A classy mix of tradition and modern style,A gentle timewarp. Ducks sleeping on the river banks while tea is served on one of the terraces. Putting your feet up after walking the the busy streets of Amsterdam. Books to read, boats to row or just gazing onto the picturesque lake. Romantic dinners, open fires, and a fragrant hot bath. Awards: Best 101 Hotels of the world 2010. Chic Retreats 2010. Residence magazine September 2009. Vogue 2009. Erfgoed Logies 2010. TRIPADVISOR classed as excellent. CNN Travel. One of the best 10 small hotels of Europe.
5 on February 12, 2012
With Easter 2012 approaching I can't help but remember our fabulous Easter 2011 spent at Inn On The Lake with Pamela & Karel, it has rated as one of the best holidays we have had thru Europe. We still tell everyone about the amazing food (Pam is a Devine cook) we stayed in the Taupe room which was spacious and highly comfortable as my husband is 6'5 and felt very luxurious. Quiet, stunning surroundings and couldn't have been quicker & easier to get into the heart of Amsterdam on the bus by strolling to the end of the lane, and coming back after a busy day to a peaceful night sleep was just the perfect balance. Both hosts were friendly, helpful but not intrusive. Ask Karel to take you out in his boat, complete with wine and nibbles! I still have eggs Pamela with the special secret seasoning we brought back with us, thanks Pamela.
5 on June 28, 2011
You know your time was well spent when you are sad to leave. Such was the case with the Inn on the Lake. The locale proved to be the highlight of our 10 day trip to Holland. The room, food, & view were only outdone by the remarkable service provided by our hosts Pamela & Karel. From pick-up service at the airport to transport cards for the local bus lines to wonderful suggestions for places to go, how to get there, and things to do once you arrive - the Van Der Shaars are unsurpassed. We arrived as strangers, but left as friends. C. Steele, Florida, USA
4.0 on June 03, 2011
nous avons passer 2 nuitées dans ce lieu super, acceuil, promenade en bateau,le menu du soir était à la hauteur de l'acceuil, le petit déjeuner est super et tout est fait maison, les tenanciers sont trés gentil et réponde a toute vos questions, ce lieu est vivement à conseiller pour son calme et également pour sa décoration. Famille Scheers-Bruxelles/Ténérife
4.2 on February 07, 2011
We stayed at the Inn for our wedding anniversary weekend, in preference to being closer in to Amsterdam. As people who have renovated old properties we could appreciate the expertise and care lavished on this charming building. Everything was perfectly executed, down to the last door knob and bathroom fitting. The service was impeccable without being overbearing or intrusive: from useful information on how to get easily into the city; to the love-hearts and Buck's fizz on our anniversary-morning breakfast table. Pamela is a great cook, and produced some of the best food we have had since arriving on the Continent. Plan and speak in advance, and you can enjoy whatever you want during your stay, although if you go with the table d'hôte you won't be disappointed. The Inn is somewhere to which we would return without hesitation.
4.8 on October 31, 2010
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house. Everything was great!
Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS-Schiphol)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, MARKETS, ANCIENT VILLAGE, CANALS, CLOG FACTORY, ANTIQUE FISHING VILLAGE, CHEESE MAKING, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Day trip to Cheese village, Trip to Volendam & marken, Canal cruise, Diamond factory visits, Art galleries, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn, Country Inn
Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, TV Video games, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , BUS/TRAM TICKETS, FREE PARKING, BICYCLES, FREE WIFI AND NESPRESSO COFFEE, PICK-UP SERVICES, PRIVATE BARGE
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Day trip to Cheese village, Trip to Volendam & marken, Canal cruise, Diamond factory visits, Art galleries, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
KAREL & PAMELA VAN DER SCHAAR
DUTCH, English, French, German
SKATING,SAILING,RUNNING,CYCLING,WALKING,READING COOKING,FLOWER ARRANGING,CYCLING,READING,INTERIOR DECORATING
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , FRENCH,ITALIAN, , INDIAN, DUTCH
A pavlova is a very difficult dish to make & since last year I have been able to make it to perfection, not bad since I am now 55 years old!!! The dish is made with eggwhites & must be hard ouside & soft inside, then you can cover it with whipped cream, passion fruits & a raspberry sauce. Mouthwatering!