A warm welcome awaits you at Hedgehog Cottage, ideally situated in the small village of Nieuw Vennep. Schiphol airport & Amsterdam is close by. An excellent direct bus service that runs 24/7 will bring you to Hedgehog Cottage within 20mins & Amsterdam city centre in 45mins. Other cities such as Haarlem, The Hague & Leiden are all within easy reach. A 10min walk will bring you to our shopping centre where you will find shops, supermarkets, restaurants & a snackbar. Close by is a park& a lake.
“What can I say about my stay at the Hedgehog Cottage. I came to this country knowing no one and not knowing many things about the local way of doing things. I went into the Hedgehog Cottage a lonely soul and I left having a Dutch family. Mark and Marcel have been outstanding as hosts. So helpful, so supportive, so kind. The house is kept meticulously clean. Mark went out of his way to ensure that I was comfortable. I wish the world had more Marks and Marcels. People who are just so kind and giving. I will never forget my stay with them. It has made my transition to the Nethelands so much more easier. They were always available to give advice, to help when necessary and to encourage me finding my feet here. Mark's breakfasts are divine. Being a vegetarian wasn't a problem at all. Mark just accommodated me in his usual efficient way. So, all in all, my stay at the Hedgehog Cottage was first class. Absolutely superb. Thank you Mark and Marcel for a truly lovely stay.”
We offer a sunny and spacious bedroom with the luxury of an adjunct bathroom in our family home. Within just 15 minutes walking through the picturesque Dutch landscape along the river, you can reach a green island with a beach perfect for swimming. Many bike and walking routes start here. We are also close to public transport if you want to explore Leiden or other cities. If you do not want to go far, you are also welcome in our green garden with a cozy hammock and a sandbox for children.
“Best place to stay in Leiden, hands down. Ursula, Martin and their children were one of the kindest people I've met. They waited for us when our travel got delayed, provided us with stories about travel. Not to mention goods for early morning types were provided (coffee!) and other amenities. The place was very organised, clean and comfortable. A private bathroom inside the bedroom! Location-wise it was optimal to travel around the surroundings or to get a train to Amsterdam. It was nice to meet such a travelled and international family (: Thank you from Inês and Ewout.”
Looking for a temporary break from your narrow place in the city? Take a look at our appartment (app. 75 m2 surface) in a beautiful ancient & characteristic town house. The house is surrounded by a garden of 525 m2 and has a balcony, both with privacy from neighbours. Quiet with a beautiful view of the "Hoofdvaart" canal in a typical Dutch scenery. The house is located in the center of the village with a shopping area at 200 m.
“Amazing house with beautiful views of the town from the balcony. Super chic and everything was clean and new- kitchen, shower, tv... A big supermarket and shopping centre is literally at the end of the road, probably less than a minute of walking so very convenient location. Although, it is a 20 minute walk to the train station, so it’s best for those with cars or who love walking (like me) but this was not an issue as the neighbourhood is really pleasant to walk through. The direct train to Centraal is also with beautiful tranquil views. Jaap was really helpful and kind, welcoming us with complimentary wine and snacks. Overall, great stay and great value for money”