Charming historical wooden house in Bergen, Norway

Charming historical wooden house in Bergen, Norway




Jan 2020

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home dates back to 1704 and is one of the oldest wooden houses in Bergen. The house has lovely old features, which makes it warm, inviting and cozy. We have a burning interest in antiques and have decorated the house thereafter. The rooms reflect the typical vintage wooden house style of Norway and might give you a nice experience of traditional Norway. The house is divided in two separate entities, with Maria’s mum living on the first floor, and our home on the second and third floor. Upon entering the staircase, you will reach the living room, which gives access to a separate kitchen, washing room and terrace as well as the main bedroom and the staircase to the third floor. There you will find the bathroom with shower, and three separate bedrooms. Two of them have a single bed and the biggest of the three has a double bed. Our kitchen is well equipped. We also love gardening, and since we only have a small terrace, you will find plants both inside as well as outside the house.


More about us

  1. We are Thomas & Maria, a family of five including 3 children (boy - 13, girls - 7 and 2). Thomas is Belgian and Maria is Norwegian. We both live in the middle of Bergen, a coastal town on the west coast of Norway and the 2nd largest in the country. We are Thomas & Maria, a family of five including 3 children (boy - 13, girls - 7 and 2). Thomas is Belgian and Maria is Norwegian. We both live in the middle of Bergen, a coastal town on the west coast of Norway and the 2nd largest in the country.

  2. Maria is an actress and also a teacher at a local Walfdorf school and Thomas works with the Erasmus+ programme at a Norwegian state agency. He is also a Scottish bagpipe player.

  3. Our home is situated in the middle of the historical city centre of Bergen, and dates back to 1704. All kids are very tidy and well used to living in a house full of antiques. We have a lot of common interests, which includes antiques, gardening, long walks as well as a big musical interest. We travel often to family in Belgium and to Scotland, where Thomas plays in a grade 2 Scottish pipe band in Aberdeen.

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Where is it?


Our home is very central, within walking distance to all main attractions and museums. The house is located on the top of a hill, overlooking the city and from the living room and main bedroom, you can see several of the seven mountains surrounding the city.

Nordnes, where our home is located, is one of the oldest and most picturesque areas in Bergen with a lot of history. It's perfect for strolls through the lovely parks and streets with old wooden houses. At 10 minutes from the house, there is Akvariet, Norway's largest aquarium and one of Bergen's biggest tourist attractions as well as the historic outdoor swimming pool Nordnes sjøbad, with heated swimming pool and the possibility to swim in the fjord.

Since Nordnes is a peninsula in the middle of the city, it is also a quiet and safe area. Shops, cafe's, bakeries and restaurants are nearby, and there is also the possibility for city bike rental just outside the house. The boat terminal to reach all the fjords like Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord by express boat is only a 5 minutes’ walk from the house.

If you are interested in hiking and nature, the mountains and forest are only a 10 minutes’ walk away, and one can easily take the Fløyen funicular to reach the top of Fløyen mountain in little time. Bergen is surrounded by seven mountains, which all are very suited for hiking. Two of them also have a funicular, which makes them easily accessible for everyone.

Buzzy restaurants
Da stefano, Spisekroken, Munken bistro
Cool bars
Henriks øl og vinstove, Bar Amundsen, Biskopen, Pinguinen, Apollon, Ferdinand på Engen
Cozy cafés
Dromedar caffebar, det lille Kaffekompani, Kaffemisjonen
Bit of culture
Bryggen, Fløyen Funicular, Bergen's mountains, Gamle Bergen, Akvariet, Kode, Cultural History Museum of the University
Walks in the park
Nordnesparken, Fløyen, Botanical gardens, Nygaardsparken
Spot of exercise
mountains surrounding Bergen, Voss
Day tripping
Voss, Sognefjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway in a nuttshel

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