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“Fairy Tale Cottage”
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Quiet privacy:the left half is yours, the other  my working room or second sleeping room.
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Quiet privacy:the left half is yours, the other  my working room or second sleeping room.
From the terrace a view on rear side main house & garden. Behind the pallisade is your private terrace, up the roof window/sleeping room.
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Quiet privacy:the left half is yours, the other  my working room or second sleeping room.
From the terrace a view on rear side main house & garden.
Behind the pallisade is your private terrace, up the roof window/sleeping room.
Your private terrace, with electric & candle light.....and the (free) bikes
Summer 2015, west ward view from the main house to the garden house.
View to the rear side of our house from the Garden House entrance
Behind the main house  nr 107 is the garden house; a quiet dead end street
Schellingwoude village; no traffic through our (dead end) street
Roll down curtains for privacy; no direct neighbours
A fixed open staircase with banister and non-skid on the steps
The interior, again from a different angle, but not a wide angle: WYSIWYG!
A well equipped kitchen and view on the entrance
A double and a single bed and  a small writing table
1 double&1single bed; the 2 p sleeping couch is in the living
Selfexplanatory; bathroom plus shower; the hygienic urinal is just not visible....
Not far from centre of town, 25 minutes by public transport.
The Noorder IJdijk, in front of main house (very quiet, no through traffic).
Schellingwoude as this part of Amsterdam-N is called has an antique church, used for events; 200 m
The eco Landmarkt for all daily groceries, delicious fresh fish, meat, bread,  300 m
Landmarket, all fresh; cafe and basic restaurant
Nearby wharf with Greenpeace ship Sirius under repair
Nieuwendam, 10 min by bike, en route (well signposted) to citycentre
Our village Schellingwoude.
Schellingwoude, view  from our street the Noorder IJdijk to the small harbour
Schellingwoude, view from the waterlock, just 100 m from Garden House
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Amsterdam, North Holland Province

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Suzanne M
Montreal, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Fairy Tale Cottage”
Reviewed 12 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Do no get spooked because this cottage is across the river from downtown Amsterdam: it takes all of twenty minutes to get to Central Station, the heart of the city, by tramway. After a day filled with sights and sounds, you will be more than happy to return to Carl's garden and Anrik beautifully appointed cottage. On the way, you can stop at the incredible supermarket to get a few thins. By the way, you must say hello to the ducks in the canal.

Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Julius F
Blaine, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Relaxing”
Reviewed 28 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Anrik's place was a nice stay away from the bustle of downtown Amsterdam, yet easy enough to get to by bus or tram. The garden was lovely and the accommodations comfortable. We enjoyed walking the neighborhood and nearby park(s). We also took advantage of the bicycles and spent almost a full day riding the countryside. There are nice trails and plenty of wild and farm animals to observe.

Just a short walk from the house is a market the has locally grown produce and an excellent restaurant called the Land Markt, we ate there a number of times. The staff was very nice and fun. Prices were very reasonable.

If you are not familiar with traveling by bus in this part of the world, you have to ring for your stop, else the bus keeps on trucking. If we had to do it over, we would have just walked from the #26 train/tram versus using the bus.

We would definitely stay here again.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The directions
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Katie I
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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“Perfect accommodation exactly as described!”
Reviewed 22 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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While this romantic garden house is not centrally located to Amsterdam, it provides a relaxing atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle and yet only a twenty minute bike ride away from everything Amsterdam has to offer.

The accommodation is private and comfortable with excellent living space, a comfortable and clean bathroom and an excellent outdoor terrace. The provision of free bicycles is an essential bonus as they provide easy access to the city in addition to the ability to explore the beautiful cycling tracks of the country side. This is highly recommended to adventurous travellers wanting a true Dutch experience.

The local market is only 300m away and has an amazing selection of fresh produce including pastries, bread, fruit and veg and all other necessities. In combination with the excellent cooking facilities provided by Anrik, the budget conscious traveller will be satisfied.

The hospitality of Anrik is warm and inviting and his knowledge of the local area was very informative. We stayed for four nights as part of a five month trip around Europe and had a great time. We look forward to staying here again one day in the future.

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Liked best: Everything was great but the inclusion of bicycles really made a difference.
Liked least: Nothing to say here.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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PeterWard...
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
“Charming, hospitable and kind”
Reviewed 23 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

This was a warm, lovely and charming place - just like our the accommodation owner. We stayed three days with two teenage daughters - and would gladly return. Anrik, our host, was helpful, informative and kind - nothing seemed too much trouble for him. The bikes he gave us - included in the cost - were in good condition and we enjoyed cycling the route to the ferry into Amsterdam. The accommodation was attractive-looking and clean, with nice decor and beautifully warm in a chilly Amsterdam, thanks to underfloor heating and good insulation. The sofabed was comfortable and very easy to take out and put away. A great short stay - too short for us! Thank you very much, Anrik.

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Liked best: Its warmth and the kind hospitality
Liked least: Stairs to the loft - not hugely easy to negotiate
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Esldennis
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Such a wonderful place to stay - so good we came back again!”
Reviewed 17 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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person found this review helpful

Me and my boyfriend had stayed here previously almost 2 years ago and enjoyed it so much we were keen to return. It was just as good the second time round! The place is immaculately clean with excellent facilities. There are really nice extra touches such as beers and soft drinks in the fridge and wine and a full fruit bowl on the table. And if you need anything else the fantastic local food market is just down the road. The owner is so welcoming and helpful. I couldn't rate this place more highly. We certainly plan to return again whenever we get the chance.

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Nixie123
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Fabulous place to stay!!”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We absolutely loved our time at Bed and Bike Amsterdam. It is in a beautiful quiet location, yet only half an hour to get right to the heart of the city centre by bike and ferry. Carla and Anrik were the perfect hosts, always on hand to give useful advice and swap stories at the end or start of the day.
The cottage is beautiful, very clean, stylish and well equipped.
If you are thinking of booking Bed and Bike Amsterdam, don't hesitate another minute- just do it!!!

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Liked best: Location and cottage
Liked least: Nothing- we had a perfect stay
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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axxxtw
Oz
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29 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 21 March 2014 for a stay in October 2013
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A quick and short review and apology to the TripAdvisor community as well as Anrik that this review has taken so long.

Stayed at the stand alone cottage for 11 days in October. Trust me: It had everything it says it does and more. It IS in Amsterdam Noord, but it is such a peaceful, tranquil, fully "local" experience one is absorbed by it all, and I am most particular in what I require.

Internet speed was tremendous: Up to 8mbs download so streaming Netflix in HD and using my slingbox was flawless as were free calls back to the USA via Google voice and chat.

I am worried that the rates will increase and hope I'll get "grandfathered in" at the rate I earlier paid!

110% value; 4 star cottage; 4 star location; free bicycle(s). Very easy access to bus with connection to Central Station. House to Central Station total time less than 30 mins (you do have to walk a 1/4 mile, perhaps a bit more to the stop....or us the bike, lock it up, and off you go.

A most tranquil experience I hope to repeat. Thank you so much Anrik.

PS: A bit more air for the tires for my large backside please (!!!!) and a slight maintenance of the gear shifter on the back like tightening of stretched cabling to make certain the gears can be used easily would be great.

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Liked best: The entire set up as well as the owners
Liked least: I had to leave
Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 50-64
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