Sleeping by the IJssellake

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B&B and apartment in the heart of Stavoren, Friesland. "Sleeping by the IJssellake" is very suitable for leisure and holiday stays. There are two apartments in total, both suited for 2-4 people. They are situated on the first floor of a typically old Dutch Frisian Dike house with stunning views over the IJssellake (the former Zuydersea, these days fresh water!). Enjoy a beautiful sunset and watch ships sail by from your own living room and idyllic roof terrace. The apartment is located in the quite and picturesque centre of Stavoren, one of the famous Frisian 11-cities. Ever since 950 BC Stavoren received city-rights, however these days it's a small village full of character incl. 5 harbours, little restaurants and bars, and off course the famous statue " the female of Stavoren".

Stavoren is reachable by car, train or in the summer even by ferry "De Bep Glasius" departing from Enkhuizen. There are free-public parking facilities in front of the house and the trainstation and ferryterminal are at 0,43 Miles walking distance (only footpassangers & bicycles). There are also some charging stations for electrical cars.

The sandy beach where you can swim, surf and sunbath is only at a 2 min. walking distance from the apartment. The accommodation "Sleeping by the IJssellake" is completely self sufficient; it has it's own rise and private bathroom (with a good shower!). The living room consists out of a built-in kitchen, beautiful lounge area, a queen size comfortable double bed and a pretty roof terrace. In a separate room there are also two single beds enjoying a beautiful view over the canal running along the front of the house. This means you have complete privacy. 

We hope to be able to welcome you in Stavoren!

For reservations or questions please send an email to: or phone us on: +31 (0)6 29 444 325

We would love to help you!

Contact details:

Loekie Heintzberger & Wybren Terpstra

Voorstraat 102, 8715 JC, Stavoren, The Netherlands

+31 (0)6 29 444 325

Impression apartment no 1

Impression apartment no 2

The dikehouse " Sleeping by the IJssellake" and its natural surroundings

Both apartments have stunning views over the IJssellake:


Suitable for 2-4 persons

Fully selfcontained

Own entry

Private bathroom (shower, toilet, washbasin)

Lounge area with built in kitchen

Queen size comfortable double bed

Seperate room with 2 single beds

Small roofterace with 2 outdoor chairs and table

Complete privacy

Parkingfacilities (free)


Prices per day 2023 - 2024

€  90,- EURO per night for 2 people (Low season: Jan./Febr. and Nov./Dec.).*

€ 110,- EURO per night for 2 people (Mid season: March/April/May/June and Sept./Oct.).

€ 125,- EURO per night for 2 people (High season: July and August).


* With the exception of the Spring break, Easter, the Autumn break and the Christmas Holiday/New Year (€ 125,- EURO per night for 2 people)


Extra pers.: € 35,- Euro per night (max. 4 people).
Children: € 20,- Euro per night (2 until 12 years).

Children up to the age of 2 are free.


Breakfast is often available upon request during the low season, costs are 10 euro per person per night.

Our breakfast service is unfortunately not available during the high season, however the apartement provides plenty of coffee & tea, sugar and milk.

Price per week 2023 - 2024

€ 500, - EURO per week for 2 people (Low season: Jan/Febr. and Nov.and Dec.).

€ 650, - EURO per week for 2 people (Mid season: March/April/May/June and Sept./Oct.).

€ 750, - EURO per week for 2 people (High season: season July and August).

* With the exception of the Spring break, Easter, the Autumn break and the Christmas Holiday/New Year (€750,- EURO per week for 2 people).

Extra pers.: € 25,- Euro per night (max. 4 people).
Children: € 20,- Euro per night (2 until 12 years).

Children up to the age of 2 stay for free.


Please check below the availabilty for both apartments


(Please note you can not make a instant booking via the calender for reservations or questions please contact us directly)


A beautiful view

Bed linen

Bath towels

Tea-towels and washing up liquid

Shampoo & conditioner

Nespresso cups *

Tea selection

Salt & pepper

 Sugar and milk

24 hours access/private entrance

Free parking facilities opposite

Room cleaning (day of arrival)

Tourist Tax 1,25 p/p/pn


* Limited amount depending on length stay


Free internet Wi-Fi

Air conditioning

Flatscreen television (70+ channels)




Nespresso (Magimix Essenza Mini)

Coffee Maker


Double induction cooking plate


Cooking utensils

Handheld mini hoover

First Aidkit

Fire extinguisher


Check-out time is untill 10:00.
Check-in time is from 17:00 onwards.

It's a non-smoking apartment! Sorry, no parties/no noise.

Animals are normally not allowed, in some circumstances we might make an exception (€ 40, - per night).

In the mid and high season we only except bookings from 7 nights or longer (exceptions possible). During the winterweekends (Fri. / Sun) we have a minimal booking of two nights or longer.

The apartment is located on the first floor. Due to the staircase the apartement is unfortunately not accesible for wheelchairs.

The area and it's surroundings:

Stavoren is one of the famous Frisian 11-cities. : "Elfsteden towns"

This location is ideal when you love cycling or hiking. There are beautiful paths along the dike, beach and in the forest (Rijsterbos). We recommend the Frisian coastal path (LAW 5-4), the Zuiderzee path (LAW 8) and cycle route LF22  which run directly along the apartment. Bikes are for rent opposite the B&B and we can store your bikes safely away at night. Even more importantly Stavoren is a sailors paradise, there are 5 harbours, small and large lakes suitable for sailing, wind- & kite-surfing, fishing and swimming which off course all can be seen from your own living room.

We know the area very well and we love to give you tips and recommendations so you can experience Friesland like a Friesian! In the apartment are also leaflets, magazines and books about the area and off course our recommendations on wining and dining and the most delicious restaurants in the area. We like to make your stay special and comfortable, so please do not hesitate to ask us for tips!

In the area:

The dike and the pier are within 2 min. walking distance.

The sandy beach where you can swim is also a 2 min. walk from the apartment.

The LF22 Zuyderzeepad and bike trail, bike trail and 98 go directly past the apartment.

Surf and kite beaches, right at your doorstep or at the "Potvis", Stavoren. Further more "The Mirnser Kliff" is also a kiter's paradise.

Boat hire, harbour " De Roggebroek", Stavoren.

The picturesque old harbor with the famous statue "The lady of Stavoren" is a 4 min. walk.

The old port is surrounded by many cozy restaurants and cafes, where you can eat or drink something delicious.

The Inner Harbor, the Marina harbor and outer harbor.

The old lock, the new lock and pumping station.

The woods of Gaasterland.

The ferry to Enkhuizen (as a day trip highly recommended!)

Within cycling distance there are pretty towns such as Hindeloopen, Molkwerum, Workum, Laaxum, Mirnserklif and Oudemirdum.

By train from Stavoren to Sneek (25 min.).

Shops etc...

A large supermarket (COOP), this is open mon./fri .: 8: 00-20: 00 and Sat: 8:00 to 18:00 and Sundays open from 10:00 to 13:00.

A pharmacy and flower shop, the Lotus (located in the supermarket De Coop).

Delicious restaurants;e.g.: De Koebrug, De Visserman, De Kruitmolen, Grand Cafe de Schans and de Potvis.

Post Office and toyshop "de Snuffelsjop", Voorstraat 22, Stavoren.

Bicycle hire O. Boxum opposite the appartement (only open in the evening) and by the Snuffelsjop, Voorstraat 22, Stavoren during the day.

Barge canal trips, for scenic day trips or just a few hours on the water see

2 Fish and chips mongers and a traditional local butcher.

Klazien hair salon and hairdresser Pearl.

Water sports and casual wear shops and sailmakers.

Galleries: Ceramics Workshop Basalt, the Museum Toankamer ponthus, Jopie Huisman museaum (Workum).

Tourist Office / "Tip" open from April-October.

Parking and travel advice

Parking and public transport:

Car: free public parking spaces are directly opposite the apartment.

Train: The apartment is easily accessible by train. The train station is at a 10 min. walking distance (0,43 Miles).

Ferry service: Stavoren <--> Enkhuizen, the ferry terminal is at a 10 min. walking distance (0,43 Miles), next to the train station, for more information please visit the following site: Please note the ferry travels 3 times a day between 1 April untill the 1st October.

Deposit and cancelation policy

For reservations we kindly ask you to pay a deposit of 50% of the total sum. As soon as you have sent your request we shall send you your reservation details incl. our bank details. The remaining amount of money can be paid upon arrival. We have an English account (Barclays bank) and a Dutch account for your convenience.

Please note: if you cancel 90 days prior to your arrival we will refund your deposit. If you cancel within a period of 14 days before your arrival time we will charge you the full amount. We advice you to cover yourself with a travel insurance.

Apartment Sleeping by the IJssellake

Loekie Heintzberger & Wybren Terpstra

Voorstraat 102
8715 JC
The Netherlands