We were a group of six looking for a place to spend some days in Amsterdam, when we stumbled over the Lake House in the close by Uitdam and instantly fell in love! Even while preparing our trip, the house's owner Marijke was always there to answer questions and experienced enough to give tips for planning.
Then the day finally came and we arrived. From the first moment on, we were overwhelmed by Uitdam's relaxing atmosphere, beautiful scenery and the inhabitant's friendliness.
The apartment was just perfect for the group, behind the house we could sit on the dyke or swim in the clear water of the Ijsselmeer, in the front we used the boat and sat every evening watching the sunset while barbecuing.
Though Marijke was always around the corner guiding or giving tips about what to see in the next bigger places like Marken or Volendam, she just let us go and come as we please, never giving us a feeling of sharing the house, more like being befriended neighbors - perfect!
In the end, we only spent one day in Amsterdam and it is worth a trip, but it definitely can't keep up with the view and feeling that Uitdam, its people and nature, and especially the Lake House provide.
We will be back for sure!More
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