We spent 6 nights in the beautiful spacious Lake House surrounded by water and rural vistas. We visited all the interesting and picturesque villages which are only a short drive, and it was so easy to catch public transport into Amsterdam, only 20 minutes away. Fresh eggs and croissants, and wonderful hosts added to this memorable stay.
We loved the Lake House. Lots of space and Marijke was very friendly and helpful. I ended up with severe allergies, so I suspect the pillow or duvet may have been feather, which would have been good to know. All in all very happy with our stay.
Marijke was such a fantastic host, both herself and her husband were so friendly and accommodating that we felt like we had been living there for years already! The house itself was lovely, spacious and comfortable, with every amenity we could possibly need for a group of 5. The views on either side of the house were incredible, boasting a garden with a pier onto the Uitdammer Die on one side (the best side for sunset) and on the other side, a beautiful view over the markermeer. Marijke was also kind enough to rent us her bikes, which we used to travel to and from the bus stop each morning and for a cycle tour around the beautiful local area. Overall, myself and my group had an amazing time in the lake house and I would love to visit again!
Our stay at the Lake House exceeded all our expectations. Marijke when above and beyond to ensure we had a very pleasant stay. Communication was good, the property is very well equipped and spacious. Amsterdam centre is within 20 minutes drive.
Overall excellent for families.
We had the pleasure of staying at the Lake House for 5 truly special days at the end of March into April. This was a family trip for us and the Lake House's rural and authentically Dutch location was just perfect for a Family of tired feet after a days sightseeing in the City.
The House itself is stunning and is situated on the dike between lake and sea. The Lake House also has something for all age groups to enjoy, from amazing scenery, to fishing and bike rides; and this really suited our mixed group of 3 generations!
Our Hosts, the wonderful Marijke and Reinier were also magnificent; and could not do enough for us. Both were friendly fountains of knowledge with tips for getting the most out of our trip. Their hospitality was unparalleled to anything we had experienced before, with Marijke's delivery of freshly layed chicken eggs every morning and homemade pancakes for my little sister on her birthday.
An absolute must to get a feel for the real Holland; and an absolute gem of a couple as hosts. Thank you again Marijke and Reiner for making this trip so special for us.
Marijkes hospitality and friendliness has turned this beautiful location and property into exactly what we wanted. Very peaceful, clean and revitalizing stay.
My boyfriend and I stayed for 3 nights in September and we're already desperate to go back.
The house is exactly as you see in the pictures, located in a beautiful nature reserve. You have the sea on one side of the property and a gorgeous lake on the other - we sat out by the lake every evening, wonderfully peaceful. The apartment within the house is on multiple floors, very well decorated and clean with all the mod cons we needed, plus a big dvd collection and even a piano!
It takes about 25 mins to walk to the nearest bus stop, and then about half an hour to the centre of Amsterdam. We mostly used Uber cabs though. We borrowed bikes from Marijke and cycled a couple of kilometres along a spit to a nearby island - dedicated cycle paths separate from the roads make the cycling very safe and it was a great way to explore the countryside.
Marijke and her husband were so welcoming and friendly. They left fresh eggs for breakfast for us every morning, recommended great things to do and told us a lot about the area. Actually, everyone in the area was really friendly and most people spoke good English so it was easy to get around and do things.
All in all, we had an amazing time and the Lake House was the perfect setting. We recommend it to anyone who loves the countryside and is after a peaceful oasis just outside the city.