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!
5 on September 07, 2010
We visited Inn on the Lake during our bicycle tour. I cannot say enough to convey how happy we were with the stay. We enjoyed playing with the resident dog and walking around the remarkable town before sleeping in the 400 year old inn. The workmanship is remarkable. The next morning, we were served a fantasic breakfast. Don't leave without tasting the "Eggs Pamela."
5 on July 25, 2010
The Inn on the Lake was as advertised, nothing was lacking. I stayed two nights in mid summer and was beguiled by the peaceful charm of its setting in Broek in Waterland. The old vicarage was beautifully renovated into an elegant inn, the amenities were impeccable, and the atmosphere cozy and delicious. I would love to return in mid winter to skate on the river and canals, then return to the inn for warmth, fine dining, and luxury in the beautifully comfortable rooms. Karel and Pamela were fine hosts.
4.6 on July 24, 2010
The way is “Inn on the lake” so comfy that you won’t leave it for any reason and let Ams wait! ;-) It is that case when everything exceeds your expectations! All pictures became true and even much better. There are no words enough to express our feeling about that stay. It is really rather close from the city centre but you stay in a very picturesque and clean place without funky drunk youth. It was quite expensive to pay for tickets all the time so we asked the host lady Pamela for a season ticket. The house is fashionably old and elegant. We stayed in the Red room and it was one of the best room in my life. Every detail is perfect and makes the atmosfere warm and special. The bathroom with heating floor, high quality sanitary, snow white bath towels and gowns make it perfect. Bed is just fantastic comfortable with excellent linen. Me is an interior addict so I inspected every corner to enjoy myself :-)) One more word about dining there. Presentation, tableware and food were awesome. Lady host Pamela who, is very wit with nice sense of humour and her husband Karel made everything quick and toothsome. Breakfast with fresh fruit and cream, various sorts of meet and cheese, tasty cappuccino or whatever you prefer and lots of other food and beverages made beginning of our day gorgeous. Quite another is supper. As everything in this house is elegant and chic. Food was delicious but to kill you spot there was a winecellar. So we relaxed on the terrace with candels and admired the sunset on the lake were drinking good wine. Separate thanks for Casper, the dog who treated us and made our spirit cheerful. To make story short- you have to see it! No person will be disappointed! Anyone still wants see the sights ??? ;-)) Our stay 11May'10. Ukraine, Kiev Anna,Anna and Marina.
4.8 on March 06, 2010
THE BEST B&B we have stayed in (and we have been to quite a few!). Beautiful location, beautifully renovated 16th century (I think) house, wonderful spacious room (we stayed in the green room), great food, super hosts. If you have a car when visiting Amsterdam then you MUST stay here. (Andy and Mel, England)
5 on February 21, 2010
This is definitely the place to stay when visiting Amsterdam. Inn on the Lake is a little Oasis away from the city. Getting there is so easy - 10-15 minutes by bus, which runs very regularly. Pamela and Karel are perfect hosts. We felt relaxed from the minute we arrived, sinking into a luxurious bath, sleeping in an incredibly comfortable bed and leaving feeling completely rested. Dinner is a must - gourmet food in very relaxed surroundings, great company and superb wine. We are already planning our next trip with our children. We were lucky enough to meet the rest of the family, and take Kaspar the dog for a walk!
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, CANALS, CHEESE MAKING, ANTIQUE FISHING VILLAGE, CLOG FACTORY, ANCIENT VILLAGE, MARKETS, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic 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, Art galleries, Diamond factory visits, 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 , INDIAN, DUTCH, FRENCH,ITALIAN,
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!