The Windketelhuisje was bought in 2003 by ten local residents. They founded a cooperative and converted the Windketelhuisje into a luxury "apartment hotel" for two people, after an earlier plan to turn it into a sauna failed miserably. Architect Paul Westerman managed to transform it into three floors with an area of 48 square meters.
In 2013, the initial owners decided to make de Windketel more sustainable and set it up bit by bit with Dutch Design furniture. We divide the work for de Windketel - according to good Dutch practice - among the members and separate committees. With an obligatory rotation of functions every few years. Currently Trudy handles the contact with our guests, you in this case!
We wish you a wonderful stay in our "little palace".
Trudy, Dook, Els, Hans, Harmen, Jan-Willem, Jos, Marlies and Sonja.
Half of our guests come from Europe, a quarter from the Netherlands and the rest from America, Asia or Australia. Many are repeat guests, some even for the third or fourth time! And of course they pass on their experiences to friends and family.
"A perfect location!" "It feels like home" "Beautiful design" "My comfortable rest stop in Amsterdam"
Of course, we love to read these kinds of statements in our guestbook. Or on Tripadvisor, where we have received great reviews. Here's a small sample of those reviews:
"No hotel can actually match this. You have your own home, no one around you, plenty of room and everything is there, including the dishwasher.
On top of that, detached so no neighbors!!! We have had a super stay in de Windketel."
A magical place
"Our son organized another fantastic weekend for us. This "accommodation" has something magical about it. A diamond in the rough. We live in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen in "de polder" and it is quiet there, but here in Amsterdam on Sunday morning it is even quieter. Unbelievable. An ideal place to come back to after a very active day, to 'dive in' and start a new day well rested."
"We expect to suffer severe periods of homesickness for our beautiful, quiet, comfortable little paradise."
The best start for our marriage
"We couldn't have wished for a better start to our wedding. A real oasis to get into the mood. de Windketel soon felt like home. It was great!"
A most unique accommodation
Travel story writer Shaun Robertson travels the world and reports on it on his blog ‘This life in trips’. On March 15, 2014, he stayed at de Windketel. Read his blog about de Windketel here.