Our big house (200 m2) was built in the 30's and still has this feel. It has been renovated multiple times since then, so it is now a modern comfortable home with 7 rooms ( 4 bed rooms), 2 bath rooms, a tiny gym, a big kitchen (with al the modern features), a back garden suited for relaxing, a front garden with swings and a trampoline for children. A supermarket, bakery, butcher and other small shops are literally at the back door, the tram and bus stop in front of the door (25 minutes to the city centre of Rotterdam) and a small forest with lakes is only a 5 minutes walk away.
We have lived here for 3 years with so much joy. You have the relaxing atmosphere of space and nature in the suburbs and you still are close to the city centre of Rotterdam. It is easy to get on a train to explore the rest of the country's beauties as well (Delft, Den Haag, Scheveningen, Hoek van Holland, Amsterdam, Utrecht are all easy to reach within an hour). You can reach several beaches along the coast in 30 minutes.
We live in the house with 2 children: 3 and 5 years old. A lot of toys will be at your disposal, as well as small bikes, etc. You can use our bikes as well for beautiful bike trips.
We love to go to all kinds of places, but preferrably very near to water (lakes/rivers/seas).