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Inn on the Lake
Kerkplein 11, 1151 AH Broek in Waterland, The Netherlands   |  
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Brunswick, OH
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“Charming!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We loved staying at The Inn on the Lake. It was a refuge for the weary traveler.
Clean, quiet and friendly. Felt right at home. All the people were helpful, cheerful & friendly.
A pleasant breakfast each morning and a dinner that seemed like a gourmet chef made it.
Don't hesitate to book a room :-)

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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  • Rooms
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Our stay at the Inn on the Lake was exceptional. Every detail was top quality. It was easy to feel relaxed and at home.
The location of the Inn was wonderful. The local village around the lake was peaceful and Amsterdam was an easy short bus ride away.
The host and staff were warm, enthusiastic and helpful. The breakfast was excellent. I highly recommend arranging to have dinner at the B&B at least once. Really they should open a restaurant with their talent.
The rooms were clean, spacious, beautiful and comfortable. Plus the historical and architectural elements make it extremely special.
We will be referring friends and family to this lovely place.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are excellent but I recommend the Red or Black and White Rooms if you want a romant...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 hotel reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Beautiful inn down to the last detail. Lake setting. Picture perfect village. It was almost unreal because it was so beautiful. Every house was more adorable than the next. Convenient to Amsterdam. Within walking distance of two charming little restaurants. Bike rental place right in the village. (Highly recommend biking to Rotterdam.) Cute little village market. Walking distance to boat rental. (Highly recommend this also.) It feels a world away from the bustle of Amsterdam. HIGHLY recommend this place and can't imagine how anyone could be disappointed in either the inn or the village. Cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed July 2011, 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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Brampton, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

My husband and I arrived in Amsterdam on October 19 and were picked up at the airport by Karel (we arranged this ahead of time). We had a short drive to the most picturesque village - we pulled up to Inn on the Lake and were greeted by a smiling Pamela- who is so helpful.
As soon as we entered into the kitchen area we felt at home. Pamela showed us our room - the taupe room, featuring post & beam decor characteristic of traditional Dutch architecture. The room was spotless and had all the extra's - robe's to use, new slippers to take home, shampoo, soap, hair dryer etc. The bathroom is very modern and not like any bathroom I have seen at a B&B. The scenery is reminisant of a quaint cottage town in Northern Ontario, Canada. The breakfast was amazing - fresh fruit, cheese, meat, warm buns and croissants. We were offered "eggs Pamela" on our second day, as well as all the items I mentioned above. They were amazing!
On our first night Brian & I sat in the conservatory enjoying a BOLs and Cointreau and had a wonderful conversation with Karel.
Karel & Pamela are wonderful people who truly love what they do.
Amsterdam is a short bus ride away and Pamela provides all details you require. I could continue to write pages on our experience however I suggest you book early and enjoy this gem for yourself. My dad has already booked for late August 2012.

Thank you Karel & Pamela for your hospitality!

Brian & Michelle Peddle- Canada

I almost forgot - I hope this duck that comes for his breakfast every morning is doing well.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Lund
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10 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Together with some friends I stayed in this Inn for three nights in April 2011. We wanted a quiet spot just outside Amsterdam, and that was just what we got.

The village itself is charming, and the transportation into the center of Amsterdam quite convenient by bus.

The Inn itself is beautiful! The rooms are so nicely decorated and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. We were picked up at the airport for a very moderate cost.

We did have dinner at the Inn one night (this had to be ordered in advance), and the food was delicious. Breakfast too was scrumptious!

The one drawback was perhaps the very steep, very narrow stairs up to the second floor where our rooms were situated. One of the party uses crutches, and she could manage the stairs, but it was not very easy. Personally I found them difficult even without crutches! We had mentioned the crutches upon reservation and was perhaps a bit surprised when we saw that there was no other way of getting to the room. There is a room on the first floor, but this was already booked.

We had the blue and the red room, both equally lovely!

It did take us a while to get the bills sorted on departure, something which could perhaps been a bit better organised, but all in all it was a lovely stay and I would very much like to go back sometime. This time maybe with my husband - it's an ideal spot for a relaxing and romantic weekend!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

My wife and I found this on Mr & Mrs Smith and have to say were delighted with it in every way. So much so that we booked to stay there again after a visit to the Hague. The owners were extremely helpful and gave us all sorts of hints and tips to help with my move of job to the Netherlands. This included some flat hunting and booking tickets for the Anne Frank Museum - which is the only way to avoid long queues. The property is amazing. We loved the built in crib in the wall of the bedroom and the tiny spiral staircase up to the blue room - necessitating in a neat rope pulley and trapdoor arrangement which they used for taking our cases up to the room! So utterly old Dutch! Breakfast overlooking the lake is a great way to start the day. It is neat to think that the locals ditch their bikes in the winter and don their skates and take the frozen canals to work instead! Skates were on sale in the local shops too in case you are tempted! Its so relaxing there compared to being in the city. Highly recommended. Go to leiden too if you get a chance, its gorgeous.

Room Tip: We were in the Blue room which was great.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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63 hotel reviews
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Gorgeous, gorgeous house.Stunningly restored and furnished in a perfect location.
Friendly, very helpful relieving manager - she was truly amazing especially when our son lost his wallet in Amsterdam (which was returned by the Cab driver - a wonderful man from the Hague - he had spent 24 hrs trying to trace us - a truly good Muslim. We can be very unkind sometimes when we inadvertently make judgements that are racially or religiously based.)
However back to the B&B .... when we return to Amsterdam we will definitely stay here.
Forget the centre of the city -overpriced and grubby- but their public transport system is extremely efficient and with bus lanes you are less than 15 mins from the CBD etc.
Just a brilliant experience all round.Thank you so much.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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
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Address: Kerkplein 11, 1151 AH Broek in Waterland, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Broek in Waterland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Broek in Waterland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
400 year old renovated boutique hotel just 10 minutes from the center. Luxury en-suite rooms with views of the lake. Boat and bike rental on site, with historic country walks as an option. Meals served on request. Garden terraces and easy parking. ... more   less 
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