This modern, well designed, spacious and light family house near the water with 3 big South located terraces on the waterfront (approx.210 sq m) is comfortable and has all facilities to enjoy the pleasures of Amsterdam.
The house has been designed by architecture and is modern and cosy. A living room directly to the biggest 40 square meters terrace near the water where you can swim in summer and skate in winter. We also have a private pier including 20 square meters water terrace from which you can swim and take the boat. We have a big kitchen as we love to cook. You will have a private outdoor Sauna. The kitchen is well equipped with a 4-burner stove (induction), 1 oven and 1 steamer, a microwave, big fridge (2), freezer and dishwasher and a great espresso coffeemachine. Our family house consists of 4 different levels. On the ground floor we have a living/bedroom for our au pair; with seperate bathroom and a toilet. Our secured garage with 2 parking places is also on the ground floor. Via the garage but also with an external staircase connecting to the living room big terrace, you can access the private pier from where we swim in summer. Fishing from our pier is also possible throughout the year.
On the first floor we have a spacious living room with terrace and kitchen (on a different level). In summer this is very cool because the high (3.5m) ceiling.
On the second floor we have two bedrooms (master bedroom with a third beautiful 20 square meters terrace) and a room for a child (with 2 places to sleep also for adults if needed) and the second big bathroom with shower and comfortable bath. Here is also the second seperate toilet.
On the third floor there are two more big bedrooms with a third badroom with shower including third toilet. One of the bedrooms include a big 2 person bed. Here is also the seperate washingroom with modern washine-, and washdrying machine.
Our house is very clean, well organized & tidy, new (build in 2008). We have a professional cleaner every week. Our house is comfortable and light because of all windows south located
The house is located on a big park with 3 big playgrounds for children on the front side; on the backside the house is located on a 30meters wide water channel that connects to the IJburg harbour and the 'Markermeer lake' and Amsterdam historic city center channels which are next door....
We are living on an Island in the center of Amsterdam named 'IJburg', situated in the east of Amsterdam. The Island IJburg is newly constructed, very fashionable and offers interesting modern architecture. The location is excellent for running, cycling, skating (on ice and road), and water-sports; from watersurfing to kitesurfing and watersking. You will find our place excellent to see Amsterdam but also to stay longer to relax, exploring the rest of the Netherlands.
There is a beach at 300m from our house (www.blijburg.nl) including a bar-restaurants and lots of activities, There is also a second smaller and quieter beach at 1km as part of a large 'Diemer-park' where walking and various sports like football, hockey, running, skating, biking etc can be done.
The location of our house is ideally located to explore the nature in and next to Amsterdam; 3 parks, unique 'Diemervijfhoek' area, Muiden (including 'Amsterdam castle') cycling via a dike overlooking the big Markermeer lake, Amsterdam North Unesco heritage 'Stelling van Amsterdam' area...; reachable via walking and by bicycle.
200m from our house there is the harbor with various shops, cafes, restaurants, playgrounds and sports facilities.It is also possible to rent watersurf equipment near the harbor. There is a ferry from the harbor of IJburg to the Markermeer lake island of Pampus (www.pampus.nl).
In front of the house there is the 'Theo van Gogh-park' with 3 childrens playgrounds and football sport facilities; ideal for kids of different age.
Close to our place you will find a bakery, butcher, 2 grocery stores, a fish shop, Indonesian and Japanese take away, pizza, bars restaurants etc.
The best way to explore Amsterdam is by public transport, bicycle or on foot. Our house is well connected to Amsterdam by public transport to the center with tramway (15 min), bus and night-bus, bus to mega-cinema (Amsterdam Arena area) and shopping area. Amsterdam has all the things of a big city, museums (The Hermitage, van Gogh museum, and also for kids NEMO science museum and the tropical museum, the zoo), concerts, Bimhuis jazz concerts only 10 minutes by tram, Concertgebouw world famous concert hall and of course Melkweg and Paradiso for popular music, art-cinemas Rialto, Kriterion, the Movies, and the new film museum Eye etc., shops, cafes, restaurants, theater, markets (Albert Cuyp), canal boat tours etc etc. Amsterdam is small enough to explore on bike or on foot. The canal area (grachten gordel) and the ring of fortresses around Amsterdam (one fortress is at a few kilometers from our house, another can be reached by boat from the harbor of IJburg), are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
In 30 minutes you can enjoy the dunes and beaches of the North Sea, numerous picturesque villages, windmills, fields of flowers. Further away you can go to the islands, Rotterdam, the delta works. And within 1,5 hour drive from Antwerp, 5 hours drive from Paris. The perfect place to discover Europe!