2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Cottage house situated at the water overlooking the meadows. Excellent connection to Amsterdam by bus, car or bike. Enjoy rural peace and quiet just a few miles north of Central Station. The beautiful Waterland area is a unique experience year round.

Other things to note

On nice days you may like to use our rowboat or rent a motorboat or canoe in the area. You might spend the entire day on the water without meeting anyone. Waterland is among the most important bird breeding areas in Europe and has a rich agriculture tradition. During the winter the many streams and lakes usually freeze over and allow for ice skating from village to village.

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Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - We have a dog, a cat and chickens, they are not allowed to go into your accomodation


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

136 Reviews

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Paul User Profile
October 2017
If you enjoy tranquility, quaintness, comfort and rustic scenery as part of your weekend getaway, Datsja will not disappoint. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this cottage and especially the surrounding Waterland landscape. Ruben (online) and his parents (in person) were also very helpful and welcoming. We will definitely be back - this was a wonderful experience.

Dean User Profile
September 2017
Our five days at the Datsja were perfect. Our flight arrived in the morning but Ruben let us drop off our bags early - his communication and availability were great. Ruben's parents were very welcoming and accommodating. The cottage was clean, comfortable, and quiet. We rowed the boat, relaxed on the deck, and enjoyed watching the waterfowl, cows, and chickens. The cottage is a 10 min walk to Ilpendam, a cool little village. We were able to purchase food and other supplies at a little shop, Anne &Co.. Anne was helpful and friendly and had a nice selection of cheeses, meats, and beverages. Ilpendam also has a good restaurant, Het Wapen van Ilpendam (we ate there two nights). The bus ride from Ilpendam to Amsterdam Central Station was twenty minutes. We rented bikes at Green Budget Bikes in Amsterdam-Noord and spent three days biking the countryside (100 km total!), stopping in Durgerdam, Broek in Waterland, Marken, and many other towns and villages. The Datsja is a fabulous place, particularly if you are looking a quiet, relaxed place to stay in the country with convenient accessibility to Amsterdam.

Fahad User Profile
September 2017
the place is clean and comfortable and it is about 20 min away from Amsterdam

Dimosthenis User Profile
August 2017
Staying at Ruben's place is like living in a fairytale. The village is magical and the house is very beautiful. You enjoy countryside and at the same time you are so close to Amsterdam. It is an undescribably serene place. Highly recommended Oh, and the highlight was the boat rides we had in the canal with the boat that was available for the guests. Thank you Ruben; we had a wonderful time!

Silke User Profile
July 2017
The Datjsa is just like the pictures. Lovingly furnished. We haven't met Ruben, but his mother. She was very friendly and showed us everyting. We sat on the waterfront in the evening and had a wonderful view. If you want to spend a few quiet days in the Green with good Options to see Amsterdam, this is the place to be.

Tom User Profile
July 2017
Ruben was very nice and the cottage was clean. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend Ruben as a host and his Datsja to everyone.

Joschka User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful place. So near to the city but still so relaxed. The pictures dont lie.

Ilpendam, NetherlandsJoined in May 2014
Ruben User ProfileRuben is a superhost.

I enjoy meeting people from every walk of life and nationality. During your stay I will gladly address any questions you have 24/7 in person or otherwise. I comfortably live in the same village and less than 5 minutes from the Datsja.

I work on films with my family and on music with my record company. My hobbies include Turkish cymbals, exploring the Waterland region and internet radio.

I have traveled for business and pleasure to a lot of places in Europe and some in America and Asia. I enjoy traveling to new destinations as well as old favorites (for example the glacier lakes in Northern Italy or Belgium's vibrant cities), with my girlfriend, family and friends or alone.

I hope to meet you someday here in Waterland!

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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