House with garden, near Amsterdam, forest and sea

House with garden, near Amsterdam, forest and sea




Feb 2007

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

We offer a fine house in a quit and green neighbourhood in an active art village. From our house it is a few 100 meters till forest and dunes. We have three bedrooms, all with a double bed. Living room, kitchen, wash/storage room, bathroom, two toilets and garden. Our village is not only near the nature for walking, visit to the beach, but also a good location for day-trips to Alkmaar (5 km), Amsterdam (40 km), but also to playgrounds, musea, steamtrams etc. Shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, etc. you can find in the center of our village.


More about us

  1. We are a relatively new mixed family with 4 kids. Two will join us when we are travelling. Manuela is working as a Professor on the Univerity, Edwin is working as a Client Service Manager. We love to spend time with our kids but also to do our own stuff, walking (with or without the kids), going out, meet friends, cycling, dancing, going to concerts, cook, read books and listen to music. With our last home we made eight exchanges. We, and those families, fully enjoyed the exchanges! We think it's much nicer to stay in a normal local environment, between the residents, than in a vacation home in a park. We always provide an information package to help visitors make the most of their stay. There are a lot of activities nearby for kids of all ages but also for their parents!

  2. We think that with Covid one of the most save ways to holiday is do a house swap.

  3. We have a cat (Messi) who’s really sweet and loves people.

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Where is it?


Bergen is known as a village for artists and popular for tourists. Our house is located at a quiet road(dead end street). Our part of the village is green with a lot of trees and a mix of young (with kids) and elderly people. Bergen is located to the dunes and forest and 3 km from the beach, 5 km from the center of Alkmaar, 40 km from Amsterdam(half an our by train), 40 km from the island of Texel(very nice day trip!). Railway station at 4km (10 min. by bus). There are many walking and cycle roads (maps available) through the dunes, forest or the meadows. Bergen itself has fine shops, supermarkets, café's and restaurants. but Alkmaar (canal tour) and Amsterdam are also nice to visit. Note: There are 2 villages in the Netherlands that has the name Bergen. We life in the one located near Alkmaar in the province Noord Holland.

Buzzy restaurants
De Ware Jacob, Onder de Linden. For children Duinvermaak
Cool bars
Alkmaar / Amsterdam
Cozy cafés
Taverne (good and affordable food too)
Retail therapy
Bergen, Alkmaar, Haarlem, Amsterdam
Bit of culture
Bergen (buildings, museum, beach, dunes and forest), Alkmaar, Haarlem, Amsterdam
Walks in the park
From our house to the beach, dunes, meadows, our village, forest
Spot of exercise
Forest, dunes, beach
Day tripping
Alkmaar, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Texel

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