The Pater Wijnter Residence

naarden, outside amsterdam
4 bedroom - 2 bath
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Perks for the Parents

This spacious family home is close to Amsterdam and Utrecht and has plenty of space to play with indoor and outdoor toys, playgrounds nearby and a children’s farm a short walk away. Half of a double villa (185 sqm) dating to 1912, the charming family home has been recently renovated and fully modernized, and has a big and deep garden. It is situated in a peaceful neighborhood with a train station a 5-minute walk away, and the Dutch countryside an easy drive away. Naarden is an ideal base for exploring Amsterdam and surrounding areas: it is close to Amsterdam (20 km), Utrecht (30 km), both accessible by car or train. 

Why Kids Love it

The owners have 2 young boys (3 and 5 years old) and the house is stocked with lots of books, inside and outdoor toys and a trampoline. The spacious house has 2 children’s bedrooms and a bathroom with tub. The dining table has 3 high chairs. An open lounge area at the top of the house has a flat screen TV with Playstation. Nearby you can find multiple local playgrounds and a children’s farm within a 7-minute walk and the amusement park Oud Valkeveen a 10-minute drive away. Kids can play in the street or in the garden happily and safely.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights. Clean sheets and towels will be provided. Explore the neighborhood on 2 adult bikes, and 2 children bikes (one with 2 toddler seats). Netflix and WiFi are offered for guest use. No smoking. This is a private family home; please respect it as if it were your own home. Note that there are balconies on the first floor from the bedrooms, including the children’s bedroom. Children may need to be supervised on the balconies. There are no stair gates. Car rental is useful if you plan to use this home as a base from which to explore the Netherlands but it’s by no means essential; the Netherlands has a reliable public transit network connecting every major city, and the nearest train station is a 5-minute walk from the house.

About the Location

The residence is in Naarden, 20 km from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The area includes Naarden Vesting (15 minutes’ walk away), a UNESCO World Heritage Site with excellent restaurants and shopping facilities; Bussum (10 minutes’ walk away) has similar facilities. Naarden and its surroundings are a great area for outdoor sports with beautiful cycling and hiking trails nearby. A direct train runs to Amsterdam (and the airport) every 15 minutes from the train station Naarden-Bussum (approximately 20 minutes away). The house is a 5-minute walk to the train station and also near highway A1, an ideal starting point for almost every destination in the Netherlands by car. Schiphol Airport is 30 km away.

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is set over 185 sqm. The layout is as follows: ground floor - living room with fireplace and open kitchen, plus dining table seating 8. There is a modern kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, oven and Nespresso. The first floor has a master bedroom has a kingsize bed and access to a balcony overlooking the garden. The second bedroom has a junior bed and access to the front balcony. The third small bedroom has a baby crib. The bathroom has a double sink, walk-in shower and bath, and there is a separate toilet. The top floor has a bedroom with kingsize bed, a study that can double as a bedroom with an air bed, and a bathroom with shower and washer-dryer. The house and garden offer lots of space; kids can play in the garden or on the street and there is a trampoline.

Style Notes

Modern family. The historic and characteristic home was built in 1912. It is bright, well maintained and has been recently completely renovated and modernized. Spacious children’s bedrooms offer space to play, read book and sleep; the calming adult bedrooms have a simple color palette and soothing features and textures. The bedroom on the upper floor has sloping ceilings and a snug feel. The main living spaces are full of light with big doors to the garden and statement lighting. We love the sleek bathroom, with a sensational tub for bathtime, the long garden with a quiet lounge area at the back, and the family kitchen-diner, sure to be the hub of your stay.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
2 toddler bed
2 double air bed
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Jobbe J.
Member since January 26, 2018

Naarden, Outside Amsterdam

Star-shaped and surrounded by water

This north Holland town, 40 minutes east of Amsterdam, is like nowhere you’ve ever been before. Fully fortified, it is built in the shape of a star, with walls and a moat around it. Explore its heritage at the Fortress Museum, stroll through the streets to discover a 14th century church or take a boat trip around the fortifications to admire them up close.