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Where to stay in Old Holland

These hotels, B&B's, campsites and bungalows offer the perfect base for discovering the iconic sights and historical scenery of Old Holland. With such a vast range of overnight options, visitors of all budgets will undoubtedly find somewhere memorable to lay their head.

Inntel Hotel, Zaandam

People cycling next to the iconic Zaan hotel in Zaandam
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You don’t even have to check in at the Hotel Zaandam before feeling the excitement of a stay there. That’s because one of its biggest draws is the jaw-dropping exterior, which looks like it’s torn straight from the pages of a fantastical fairy-tale, or that the builders stacked a load of multicoloured traditional Dutch houses on top of each other. Venture in, however, and discover a modern, 4-star hotel with comfortable rooms, a large swimming pool, spa and restaurant.


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Surrounded by picturesque greenery and charming traditional houses, Jongwijs is situated in one of the most charming villages of the Westzaan region. With three guest rooms, each overlooking the picnic garden and surrounding farmland, this family-run boutique hotel offers guests a memorable night's stay and perfect access for exploring the Old Holland region. Wake up to the enticing aroma of freshly-baked artisanal bread and croissants from the bakery downstairs and set yourself up for the day with delicious plant-based dishes and traditional cuisine from the adjacent restaurant. 

Van der Valk Hotel, Volendam

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Surrounded by meadows, seduced by the nearby Markermeer yet only a 15-minute drive from Amsterdam, Van der Valk Hotel Volendam is the ideal resting point between two worlds. Guests can choose from a range of comfortable suites and rooms and make use of the indoor pool, fitness/aerobics room and Turkish bath. The onsite restaurant, Martinus, is the perfect place to refuel with a delicious à la carte lunch or dinner.

Experience Waterland, Uitdam

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When you think of an overnight stay on the water, you’ll probably imagine large cruise ships or your own pleasure boat with a spacious cabin. This experience is much more special and adventurous! Camping on a raft in Waterland involves sailing the raft through a beautiful (wetland) nature reserve and dropping the anchor wherever you want to spend your night. Check out Flötten for more details on how to book a truly unique stay or head to their website Experience Waterland for information on their e-bike and raft expeditions!

Hotel & Restaurant de Fortuna, Edam

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De Fortuna is a three-star hotel consisting of five restored 17th-century canal houses built around a quiet and leafy terrace garden on the waterfront. Inside the comfortable rooms, charming details such as hand-made patchwork bedspreads adorn the beds. Restaurant De Fortuna offers various meat, fish, poultry and game specialties, all cooked traditionally with the finest seasonal ingredients.

Suitehotel Posthoorn, Posthoorn

Suitehotel Restaurant Posthoorn
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Dine in style and wake up in a fairytale at Suitehotel Restaurant Posthoorn, where luxury, quality and hospitality are guiding principles. As soon as you enter this listed monument, you will feel the richness and opulence of the Dutch 17th century. Alongside the sophisticated and luxurious suites, the restaurant has held onto a Michelin Star since 2008.

Zaanse Koopmanshuis

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This monumental Zaans merchant house built in 1694 turned lodging is ideally situated for everyone who wants to explore this unique area filled with water, wind and green meadows. For a luxurious stay, book either the guest room or the apartment complete with a spacious Finnish private sauna, jacuzzi, a covered terrace in the garden and a fully equipped eat-in kitchen. Zaanse Koopmanshuis is a short walk from both the Zaandijk Zaanse Schans NS station and Zaanse Schans.

Inn on the Lake

The perfect retreat from Amsterdam, the Inn on the Lake guesthouse is located in rural Broek in Waterland, a quaint Dutch town which transports visitors back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Back then, the inn, set among traditional buildings around a small lake, was the town’s vicarage. The guesthouse, which offers guests four uniquely decorated rooms, is especially worth visiting in the spring and summer months when guests can dip in the lake or hop on the owner’s boat for a short trip to Amsterdam. This picture-perfect home away from home comes with homemade breakfasts and dinners (on request), beautiful gardens and comfortable communal areas.

Best Western Zaan Inn Hotel, Zaandam

The modern Zaan Inn Hotel is ideally situated next to NS Station Zaandam. It's the perfect spot to explore the Old Holland area, such as the famous windmills and historical museums of the Zaanse Schans. As well as a comfortable bed on which to lay your head, the hotel offers a grill restaurant, cosy bar, smoking lounge, free parking, and WiFi.