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Meeuwen Manor - A treasure near Amsterdam

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This is your chance to stay in The Meeuwen Manor (Meeuwen means gulls in Dutch), the most spectacular and best known house of the historic town Edam, overlooking the lake Markermeer and next to Fort Edam, a UNESCO protected fortress and nature reserve. The Meeuwen Manor, a 18th century house that was converted to its current unique state around 1910, is located only 22 kilometers from the centre of Amsterdam and offers a wonderful and stylish room with access to an amazing garden.

The space
This 49 m2 apartment is located at the right wing of the house on the ground floor, has its own entrance at the front and consists of an alluring room with a mantelpiece and several original ornaments. It contains a big and comfortbale double boxspring bed (210x180m). The bed, situated in a rear section, can be separated from the room by closing a thick curtain. There’s also a sofa bed in the room for two more people to sleep in. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, a stove, cookware, a coffee machine, a microwave and a juicer. There’s a bathroom with a shower and a separate toilet. The room has free WiFi and a TV with 50 channels including Netflix.

I do not offer breakfast but at a walking distance of 250 meters there’s the most lovely breakfast spot you can imagine: The Strandbad Pavilion offers breakfast, lunch and dinner all year long and provides you with a stunning view over the grand lake Markermeer.

Guest access
Guests of Meeuwen Manor have access to the garden, are allowed to take the stairs in the garden to have a peek on top of the roof overlooking the harbour and the Markermeer but are restricted to the rest of the house.
This is your chance to stay in The Meeuwen Manor (Meeuwen means gulls in Dutch), the most spectacular and best known house of the historic town Edam, overlooking the lake Markermeer and next to Fort Edam, a UNESCO protected fortress and nature reserve. The Meeuwen Manor, a 18th century house that was converted to its current unique state around 1910, is located only 22 kilometers from the centre of Amsterdam and offe…

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Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

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Edam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Meeuwen Manor is located at the port of Edam, 1.5 kilometer from its centre, a 15 minute walk.

Behind Meeuwen Manor lies the green oasis of Fort Edam, the fort that is also a small nature reserve. Inside is a very nice historical museum (especially about WW1 for which the fort was built), a nature museum, a radio telegraphy museum and the impressive underground labyrinth of large dark corridors, the home of cute small bats. Around the fort is a moat where many species of birds breed, for instance the kingfisher that you can see flying around all summer.

Next to the already mentioned Strandbad Pavilion is a sandy beach where you can swim for a small entrance fee. But if you walk 300 meters along the dike (from which you have a great view over the lake) you will find a great spot where you can sunbath in the grass and swim for free.

Edam itself is one of the most well preserved 16th/17th century towns in Holland with grand houses that radiate it once was a prosperous township. That wealth didn’t derive from the cheese making for which it is famous nowadays, but from the building of ships in the 17th century at the many shipyards that Edam possessed. Today only one remains. It dates from 1514. 


The Edam Museum is very special. It’s a 16th century house, built between 1540 and 1550 with all the furniture and utensils of that era. Walking in it feels like a time warp. It has a floating cellar, the only one in the world, and also, in the auxiliary branch at the Town Hall nearby, you can admire the life size portrait of a woman called Trijntje Keever, almost certainly the tallest female that ever lived on earth. She was 2.54 m (8ft 4 inch) when she died aged 17 in 1633. Her original shoes are displayed as well. They are 36cm (14inch) long and equivalent to European size 55. She was buried in the Saint Nicolas Church in Edam and her gravestone reads: 'Tryntje Crelis, groote meidt, oudt 17 jaer' (Tryntje Crelis big lass, old 17 years).

Talking about the Saint Nicolas Church, this building is also quite mentionable with its massive tower that you can climb with a guide on certain dates. It's a huge, almost cathedral like church (consequently also called Great Church) 83 meters long (272 feet) and 38 meters wide (124 feet), built in the 15th century and famous for its 32 enormous and stunning stained glass windows. And of course there’s the nearby cheese market, in the summer months held every week and a magnet for tourists.

Edam has a few good restaurants (I should mention E'Barrage, Vijf and La Galera) and it's great for walking, cycling and boating around.

Sailing is very popular on the Markermeer and when the wind is strong enough and has the right direction, the Markermeer in front of Meeuwen Manor is filled with kite surfers. In fact, the small beach opposite Meeuwen Manor is regarded one of the few really good spots to windsurf or kitesurf on the Markermeer because of the shallow water.

There are many nice shops in Edam, not just the classic touristic ones. The one that is on top of my list is a giftshop called Kathelijne's Trouvailles (address: Lingerzijde 48). It's wonderful. Owner Kathelijne has collected from all over the place the most beautiful, bizarre, special and unique must-haves you can imagine. Her shop became too small for all the objects so she decided it should extend to her own living room. This shop to my opinion should be famous.

The towns around Edam are interesting as well. Hoorn (20km) is beautiful, Volendam (3km) well known and I can especially recommend Marken, a small peninsula with labyrinths of beautiful old houses on poles. The nicest way to reach Marken is by boat and there's a ferry called the Volendam Marken Express that leaves many times a day (in the summertime every half an hour) from the port of Volendam. The trip lasts thirty minutes.

The famous Zaanse Schans with its mills is at a half hour drive from Meeuwen Manor and so is Amsterdam. The gorgeous old city of Haarlem, also great for shopping, is a forty minute drive (46 km).

Amsterdam, where I spent most of my life, is of course the greatest city in the Netherlands. Just ask me and I will tell you all I know about museums, markets, bike rental, zoo's, parks, theaters, cinemas, concerts, bars, dancing the night away and the best places to see Amsterdam's beautiful architecture.
Meeuwen Manor is located at the port of Edam, 1.5 kilometer from its centre, a 15 minute walk.

Behind Meeuwen Manor lies the green oasis of Fort Edam, the fort that is also a small nature reserve. I…

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I am an editor and a livemusic events producer and was born in The Meeuwen Manor, moved to Amsterdam in my early 20’s and have recently moved back to my birth house. I produce and host a weekly live music show in Amsterdam called Club Dauphine and I can tell you a lot about the best places to go in Amsterdam and Edam for live music and other forms of art. I have a great passion for nature and will be happy to tell you about the many animals and plants that surround Meeuwen Manor or other places of interest in The Netherlands. Since I feel personal contact is very important, I will be available for questions during your stay. So please do not hesitate to contact me with any of your questions or special requests. I will try to answer them and help you out best as possible.
I am an editor and a livemusic events producer and was born in The Meeuwen Manor, moved to Amsterdam in my early 20’s and have recently moved back to my birth house. I produce and…
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Check-in: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $588