We were on a 10 day tour of the Netherlands. A friend recommended Broek in Waterland based on her fond childhood memories of visiting the area from her home in Amsterdam. We located this bed and breakfast on the Internet. What an excellent and lucky choice! While all of our other lodging was in larger cities, this was our foray into the Dutch countryside even though this is only a 15 minute taxi ride from Amsterdam. Inn on the Lake is a beautifully renovated former vicarage. Our room, the Taupe Room, was across from the kitchen. It was quite large and decorated with luxurious fabrics and draperies. The bathroom and shower in the room were very modern and there was a large heated towel bar. The toilet and another wash basin were in a separate small room within our room. There was a coffee/tea machine available in the main rooms for the guests. The included breakfast was elegantly served on a veranda that opened to a view of the lake and gorgeous flowers. We were served croissants and hot rolls, ham and prosciutto, Dutch and French cheeses, butter and jam, freshly squeezed orange juice and yogurt parfaits with fresh berries. After breakfast, we took advantage of the bicycles they had available and rode out through Zuiderwolde through the countryside on a bike path to the dike. What a treat to ride though the beautiful countryside and see new lambs and giant swans! The proprietress Pamela was wonderful to work with, from the prompt response to the reservation and followup on how to find them. When we needed help on our train schedule, she researched the information we needed. When we needed laundry done, she ran a load of clothes for us. The village itself is delightful. Artfully decorated homes, a lake and canals and pleasant walking paths. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast and this location as a respite from big city life.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Inn On The Lake Hotel Amsterdam