Anneke’s cozy little home was perfect for a relaxing week away, the house was filled with all the essential amenities and much more. It was really easy to get to from Schipol airport, taking a train to Utrecht and then a bus which stopped right outside the home. Anneke and her husband were so helpful in every way, anything we needed they were there to help as they lived right next door. We had access to wonderful electric bikes which allowed for a nice ride into the local town or around the river. The surrounding area is beautiful and the river is dotted with small really nice beaches, the home itself also has a lovely garden. It’s worth mentioning that the house uses a traditional dutch staircase and therefore can take some time to get used to and may be difficult for the elderly or very young that are not used to this type of ladder/staircase. Would recommend this place to all looking for a relaxing time away in a beautiful area.
Josh and friend
Anneke & her husband’s place are perfect for a romantic stay in this beautiful part of holland. We had an excellent time and were perfectly hosted. Greatly recommended
This gorgeous house is in an idyllic spot on the Lek dyke, a perfect location to enjoy the Dutch countryside, with the windmills of Kinderdijk close by. The hosts are absolutely wonderful and the accommodation very clean and comfortable. Highly recommend this place!
Dear Martien & Anneke, we have really enjoyed our short stay in your little house and are sorry to be leaving so soon.
We can’t praise you enough for the quality attention to details and the hospitality you have shown. Thank you for the stroopwafels. What a fabulous find in a lovely part of the country and so close to the ferry.
We hope to return one day and maybe get to meet Anneke who was on holidays.
Best wishes, Alan & Sue (Cheshire, England)
Wonderful spot to explore the local area. Brilliant cycling.
Georgeous weather. FANTASTIC DOGS!!
Thank you for a lovely stay. We will return one day!
Come and visit Cornwall !
David and Annie
Hello Anneke and Martien,
It was only just at home when we discovered that there was a lovely personal message written by you on the candle glass. In the hurry while leaving that never cathed our eyes
Therefore herewith our special thanks for that and of course for what has been once again a wonderful time in your Bed & Breakfast home. We cherise great memories from being at your place. It truly felt like home for 15 day’s!
We wish you a nice and fertile season with beautiful weather. Good luck with the beehive(s). We can’t wait to taste your home made honey next time 😉
Pamela and Bob.
We have had a lovely time staying her in your little house and we have been lucky with the weather! Thank you, David & Margaret from North Wales, GB
ven though we had rain all week, we couldn’t have been in a more wonderful home. The countryside is so beautiful here and so peaceful. Wat a wonderful home you have constructed here, you have thought of everything.
We relaxed and enjoyed each other’s company and had a small dinner party on our last night.
We would certainly love to return some day …. maybe next year and for a little longer stay.
Thank you so much for your hospitality, Bob van der Ven &
We had a wonderful time and hope to return.
Robert and Nike
We had a wonderful four days here despite the poor weather.
The home is very pretty and well equipped!
Neal & Linda Kelly, Toronto, Canada
Dear Anneke & Martin,
Thank you for sharing your home and country with us. You have a beautiful country and I am sure we will come back again for a visit. We have enjoyed all the places we visited this week. Tot ziens, thanks again,
Sandy & Herman
Enjoyed our stay, which was quite busy, making it impossible to use all the comforts you provided.
Cheers and have a good season!
Stan, Sally & Barb
Dear Anneke and Martien,
We really enjoyed our nights in your cottage. Everything we needed and so cosy. We really loved the area and so close to the people and places we like to see and go. Hope to be back one day and will recommend the cottage to our friends and relatives. Thank you! Janice and Gerry Verweij, Melbourne, Australia
PS also thank you for the lovely tulips and lilac
We enjoyed a wonderful couple of weeks here and are leaving quite relaxed. High points were the nutritious breakfast with perfect eggs every day and the overall feeling here which made even rainy days pleasurable. The bicycles came in very handy and we covered a good distance on several days. Amsterdam was easy to get to via the Transferium and we spent a couple of days there, as well as visiting most of the tourist areas in the region. We loved the flat countryside which made exploring by bike such fun and a favourite was to go to Schoonhoven and have mossels at the restaurant next to the ferry as the sun went down. It’s our first time in Holland, but it exceeded our expectations and Elck Syn Sin (and our gracious hosts) have captured a place in our hearts. XX
Roger and Dorothy Beagley of Adelaide, Austsralia
Martien & Anneke,
What a wonderful house! We enjoyed every minute. Very relaxing between so many visits we scheduled. I love the coffee machine, the windows open at night, the sounds of cows in the morning, good dogs. Great house, fantastic neighborhood.
Thank you for such a restful time and place. It was perfect for us. I hope we can return again sometime. Your garden is also lovely. Tot ziens, Roy, Becky, Susannah, Noah Smith, James Island (Charleston), South Carolina, USA
A wonderful stay + gracious hospitality. Just like home away from home. Much thanks,
Rob, Cyn, Cody + Dustin
Dear Anneke and Martien,
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your cosy cottage! This was one of the most relaxing vacations we have had and your hospitality and thoughtfulness were greatly appreciated. Thank you for all the wonderful information and tips on the area – we really loved Kinderdijk! And a big thanks for the bikes for the children – they rode every chance they could! We will highly recommend you to our German and American friends. And we look forward to returning again ourselves! Many thanks! Lisa, Mike, Brian and Kelleen McGuinness
Dear Martien & Anneke,
We have really appreciated our stay in NL and in the nice house. We have enjoyed very much this place and we hope to have the opportunity to come again in the future. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Cheers, Bun-Ny Tan (Paris)
Very cute house 🙂 We will come back, maybe in summer,
Fabio (Firenze) and Karine (Nice)
A very cosy house in a wonderfully secluded place. We never expected so much! We wished we could have more time to enjoy the house. The breakfast was exquisite. Thank you very much; and your warm hospitality and care are very much appreciated! Next time we visit the Netherlands we surely intend to return here and plan more time to relax in your wonderful place. And we will surely tell our friends about this place. Thanks again.
Antoinette & Edward from Malta-Europe
We find this cottage very, very nice and with all equipment needed. We have had some very fine days here. See you next year, Vivi-Ann & Torben from Copenhagen
What a great week in a great location. From here we explored the North Sea, Amsterdam, Loevestein Castle and surrounding area, Kinderdijk and both sides of the Lek river. We had a wonderful time biking through this beautiful country. We will be recommending this site to our friends in Germany. We hope to see you again some time and: have a wonderful anniversary on July 5!! See you soon, Fam. Chapman (Eric, Virginia, Lanie & Ethan).
Dear Anneke and Martien,
We all have felt very well in your house. You have received us very kindly and at all moments you have solutions for our questions. Our children ask when we come another time here. We have enjoyed very much these days here. We like Holland and we hope we could turn again here. We think your house is one of the bests we have been anywhere. If you would come to Spain you will be welcome in our house in Tortosa (Tarragona).
Gabriel, Fani, Nuria, Miquel, Marti
A perfect, peaceful and restful place. Complimented by wonderful hosts and excellent breakfasts. Everything you need is supplied, the rooms are bright + comfortable. We only had 2 days but would have stayed longer if time allowed. Definitely on our list to return to. Thank you Martien + Anneke for a great stay. Stephen + Gillian (Western Australia)
Dear Martien & Anneke,
Our memories of the last two weeks will remain with us for a long time. Your excellent and extra large breakfast (enough to feed an army), served right on time each day, your helpful approach, from the use of your cell phone to printing out a complete bus schedule, were beyond any expectations we had about a “bed & breakfast”. In addition, your well stocked kitchen has been a life saver at times when we returned at night, too tired to eat out.
All by all it has been an exciting experience. We certainly plan to pass the word of your excellent service.
So don’t be surprised if you are asked to reserve your cottage for another “Fontyn” one of these days.
Els & Jan Fontyn, Markham, Ontario, Canada