Since we had to catch a plane at 10am at Schiphol and it being an hour and a half drive for us to get there we decided to look for a Park, Sleep and Fly offer. At first all we could find were the big hotel chains, but we weren't looking forward to spending the night with an 8 year old and a baby in a cramped hotelroom.
After googling a bit more we found de Buitenrand. And what a great find it was!
They have 2 holiday apartments, ours had sleeping accomodation for 6 persons (in 3 typical Dutch "bedsteden" - a small space which is completely filled with a double bed, see picture). It was also fitted with a kitchen, sitting area and a bathroom. All very comfortable and complete. It's in the middle of nowhere, but only 15 minutes from Schiphol Airport, and it has the most amazing views!
In the morning our lovely hostess Ine brought a delicious breakfast to our apartment. Afterwards she brought us to Schiphol and at the end of our vacation -just a few hours ago- she picked us back up and returned us to our car.
It was a great experience and I can definitely recommend it. Not only to park and fly, but also to spend a longer period. Hostess Ine will make you feel very welcome!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This bed and breakfast offers panoramic views over the peaceful countryside, 30 minutes' drive from Amsterdam. Buitenrand includes free Wi-Fi, a spacious garden with a terrace and an 24-hour shuttle service to the Schiphol airport terminal and train station. Buitenrand is a 15-minute drive from Schiphol Airport.The cities of Den Haag and Alkmaar are both 45 minutes' drive away. Guests can make use of free on-site parking.The B&B includes 2 living rooms with flat-screen TV and a DVD player. The 2 fully equipped kitchens include a gas hob, oven and a tea/coffee maker. A dishwasher and washing machine are available for communal use.The 6 bedrooms at De Buitenrand are in the form of traditional cupboard beds and some include a skylight for star gazing. 2 modern bathrooms with a shower are also available. ... more less