Winner of the Dutch Bed and Breakfast Award 2009 Finalist of the Dutch Bed & Breakfast Award 2013. Classified with 5 Tulips (the highest B & B standard). See .zaansekoopmanshuis.nl Our apartment is available from August 12. Maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. The guestroom is available from September 8 till 13, September 15 till 19, September 21 till October 6. Sorry, no availability anymore for the guestroom in August. Only the apartment is available from August 12. Our B & B is suitable for people who: * enjoy the city during daytime but want to spend the evening and night in a beautiful quiet, safe area with everything on hand. * don't come by car. Staying with us means you don't need a care really as we have excellent acces to public transport to and from Amsterdam, the airport and many destinations more. * arrive by car but don't want to use their car frequently and enjoy free parking. You can park here free along the road as long as you want. * want to have everything at hand. On just a short walk you'll find: a supermarket (open 7 days a week till 10 PM), shops, terraces, 5 very good restaurants, were you get real value for your money, take-away(Chinese, Thai, traiteur, Dutch snacks), swimming pool, boat and bike rental. The famous open air museum De Zaanse Schans with it's windmills, railway station Koog-Zaandijk with a direct connection with railway station Amsterdam CS right in the historical city center (4 x per hour, 17 min) We a middle aged couple, professional writer and musician, are living in a large U-shaped green wooden house a national monument dating 1694. We opened a B & B in the spring of 2008. What began with a request from friends to provide accommodation for 'their' interim manager for one or two nights a week soon developed into our Bed & Breakfast. We look forward to greeting you at our Bed & Breakfast!
Winner Dutch Bed & Breakfast Award 2009 Guest room on the first floor at the rear of the house, very peaceful. The room, with private stairs and a corridor, has two single beds that can also be pushed together, a small bathroom with washbasin, toilet and shower, armchairs, television, DVD, CD, alarm radio, free Internet, laptop, global cell phone, coffee & tea facilities, refrigerator, microwave and a patio in the garden. High-quality linens & bedding. Breakfast is served in our kitchen with a tiled fireplace characteristic of the Zaan region. Minimum is a two night stay.
Luxury apartment with a two-person spa- whirlpool and a private Finnish sauna for a terrific pamper yourself holiday. The apartment (45 m2) opens onto a romantic enclosed garden that offers you an oasis of tranquillity! You can rest and relax, make unlimited use of the Jacuzzi & sauna and then enjoy an extensive breakfast. The apartment’s facilities include a comfortable sitting area, TV, DVD, CD, alarm clock, Internet/ Wifi,laptop, global cell phone washing machine and drier, and a fully fitted kitchen-diner as well as luxury bedding, bathrobes, towels, sauna accessories and toiletries.
5 on September 20, 2011
Wij hebben als stel een voortreffelijk verblijf gehad. In alle opzichten heeft het Zaanse Koopmanshuis ons bewezen winnaar te zijn van "Beste Bed&Breakfast van 2009". De communicatie was voorafgaand uitstekend. Bij aankomst zijn we ontvangen door de eigenaresse Kelly die ons een rondleiding gaf door het huis. We hebben ons op zeer ontspannen wijze laten voorlichten over alle voorzieningen in en om het huis. In de keuken stond ook als verassing een heerlijk flesje wijn klaar. Waarna als slot van de rondleiding alvast onze ontbijt "wensen" werden genoteerd. Het huis heeft veel historische karakterstieken en een intieme gesloten tuin waarin je gegarandeerd tot rust komt. Het bed was goed, ik had geen klachten als rugpatient. Maar wat mijn verwachtingen overtrof en het verblijf compleet maakte, was de badkamer met een 2 persoons jacuzzi EN een Finse sauna! Na een lange dag wandelen, is het heerlijk bijkomen in deze prive welness. De huis eigenaren, Kelly en Fred, hebben ons vriendelijk te woord gestaan en zijn goed van vertrouwen. Via deze weg willen wij Fred en Kelly bedanken voor onze voortreffelijke verblijf. Wij komen graag weer terug!
3.8 on August 09, 2011
No fue facil localizar la casa de Lagedijk 52-54 porque estaba lloviendo. Yo venia de Espana sin ropa de abrigo y sin paraguas. Al llegar, el matrimonio Snell me ofrecio un pullover, una cazadora y un paraguas para poder utilizar durante los dias de mi estancia. Me trataron muy bien y ademas me ayudaron a buscar informacion sobre el tema de investigacion que me habia llevado a Koog aan de zaan.
5 on April 16, 2011
Kelly and Fred are excellent hosts and run a lovely bed and breakfast. We have two children age 8 and 12 and stayed in the apartment for four nights. The breakfast is one of the best and most generous we have ever had at a b & b. The surroundings are very nice and clean. It is a very short walk to the train which takes you into Amsterdam in minutes. The area is safe for a family and for parking your car! The city has a wonderful historic area where there are a number of working windmills and demonstrations of the making of wooden shoes, cheese and lumber being sawed. I would love to visit again and would highly recommend this b & b.
5 on December 13, 2010
THe owners, Fred and Kelly, were outstanding hosts. I would stay at their Inn again without hesitation, and can highly recommend it to anyone. There were 5 of us in our party, and rented out the entire Inn. We had such nice conversations with our hosts, and they had bicycles waiting for us when we arrived so that we could cycle around the area (through windmill country) ... gorgeous. The food they provided for us was the highlight, for me at least. The garden and outdoor dining ... the quaint rooms ... the historic value of the Inn ... the hosts .. all made for a fantastic introduction to the Netherlands. A quick train ride took us to Amsterdam .. very easy to maneouver.
4.4 on September 25, 2010
Our first time staying at a B&B. We were very happy with our accommodations. We arrived earlier than expected, surprising Kelly, but it was no problem at all. Both Fred & Kelly were easy to talk with and were always very interesting and helpful. Once we got used to our surroundings, it felt like home. Our room was fresh and clean and all the amenities were as advertised. The use of a laptop and free WiFi was very helpful in planning our travel routes. Parking on the street was convenient and a short walk to the train station - a definite plus. All in all, a great place to stay. Would definitely come back again! Thank you Fred & Kelly for making our stay enjoyable. Say hi to Tigger from us.
4.8 on June 28, 2010
We had biked all day from Amsterdam and didn't have a reservation for a place to stay. We found Kelly and Fred's place on the map in town and crossed our fingers - and it was more than we could ever hoped for. The jacuzzi tub and beautiful bathroom was a dream come true and breakfast in the morning was just what we needed to start another day of biking. Everything was excellent!
5 on August 13, 2009
Kelly and Fred were perfect hosts for our 5 days at their wonderful historic home. Not only were they flexible in our comings and goings but the breakfasts were amazing and served meticulously. We felt very welcome plus they were so knowledgeable and answered our questions. We had a very gracious stay in their home.
4.4 on July 26, 2009
We - a couple - spent three nights at t Zaanse. The room was gorgeous and with bathing gowns provided and the make up of the room and entire house we felt like in a posh hotel. The owners were friendly and helpfull and the cold breakfast really nice. Our room and bathroom were under the roof and very tall people might feel a bit cramped. We found it cosy. The area - a mixture of industrial sights and very old, traditional houses, canals and windmills - is very quiet and nothing for people who want to feel right in the middle of things. But the B&B is close to a trainstation and trains to Amsterdam run every 30 minutes. We would recommend this B&B any time.
4.6 on May 18, 2009
One of the best decisions we made during our first visit to the Netherlands was staying at this Bed and Breakfast. The house was lovely, comfortable and convenient and our hosts were amazing! Kelly and Fred added a personal touch by generously sharing their culture and knowledge of their beloved country. We spent our days touring this beautiful land and shared rich conversation with our hosts in the evening. We look forward to our next visit!
5 on May 10, 2009
My stay was wonderful! Kelly and Fred were a big help and helping me plan my day trips in and outside of Amsterdam. The room and the entire house felt like home away from home. For me, I enjoyed staying a few minutes outside of Amsterdam because I prefer a quiet setting when I'm in for the night. For me it was ten times better than staying at a hotel. I would definitely recommend anyone visiting Amsterdam to stay here.
15 min from Amsterdam historical centre., 6 miute walk to famous open air museum, Volendam & Marken, Haarlem, Alkmaar (cheese), the coast, Countryside, Downtown, Village
Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS-Schiphol) 15 miles
Go directions Amsterdam and see above. Easy access with public transport ap. 30 minutes. Take the train to railway station Amsterdam CS or Amsterdam Sloterdijk, change to slow train called 'sprinter'direction Alkmaar or Uitgeest. Leave the train at railway station Koog-Zaandijk, from here follow sign 'center' and 'Zaanse Schans' at the end of the street cross the street and turn right after a 4 minute walk you'll see our house.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, In the spring, many flowering bulb fields, Zaanse Schans open air museum with many windmills, the sea, dunes, beaches, Dutch poulders & dikes , Amsterdam, Haarlem, Alkmaar, Leiden, Delft, On a short walking distance 12 windmills,, Monnickendam, Volendam, Edam, Marken , Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Winery, Zoo
Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Homestay, Apartment
Washer/dryer , Apartment: jacuzzi and privat Finnish sauna, Guestroom: infrared light in bathroom, Apartment: washingmachine and dryer, Bikes for rent € 7 per day, Apartment: a fully fitted kitchen-diner
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, 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, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Windmills, Windmills, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Kelly is author of non-fiction books, Fred is a musician.
Dutch, English, French, German
What began with a request from friends to provide accommodation for 'their' interim manager for one or two nights a week soon developed into our Bed & Breakfast. Our U-shaped house - with nine rooms, three bathrooms, and a large enclosed garden - is ideally suited both to receiving guests and to our work as a writer and musician. Moreover, we have discovered the enjoyment of welcoming guests. Since March 2008 a steady stream of guests, ranging from businessmen/women to tourist have visited us.
Low fat , Vegetarian