think I have stayed in in years. The house is an old Dutch home made from hand cut lumber and beautiflly renovated with a modern bath. The room was a little pricey but included internet, parking (big deal for that area) and breakfast. The only negative thing I could say was that there was a lot of light in the room at night from the street lights outside. Other than that it was a lovely accomodation and Sharon, the manager, was extreamly friendly and informative. I look forward to going back for another stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Heerlijck Slaapen is NOT your ordinary B&B. It is a preserved structure in a historically preserved area, consequently the owners are only permitted to do so much with renovation...electricity, working bathroom, heat, etc. We stayed in room "Koopmanshuis d'Mol - De Walvis" and, by modern standards is "stark" but we loved it...though it is a little tricky to negotiate the stairs at night. The view of the Zaan from the bed chamber is unparalleled at night and during the day. Breakfasts are typical...meat, cheese, breads, croissants, granola, yoghurt, fruits, juices, coffee and tea. All very plentiful and good quality. Bakery items are fresh from the baker which Sharon picks up on her way to work in the morning. Sharon is a very happy, positive person and helps anyway she can to make your stay pleasant. Zaanse Schans can have a lot of tourists...bus loads...daily but once you enter your room you are sheltered from all of that. We enjoyed our stay very much

Room Tip: WE stayed in"Koopmanshuis d'Mol - De Walvis". It's a little pricey but remember wh...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Stephens, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

You need to be flexible but then you have a great experience. This B&B has three different accomodations. We stayed in "Het Glop"which is an authentic - refurbished - old Zaans family house. With a downstairs lounge - where we enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast - and upstairs sitting room, bathroom and bedroom. About flexibility: as the average 17th century Dutch were about a foot (30 cm ) shorter than we, you need to stoop all the time or bump your head... But after getting used to that it is a great experience to have a 270 degrees view of all the traffic on the Zaan river from your bedroom.
Our host was very friendly and helpful, check in was a breeze, parking is available close by in a reserved space. And you are staying within the "Zaanse Schans" - open air museum of the historic Zaan area.
Next door is a very good restaurant: "De Hoop op de Zwarte Walvis" (One time Michelin star but still very good).

Room Tip: ""t Glop" is the most authentic but needs some stooping (or bump your head). Other ro...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

The Heerlijck Slaapen is a bit expensive but well worth the price for comfort and a beautiful setting. The two bedrooms we had both had a view of the water and of the authentic Dutch houses across the river. In addition to the rooms we had a private kitchen and bath which was perfect for feeding a three and one-half year old after a long day in Amsterdam. The little village is has partially been created so is full of windmills, small shops and places to eat. A fun place to spend a weekend! The breakfast was good, not exceptional but satisfying. The location is very claose to the train station to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kalverringdijk 17-21, 1509 BT Zaandam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Zaandam
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Zaandam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Heerlijck Slaapen op de Zaanse Schans 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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