Pretty cottage in historic centre near waterfront

View of the cobbled old-town street, traffic-free zone.
View of the cobbled old-town street, traffic-free zone.The cottage, looking up towards the ''devil's stairway'' leading to the dykeThe cottageView from bedroomDrawing of the cottage and it's surrounding area, in the old daysLoungeComfy sofaDetail in loungeDining areaKitchenGlasswareShower-roomView from lounge - note this is a traffic-free zoneThe ''Doolhof'' or ''maze area'' just behind the cottage.Traffic-free street, view from lounge.Local family of Swans.The street in former times.View of the harbour - 2 minutes walk from cottage!Another view of the harbour, looking out to sea.Harbour.Enjoy a coffee, overlooking the harbour.
2 Reviews

From $63 / night

5 Doolhofpad, Amsterdam, Noord Holland 1131 XL, Netherlands
Pretty cottage in historic centre near waterfront
2 bedrooms
6 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per night: €65 - €90
Per week: €420 - €599
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Amsterdam vacation cottage rental
A former fisherman's cottage in the oldest part of Volendam, this cottage dating from the 1800's sits in a tiny labyrinth of alleys and small characterful houses.

The cottage consists of a comfortable lounge, with sofa and additional sofa-bed, a small dining area, a galley kitchen, modern shower-room, and upstairs there is one large double bedroom, and leading off, a children's bedroom.

The lounge is equipped with a modern flat-screen TV with cable channels, a DVD player, CD player and is wifi enabled. There is a selection of DVDs, CDs and books for your use.

The kitchen has a 4-ring gas hob, a fridge freezer, kettle, coffee maker and all the pots, pans, and cooking utensils you need for your stay.

The shower-room has a loo, basin and shower.

The double bedroom has a large double bed and the children's bedroom has a bunk-bed for 2 chidren. There are a further 2 foam beds available if necessary for younger children.

My own house is just around the corner, so if you need anything during your stay, just ask and I will try to provide it.

Outside there is a table and chairs overlooking the ''Doolhof'' - or '''maze area'' which is the oldest part of this historic town. This is a traffic-free area, so it is safe for kids to play. During the daytime, tourists wander through the old streets and alley-ways, but in the evening they melt away, leaving just the locals going about their business.

Sometimes you will see a woman in local costume, on her way through the Doolhof towards the dyke, just like in the old days. We have many old photos of this street, with locals in years gone by wearing the old costume.

Anna Markey

Area Information
Volendam is an old, former fishing village on the edge of the ''Ijsselmeer'' lake which used to be part of the north sea coast. It still has a large harbour and small beaches, and great ''sea'' views from all along the dyke, which is only steps away from the cottage.

Volendam is half an hour by bus or car from Amsterdam, and is a great location for visiting the ''waterland'' area of north Holland including the many beautiful towns in the area, such as neighbouring Edam with its cheese market.

Volendam itself is famous for the traditional Dutch costume, which is the national costume of Holland, and also for its music scene, which began in the 50's, developed in the 60's and still forms a large part of Dutch popular music (bands and artists such as The Cats, BZN, The 3Js, Jan Smit and Nick & Simon are all from Volendam).

The dyke on Volendam, also just steps away from the cottage, has many bars, cafes, restaurants and shops for all tastes and budgets. On Saturday there is a market in the Europaplein, and very often during the summer is there a market or ''braderie'' either in town or at the nearby marina-park.

At the marina-park you can also find a swimming pool and small beaches.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Anna Markey

Anna Markey

Anna Markey

  • School:

    St Paul's Grammar School Edgbaston Birmingham, University of Manchester
  • Work:

    IT Consultant
  • About:

    Hi, I'm Anna. I'm English although I live in the Netherlands and I have a Dutch partner and a cat called Sugarpuff.

    I love receiving visitors ... this cottage in Volendam is a new venture for me, but I run other holiday properties where you can see reviews about myself. You can also check me out...
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 15 2016 Jun 30 2018 €65 €65 €420 - 2 Nights
Jul 01 2016 Sep 08 2018 €85 €85 €560 - 1 Week
Sep 10 2016 Dec 22 2018 €65 €65 €420 - 2 Nights
Dec 18 2016 Jan 05 2019 €90 €90 €599 - 2 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: €100 per adult per stay, refundable on departure if checked out in person, otherwise refundable 1 week after departure
Payment Options: Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: €25 final cleaning fee Occupancy rates are for 2 - 4 people staying. For additional occupants, €10 per person per night.

Reviews (2)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands

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2 reviews
Dream Samir

Excellent home

Dream Samir

Dubai , United Arab Emirates

Excellent home

July 20, 2016

The home was clean and tidy , all fabrics clean , fresh and smelling good. Erik was welcoming and always accessible , and the home / facilities description were accurate and informative . Sandra and Eric , are very helpful and hospital neighbours that supports when needed. My kids definitely enjoyed the vacation .

Sasha Milovic

We will be back

Sasha Milovic


We will be back

July 6, 2016

Absolutely amazing stay. Phenomenal location, great host with tons of informations. Once in lifetime expiriance . I would recommend staying here for any visit to Holand and Andterdam. We spend few days in this village and it was amazing , Anna the owner was amazing . We will be back. Sasha

Anna Markey

Owner's reply:

It was great to meet Sasha and his family and I´m glad they had a great time and enjoyed everything this area has to offer. I look forward to meeting you again. Anna

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it in the centre?
A: The cottage is in the centre of historic Volendam, just a minute's walk from the harbour, waterfront and lots of bars and cafes.
Q: Do you have wifi?
A: Yes!
Q: What is the coolest activity nearby?
A: Volendam 5D Experience! - experience life in Volendam 100 years ago!
Take the bus to Amsterdam and save on car parking fees.
Cross the water to the fishing village of Marken with the ''Jan Smit Express''.
View the art in the Art Hotel Spaander (1 minute from cottage).
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