General info

The Kraaienest is located in the Centre of Zaandam and offers two distinctive rooms, characteristic of their era, in a historic farm. (A detailed description of the rooms can be found on the Rooms page.) At The Kraaienest, you will find a small courtyard with garden furniture and a covered area for smokers. There is a storage area for your luggage. At the accommodation itself and in the surrounding area, there is plenty to see and do. (See the tourist information page.) The B&B is 3 km from Zaanse Schans, 800 meters from the Zaandam railway station, and 900 metres from the theater. Schiphol Airport is 16 km away and Amsterdam is less than 15 minutes away by train.

Good to know:


check in 14:00 – 20:00 (earlier is sometimes possible)

check-out 08:00 – 12:00

Please let us know the approximate time you intend to arrive so that we do not have to wait unnecessarily.

Cancel/ prepay

If you cancel or modify your reservation at least 2 days before your date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If you cancel or modify your reservation later, or if you do not show, 100% of the first night will be charged.

Extra beds

We can add a maximum of 1 extra bed in the room. We have 1 baby bed and a high-chair available. Surcharges are not included and must be paid separately.


Cash on arrival is preferable, but transfer to our bank account number is also possible. The IBAN number is: RABO 0124 9895 27 NL04 (BIC code: RABONL2U) t.n.v. Bed & Breakfast The Kraaienest (applies only within Europe). You can also pay by debit card or credit card, but a 3% transaction fee will be charged.


Parking in front of the accommodation is free, but it is not possible to cross the bridge with a big car (e.g., an SUV or Transporter). (You will need to cross a small bridge and make a sharp turn.) You can also park for € 3.00 per day outside the accommodation. You can obtain a visitors permit for an additional fee.


Please send questions through the mail. We will reply to your message as soon as possible. If you have any questions after reading our website, you can always contact us by email or phone:

+31 6 41 64 37 17 Roxane van Engelen


All guest rooms have central heating and a private, en suite toilet and shower. When you arrive, you will find the beds are made, plenty of bath towels are available, and shampoo, conditioner and bath-and shower gel are present. You can make coffee and tea whenever you like. There is a fridge provided for guests who bring refreshments. For an additional fee, you can also take a drink from the fridge. All guest rooms have a television. There is also free Wi-Fi.

Further details

The entire B&B is non-smoking. There is a covered place outside to smoke. Pets are allowed only upon request. We would like to talk to you in advance about it.


Bed & Breakfast The Kraaienest provides short-term overnight accommodation to small-scale recreational users in our house. B&B The Kraaienest does not offer temporary housing and is not a hotel or Guest House. The main function of our municipal monument is as a place to live with our family and the secondary function is to provide a bed and breakfast.