B & B 't Zaanse Koopmanshuis Anno 1694

Lagendijk 52-54 , Koog aan de Zaan (Zaanstad), 1541 KC Netherlands (Show map)


Award winning B & B near railway station Our guest suite / apartment (€ 115/€ 135 a night for 2 persons, extra person € 25/€ 30 a night) is suitable for a maximum of a family of 3 adults or 2 parents and 2 children. The guestroom (€ 75/€85 a night for 2 persons)is suitable for a maximum of two persons. 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 car 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 (from December 10 new name Zaandijk-Zaanse Schans) 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 listed building dating 1694.

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Innkeepers: Kelly is author of non-fiction books, Fred is a musician.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Wonderful! Full of Dutch charm!

5 on July 15, 2017

We had a short stay in the guest room two years ago. I wish I would have written a review sooner! The hosts went out of their way to accommodate our schedule change due to travel delays, even when we had issues on our end getting in touch with them. The house is beautiful, clean, and the breakfast was superb! Not difficult getting to Amsterdam, and Zaanse Schans was very close in walking distance. Even though our stay was short, we really felt we got to experience the Netherlands. We are so glad we stayed here!

Nice Place!

4.8 on October 21, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the B & B Zaanse Koopmanshuis Anno 1694 for 2 nights in September during our European road trip. This B & B exceeded our expectations. Kelly and Fred were very nice hosts. It is a short walk to the train station, restaurants and stores. It is located on a scenic river and there is a windmill just down the street. There was plenty of on street parking. The outside garden was filled with beautiful flowers. Amsterdam is about a 20 minute train ride away. We were particularly impressed with the history of the house as well as the wonderful way it is decorated. Jim & Lynda S. Columbia, Maryland USA

Giacomo e Selene

5 on September 03, 2014

Grazie,grazie,grazie!!! Non dimenticheremo mai l'accoglienza a dir poco calorosa, l'affetto e la gentilezza nei nostri confronti, la disponibilita' di affittare parte della vostra casa a perfetti estranei e farci sentire come in famiglia!! La camera dove abbiamo soggiornato e' stata arredata alla perfezione,ordinata,pulita,calda,e con tante accortezze che nemmeno potevamo immaginare! Un vero nido!! Non dimentichiamoci poi la colazione:per tutti i gusti,preparata con maestria e tanto amore,dal dolce al salato,con buonissime marmellate fatte in casa,il tutto servito su una stupenda tavola guarnita con fiori freschi tutti i giorni! L'unico rammarico e' di essere rimasti solamente 2 notti,ma speranzosi di ritonare al piu' presto perche' posti come questi rimangono nel cuore!! Con tanto affetto Giacomo e Selene. soggiornato i giorni 19 e 20 agosto 2014

Zaanse Koopmanshuis heeft mijn verwachtingen overtroffen!

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!

tres noches en koog aan de zaan

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.

Lovely and family friendly

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.

Good Choice

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.

It was our lucky day!

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!

Wonderful Stay in the Netherlands

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.

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Rooms & Rates


Winner Dutch Bed & Breakfast Award 2009 Guestroom on the first floor of the quiet backside of our house, a national monument, listed building dating 1694. The room has its own stairs and hallway, two single beds standing next to each other but which also can be separated on request, two comfortable chairs with a table, television, DVD-player, radio/alarm clock, radio/CD-player, free Wifi and coffee- and tea making facilities. The private bathroom has a wash basin with illuminated and heated design mirror, a wellness shower’ with infrared light, toilet, design radiator, hairdryer, luxury towels, bath robes and toiletries. At the private hallway you’ll find a safe, a small fridge, microwave, plates and cutlery. You can use the garden terrace. Maximum two persons. As our guestroom and guest suite have no connection we are sorry not to be suitable for large families or groups.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 85 - EUR 85

Guest suite

The guest suite (50 m2) is suitable for a maximum of (a family of) three adults or two adults and two children. Sorry, no exceptions. Prices are for two persons. Extra bed € 30 a night (<12 years € 25 a night). You'll all sleep in the same room. Minimum stay two nights. No connection between guest suite and guestroom, sorry not suitable for large families or groups Luxury guest suite with fully fitted kitchen diner, jacuzzi and private Finnish sauna with light therapy. The guest suite facilities include a comfortable sitting area, a desk, 40 inch flat screen TV with chromecast (Netflix), DVD, CD, alarm clock, free Wifi, washing machine and drier, and a fully fitted kitchen-diner as well as luxury bedding, bathrobes, towels, sauna accessories and toiletries. On just a short walk you'll find our small railway station with a direct connecton with Amsterdam Centraal Railway station. The train runs every 15 minutes and it will take you only 17 minutes. Free parking along the street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 125 - EUR 135

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Location Type

15 min from Amsterdam historical centre., 6 miute walk to famous open air museum, Volendam &amp; Marken, Haarlem, Alkmaar (cheese), the coast, Countryside, Downtown


Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS-Schiphol) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From Amsterdam: From the ring road (A10), follow the A7/A8 motorway towards Alkmaar. At the Zaandam intersection continue along the A8 motorway towards Alkmaar / Beverwijk, and leave the motorway at the exit Zaandijk/Koog aan de Zaan. On the exit road keep to the right, and at the end turn sharp right. At the T-junction, turn right under the viaduct and immediately after the viaduct turn left. At the next T-junction, turn left under the same viaduct. Drive past the factories: our house is the 2nd on the right, wood finished with green paint, Lagendijk 52-54.

Area Attractions

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 &amp; 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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Homestay, Apartment

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Windmills, Windmills, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: after 2 AM
  • Check Out:: before 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking is allowed in the garden
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes we have two extra beds for kids and a baby cot
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two nights
  • Accepted payments Other, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We might ask a deposit payment of one night
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Kelly is author of non-fiction books, Fred is a musician.

Languages spoken

Dutch, English, French, German

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About the innkeepers

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.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: on request between 8 and 10
  • Serving Location: Guestroom breakfast is served in our kitchen, Breakfast is served at the apartment

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

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