Vrijstaand huisje

Vrijstaand huisje

In the well-preserved historic center of Broek in Waterland, only 12 kilometres from Amsterdam, an eighteenth-century cowshed has been rebuilt into a cottage with all mod cons. It is situated on the waterfront, in the backyard of a former laborer’s dwelling. The main building is listed and is referred to as ‘The Little Whale’.


The detached cottage contains a well-equipped kitchen, a living room and a bathroom with WC, all on ground level. Wooden beams and panelling, a flagstone floor and a marbled chest pay tribute to the arts and crafts of the period in which the shed was built originally. The colour scheme and design furniture enhance the natural harmony of the guesthouse.


According to the American travel specialist Condé Nast The little Whale is one of

‘The coolest design B&B’s in the Netherlands’.



In the living room you will find a dinner table for two, the sitting area contains a couch and easy chairs. Of course there is a flatscreen TV available and Wi-Fi all around the house. Suitcases and clothes can be stored in the cupboard or the hanging closet.

French doors at the back lead straight onto the private terrace on the waterfront. Here you can sit and relax after a day’s sightseeing, shopping or cycling and enjoy the quiet of Broek and the occasional boat that passes by.

A cast-iron staircase leads to a double bedroom on the mezzanine.

The cosy little kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare a simple, cold meal: Nespresso coffee machine, milk creamer, electric kettle and toaster. In the fridge there is room for the daily groceries and drinks. Cutlery and tableware you will find in the drawers and the cupboard. Between 8.00 and 10.00, according to your wishes, your breakfast will be served on a tray in the kitchen.


The bathroom has a shower, a washstand & drawers, a toilet and a bidet.