- Air Con
- Linen provided
- Beach within 30km
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Short breaks available
Nestled in a village in the Netherlands, floating on the calm waters of a canal, is Humpy Dumpy Watervilla, a place of peace and serenity, a romantic getaway, a setting for dreamy days and quiet nights. A holiday on a houseboat is good for the soul.
Humpy Dumpy feels like a real home away from home and it is a unique and charming little hideaway in a beautiful, unspoilt part of the world. Standing at the end of a typical Dutch village, with a 360 degree view of farmland and cows, the location offers the utmost in tranquillity – it’s the kind of place where you really feel like you can take a deep breath and let the rest of the world melt away. Watch ducks swimming by with their broods of ducklings, return the friendly wave of a passing villager, and gaze at the horizon where a windmill moves slowly under the clear blue sky. This houseboat holiday will leave a lasting impression.
Oostknollendam is a small countryside village of just 600 people and it is utterly charming. The boat is located in a little side stream of the Zaan, where you can sit and enjoy the gorgeous views of lush green grassland, fields of cows and other little boats sailing by. It would be very easy to while away an entire day just sitting on the terrace by the water enjoying the peace and quiet! But if you want to venture out, there is a lot to see in the surrounding area. The houseboat is just 25 minutes from the shops, restaurants and sights of Amsterdam, 15 minutes from the towns of Alkmaar and Rijp, and 15 minutes from Purmerend where there is a market on Tuesday mornings. It is also 30 minutes from the beach at Bergen aan de Zee, and 25 minutes from Bergen itself, which is a lovely forest village with shops and good restaurants.
Amsterdam is just 25 minutes away, and there is a train station 10 minutes away at Wormerveer. Hiring a car is advised. Please contact the owner for detailed directions.
Schiphol 30 minutes
Nearest Train Station:
Wormerveer 10 minutes
Hoek van Holland
Alkmar, Purmerend, Bergen
Bergen aan de Zee, 30 minutes away
Purmerend, Tuesday mornings
The houseboat has been tastefully decorated in a cool, contemporary, colourful style – light, modern and spotless. There are 2 bedrooms (3 double beds altogether) and a family bathroom, as well as dining seating for 8 and lounge seating for 6. It has both central heating and air conditioning, and there is Satellite TV and WiFi.
The houseboat is blessed with plenty of outside space so you can make the most of the fresh air and lovely scenery that surrounds you. Sunbathe on the roof terrace, laze in the garden overlooking the Dutch cows, or sit on the terrace by the water and dip your toes in. A holiday on a boat is all about the outdoors!
Conditions of Rental
Minimum stay for a boat holiday is 3 nights. Weeks run from Friday to Friday. Suitable for over 5s only, and unsuitable for people with restricted mobility. No smoking and pets may be allowed – please enquire.