We stayed in February in a family group of 3 generations (19 to 72) and all of us had a fantastic time. The apartment was perfect right next to a flour mill. Joe and Lester were brilliant and kindly let us check in early and stay on late as there were no guests immediately after us. The beds were spotless and the double had the most luxurious memory foam mattress. Outdoor hut tub and jacuzzi inside were much appreciated after days visiting the city. We bought 3 day passes for travel which we could use to get in and out of Amsterdam valid for all transport. The train is about 5/10 mins walk from the apartment and is frequent and easy to use. Everyone incredibly friendly and helpful. Chocolab, cheese and gin tasting and pancakes in the zaannschan museum across the bridge. Strong smell of chocolate from the factory OK if you're a fan. Definitely will return many thanks to great hosts.
Loft apartment is really lovely - home from home! Really well equipped, and very spacious.
It's a 5 min walk from the local train station, and worth getting the train rather than taxi to airport, as it cost us €70! The little town is super quiet, with a fantastic bakery 2 min walk away and a little restaurant over the road (we didn't eat there, but it looked nice). Train into Amsterdam Centraal is around 15 mins - you need COINS to pay though, so be prepared!
We would all definitely stay here again.
We spent four nights in Zaanhof, and we cannot wait to go back. The building itself has a lot of character. It's beautifully furnished and the location is stunning.
Excellent recreation, kitchen & bathroom facilities. There's a Spar shop within 2 minutes walking distance and a supermarket within a short bicycle trip.
Lester and Joe, thank you both for your kindness. You are first class hosts.
We stayed here for my sons 21st birthday and Xmas. What a treat! Magical location, stunning views and such hospitable service from the family. The restaurant across the road was perfect for the birthday meal and the apartment was ideal for our family Xmas dinner. 15 minute train ride into Amsterdam but a magical fairytale place with the windmills just over the bridge. We will definitely visit again. 10/10.
Where to begin? Lester was the perfect host, as was his whole family. The loft itself is perfection. Fabulous kitchen, comfortable beds, great, great location and a view to die for. Every morning we had outstanding coffee made in our kitchen (wanted to take the coffeemaker home!), walked outside and smelled cocoa being roasted as we watched the river traffic. What could be more perfect? Lester took two of us to the local grocery store to get supplies when we arrived and showed us what to buy. There is a bike available for further trips and there are great cafes nearby. The train is a 10 minute walk away. We can't recommend this rental highly enough!
We stayed here for 5 nights in the middle of August - a gorgeous vista out across the river towards the windmills and the Zaanse Schans meant that the location alone scored a 10/10 for all of us. The outdoor hot tub was a huge hit with our three girls ( 11,10 and 8) and the flat had everything we needed for a fantastic break near to Amsterdam.
Lester was the perfect host, taking time to show us everything in the apartment and then accompanying us on a trip to the supermarket nearby. I was able to do some laundry downstairs mid-week which, with a family of 5 is a necessity!
The bed in the master bedroom deserves a mention by itself - talk about comfortable... it was simply the best bed I have ever slept on!Wow! As it was hot and sticky weather, the air conditioning in the bedrooms was also much appreciated.
A couple of bits of advice - make sure you take mosquito repellent if sitting out in the evenings... we didn't and paid the price with a fair few bites!
Also, a tip for parking - we used the P&R at Bosomlommerplan (?spelling!) as there was always loads of space there and the trams ran from just round the corner. Make sure you have plenty of Euro coins though or be prepared to pay using bankcard and PIN at any carparks/train stations as machines don't take notes and there are no manned ticket booths.
All in all, a great stay in a fantastic location - would highly recommend Zaanhof to anyone travelling with family
We have just returned to England after a three night stay at Zaanhof - and it was fabulous. Lester was extremely kind and helpful - ensuring our stay went smoothly in every aspect; we arrived around 9.30 pm and he came to pick us up and got us to the supermarket before it shut at 10,00pm ! The accommodation is amazing - master bedroom bed the most comfortable we have ever slept in; our boys loved having Netflix and the shower was brilliant too. Literally, everything we needed was there. Amazing views of windmills and so peaceful but less than 10 min walk to station and trains into centre of Amsterdam frequent and very efficient. Lovely, safe location and on our last day we spent a great day across the river visiting the windmills. All in all a fantastic holiday! Thank you Lester for allowing us the privilege of staying in your beautiful apartment! We would recommend 100% and would definitely stay again without any hesitation.