COVID-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we only have the Family room available for the period from now till end of September. Therefore the bathrooms and toilet are not shared. Breakfast is not served but can be obtained at the bakery across the street. Also there is a supermarket nearby and there is refrigerator available as well as plates, forks, knives and so on. For groups it is possible to use multiple rooms if desired. Please contact us directly by telephone number + 31 653 747394.

B&B Boterton

B&B Boterton is located on the River Zaan in the middle of the Zaanstreek and by train only 15 minutes from Amsterdam center. It combines small town hospitality in a lively area with shopping facilities in the immediate area. Zaandam city center is just 3.5 kilometers away and accessible by bus, train, car, bike or on foot. The North Sea beach is only 25 kilometers and half an hour away by car. Zaanse Schans with its windmills, small shops, restaurants and traditional crafts is just over 2 kilometers away from our B & B. Part of the year, the river Zaan also gives recreational activities such as swimming, boating, fishing or just enjoying the waterfront seeing the boats, birds and everything that comes along. It is also possible to rent bicycles for € 5 per day at our premises.

Guests can make use of the lounge with fireplace on the ground floor and the garden where there is also a heated place to smoke. There is also the possibility to wash and dry clothes and ironing. There are two bathrooms and two toilets that are shared by the guests.

History

B&B Boterton is housed in an original 17th century building that has been completely rebuilt in 2006 in the old style. It therefore offers modern comfort in a historic setting. As usual in the Zaanstreek from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries houses were mainly built with wood. The buildings of that time were mostly wooden houses that were built and enlarged regularly (the good year end as it was called). The first buildings of the Warehouse Boterton dates back to the 17th century. Later there an extension was built on the side and at the rear. This is reflected in the beam structure in the lounge. In 1856 the property was transferred from family Blans to Hero de Jager who started a business in colonial goods for bakeries. The company worked here until 1972. Then the neighbor bought the plant site and the property was used mainly for storage. Due to the low use and lack of maintenance the property was in a bad state. It was in such a bad state that there was nothing else than the building to demolish and build the House again in 2006. The factory building was demolished and the warehouse Boterton again became “built back” in the old style but with modern materials and techniques, making it very enjoyable stay at our B & B.