In the countryside
about 15 miles above Amsterdam we have, next to our house, a so-called 'kaakberg' for rent (minimal stay of 3 nights).

We also have an apartment in the old historical city of Edam for 2 persons (minimal stay a week). See link EDAM on the left.

You can read our (independent) guestbook online to find out other people's experiences.

About our IJsselmeer 'kaakberg' :

A Kaakberg is a building that was used in the past to store the hay. It a typical North Holland architecture. We have build a Kaakberg for our guests to stay with 2 to a maximum of 6 people.
Two beautiful bed rooms  for 2 x 2 people (one with separate beds) and a comfortable living with possibility for 2 more people to sleep on sofa beds.

Everyone who likes to be in the countryside and at the same time near Amsterdam and many other interesting places in Holland will enjoy this place. 
When you come home from a trip you can relax in this quiet, breathtaking environment with all the luxury you wish for. 
Ideal for a vacation and to explore the Netherlands. Welcome in Holland!

The high black building next to our house is the 'kaakberg'

The house is beautifully located in the countryside at the IJsselmeer dike very near Edam, an old "cheese" town.  

The Kaakberg has three floors, two bedrooms with views over the lake and the countryside, two bathrooms, a living room with an open kitchen and dining and a sauna. 
There is a shared laundry and computer/printing room. The whole place is decorated with old and design furniture and modern art.  It has a very personal atmosphere.     

The beach

There is a little beach, over the dike where you can sunbathe or swim in the lake in the summer. You can take a basket over the dike and have a picknick or barbecue there. 

The lake

The lake (IJsselmeer) at sunrise.

This is a very beautiful place for a honeymoon, a wedding anniversary, for writing, for reading a good book (books available too in different languages!)
but if you like to be more active: there are lots of opportunities to explore the countryside by foot, bicycle or by car.
It is a great place for bird watching and if you like horses you can watch the neighbor training his horses at sunset.

Biking along the Ijsselmeerdike

 Edam is 3 miles from the house

Amsterdam is 15 miles, 25 minutes by bus to the centre
The Keukenhof and bulb fields are 40 minutes from the house

Besides Edam and Amsterdam there are lots of interesting places nearby, like all the historically fisherman's places around the lake, Volendam, Hoorn, Enkhuizen etc.
You can make daytrips to the North Sea, to the bulb fields or Keukenhof to see the tulips in full bloom (April), Friesland and Hindelopen. 

The area is very safe and we have a place to park your car.

The owners are good hosts (they're both well known (theatre) artists),  who can give you lots of ideas for daytrips, restaurants,  cultural and historical interesting places to visit, shows and performances etc.

NB It's very quiet here, but we live next to the farmer. That means that you can hear cows or horses and, depending on the wind direction, the milk machine in the morning (5.30) and afternoon (5.30). (We are used to it, so we don't hear it anymore)
It also means that, because of the animals, dogs can't walk free here on our premises.
There are stairs to go up to the living and the bedroom upstairs.