Modern house, in the centre of the Netherlands

Modern house, in the centre of the Netherlands


Feb 2016

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Central situated in Holland, in the new polder of Flevoland, we live 45' east from Amsterdam.....
We have a comfortable semi detached house, built in 2005, in Zeewolde (photo shows :left part of the semi-detached: ): ground floor: 88 sqm 2: living room and modern, easy to handle design dining kitchen with microwave and oven and an extra storage room, toilet downstairs. We have a beautiful floor of quartsite (July 2010) at the ground floor.
1st floor total 72sqm2: redecorated 2014 main bedroom with (2014) Pullman bed and guests room with Pullman bed as well, a dressing room, you can place your luggage there. Nice modern bathroom with whirlpool (Villeroy and Boch), shower and toilet.
2nd floor: attic with washing machine and dryer, 2 single beds, here it is warm, dry and it has a large Velux window with screen to make it dark.
Two terraces, ( northside ) (with automatically turn off/on lights, no worries about that) one with patio roof, ( Sept 2011), with loungeset and a pond to enjoy the sun and flowers and a sunny front garden. Parking spots along the house. In the garage we have a Sunbeam gas BBQ, some extra garden chairs, a parasol and bicycles available: Dutch bikes.

Information of the house, the area and Amsterdam ( in Eng + Dutch) guides are available, as well as info from other major cities as some biking information, also a "knooppuntenkaart" of the region (numbered routes).
Please take your own laptop/device with you for fiber optic Internet access with Wifi. No pets in our house! House is available in February and March 2020 for exchange
Please have a look to all the photos taken.


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  1. we are a couple of 66 and 68, hoping to travel again the coming years

  2. Gerrit is in pension

  3. Leny as well

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Bikes avaiable: Plenty Excellent biking facilities.
Within 100 km you will find 80% of the Netherlands beauty, including 7 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGES. We live in a young, spacious village Zeewolde, it is the centre of Holland, which did not exist 30 years ago, 2.8m. below sea level, but don't worry, the house is warm & dry and the area is safe. The village has 23.000 inhabitants, 5 supermarkets, and all kind of shops, sailing & sport facilities (2 golfcourses in Zeewolde, nearest 2,9 km ), 6 in the region.
What is a polder? in English: History:
Within 50km you will have the most beautiful nature and cities & villages of the Netherlands.
Perfect biking facilities in the country and in Zeewolde: You can take the bike and ferryboat from centre Zeewolde and cycle to Harderwijk/Ermelo/Veluwe, very popular biking area, further away Giethoorn ( very nice with a canaltour, weekdays less crowded), Utrecht: take a coffee down to the storages along the canal, so unique. Amsterdam with lots of history & museums: Rijksmuseum, van Gogh museum, Anne Frank House and the "spiderweb formation" of the canals for a boattour or just a stroll, with our Eng. guidebook with walks. Highlights near Rotterdam (with its large harbour f.i .Harbourtour on the Maasvlakte2): the Kinderdijk: which is the nr. 1 for tourists. Amazing Delta works against the see: Other lovely old cities: Leiden for a boattour and afterwards a coffee on a boat instead on a court. Delft , van Goghs hometown, and city hall. Kroller-Muller Museum has a large collection of van Goghs, take enough time for that as it is only accessable via the National Park: Large (what is large in Holland?) natural reservations within close distance: at 200!!meters from our doorstep: the forest Horsterwold, then Oostvaardersplassen in a 20 km distance, favorite for deer- & bird watching and the Veluwe with the Royal Palace 't Loo at Apeldoorn, (palace itself is closed now, renovation) with a Versailles-like garden, summermonths opened, and the CODA museum. The Veluwe is for biking most popular.The province of Drenthe as well. Zeewolde has two attraction parks, 1 for swimming and lots of sensation in case of a rainy day: the Eemhof: 18 kms from our house, still in Zeewolde: . And Walibi at Biddinghuizen.
Museums, the Hague: the Mauritshuis. One of my favourite museums and renovated, (Den Haag) as well as the Gemeentemuseum and the Panorama of Mesdagh (unique and one of the few left on earth).,
Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, (the girl with the pearl earring!)Leny's favourite museum.
In Amsterdam: A lot of paintings to be seen in the beautifully renovated Rijksmuseum: Rembrandt, Van Goghmuseum, and of course, nowadays The Hermitage of Amsterdam, read our guide from Amsterdam, we have it in Eng. and Dutch. Take a Museumcard if you want to visit more than 3-4 museums. (less waiting , and a lot cheaper) Be aware of rows of people waiting for the Anne Frank house, make a slot reservation on internet. Museums CLOSED on Monday! Except some larger museums in Amsterdam or the Hague, check on the internet.
Laren; Singer museum, (which is the nearest from our house, we like it)
Otterloo: Kröller-Müller museum.
Several harbours with sailing facilities in Zeewolde. Sail the IJsselmeer and visit lovely old towns: Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Stavoren the recommendation and for pictures of our kind Sloveninan HFE-ers navigating the Dutch waters! Sailing is very popular on the Friese Meren (Frysian Lakes) and the Loosdrechtse Plassen (lakes of Loosdrecht) or at Vinkeveense Plassen, you can hire there a sloep:/dinghy.
Car is recommended as the nearest railstations are in Harderwijk, Nijkerk and Almere. Busses from several places in Zeewolde to these cities as well. Free carparking at the railstations mentioned above. We have 1 lady bike and 1 mens bike (no electric) in the garage, when the weather is fine you can bike here on good paved paths (and see the tulips in the area, for the spring visitors).
History WWII interested guests:

Buzzy restaurants
Echoput in Apeldoorn, Tung Chinese restaurant, Zeewolde (former Asian Paradise)
Cool bars
in Amsterdam
Cozy cafés
we seldom go to cafes, there are some in the centre
Retail therapy
Nice old towns with good shopping: Harderwijk, Utrecht, Zeist, Amsterdam
Bit of culture
Read text with many tips, and our guides
Walks in the park
Horsterwold, Stille Kern (quiet centre of the Horsterwold
Spot of exercise
The best is to take our bikes, good cycle roads! New cycle path to Nijkerk, most cyclepaths are separated from car traffic
Day tripping
Utrecht, Amsterdam, The Hagues, the UNESCO sites

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