zijn wij? / Who are we?
A couple of early 50. One works in the IT and the other is a cook and caterer, gives cooking classes, does DTP work and builds websites. We live about 7,5 kilometers above Amsterdam centre in a lovely rural -tippical Dutch- village called Zunderdorp. From here you can enjoy hiking and cycling.
Wat bieden wij? / What do we offer?
We are a member and cheap place to stay for "Friends of the Bicycle" (www.vriendenopdefiets.nl). If you are a member or bought the booklet/map at the tourist office, you can stay with us for 19, - euro pppn including breakfast. Non members pay 6, - euro extra pppn. We offer a twin bed 160 x 200 in a cozy little bedroom at our home. You may of course use our bathroom with shower and bath. You are welcome daily from 5 pm to 9 am, and pleasmake an appointment because we are not a hotel where everyone can just walk. Would you like to stay several nights in succession, which michgt be possible after consultation, but it's not a hotel, so you are requested NOT to stay home during the day, after breakfast you enjoy biking, hiking or whatever and if it is to bad weather you could go to a museum or something like that, there are many in Amsterdam.
Maaltijden / Meals:
Overnight stays include breakfast. A packed lunch will cost you 5,- euro extra (please ask in advance). If you want to join us for diner, please make a reservation. The costs are: simple meal 1 course 9,- euro; 2 course simple meal 12,50 euro; 3 course simple meal 15,- euro, all including one drink, tap water free. More exclusive diners also possible. Tell us what sort of food you would like to eat. Thai, tippical Dutch, Meditaranian food ... are you vegetarian or want to eat Halal meat, it is all possible.
Locatie / Location
Our house is situated in a quiet village north of Amsterdam. The Central Station of Amsterdam can be reached in 15 minutes by car, in 30 minutes by bicycle and ferry (free, day and night) and by bus (33 from the Central Station) and a walk in about 30/35 minutes. Drives to or from Schiphol by taxi will cost you around 60,- euro or more to the centre of Amsterdam (very expensive!!) So we advice our guests to take the train from the airport. It is quick and cheap, only one thing, be ware of pickpockets and thiefs that tell you a bird shit on your coat and when you turn around to look ... your bag is gone with the wind ....
Speciale B&B in een oldtimer Citroën HY bus / Special stay B&B in our oldtimer Citroën HY van
In spring and summer it is also possible in to spend the night our vintage CitroŽn HY bus with 2 people, that will cost you more then the "Friends of the Bicycle" rate. From 30,- tot 40,- euro pppn. We book a place on a campsite nearby (eg at the farm in the village) and we ensure that the HY van will be ready for you, you will have more freedom, you can use it als during daytime. Excluding costs for campingsite.
Omgeving / Surroundings
Here in the environment you can enjoy cycling and walking, for example on the dike along the IJsselmeer, make a tour on Marken and there are other charming villages and quaint old towns that are often visited by tourists .... such as: Broek in Waterland, Holysloot, Den Ilp, Edam, Monnickendam. We are on the cycling route to Alkmaar!! Last year we hade visitors from Spain, England and Germany!
Overnachtingsplek (en diner?) reserveren? / Want to make a reservation?
Want to stay with us and/or also have dinner with us, send an e-mail or call: 020-4941306 / 06-41057980. Take your membership card (if you have one) and give us your card number when booking.
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aantal foto's van ons, de poezen, ons huis en de omgeving.
De heerlijke woonkeuken grenzend aan de achtertuin
Veel mooie fietspaden en vergezichten
Ook in de winter is het hier prachtig!
Nog geen vriend/vriendin? Kost maar een scheet en een knikker, u ondersteunt daarmee een leuke organisatie en ontvangt jaarlijks een boekje en een kaart met overnachtingsadressen!
Become a Friend on a Bike!! Takes a fart and a marble, you'll support that nice organization and you will receive an annual booklet and a map showing all the places to stay in The Netherlands, some in Belgium and France and even some in Germany! So if you want to cross borders, that's also possible.