Family home near Amsterdam!

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Almere, Netherlands

Hello and welcome to our home near Amsterdam!

Our townhouse is great for families, and is the perfect way to experience Amsterdam (and much more), while staying outside of the hustle and bustle of a major city.

The direct train ride into the heart of Amsterdam takes only 28 minutes (according to the train schedule on ns.nl ☺), and the train station is only a short walk, (or bike ride, or 1 stop on the bus,) away from our home.
By car the Amsterdam border is only 14 minutes away, but to get downtown into the city center will be 25 minutes.

Our home is typically Dutch, as in: narrow and tall! It is roughly 30 years old. Right now it can sleep 5 people in 3 beds + a baby (crib).

Downstairs is all one open concept kitchen, living, dining area, plus a small hallway and guest toilet.
Upstairs has a main bedroom and two small bedrooms, and a bathroom with a shower(the original one that came with the house. We wanted to update it, but that hasn’t worked out yet).
The kitchen has more counter space than pictured, and comes with most anything you could need.
Also not pictured are the large dining table and chairs!

Through the living room area you can reach the sunny, small, private garden. It is completely fenced in with a lockable gate, so children can safely play without being able to leave the yard unattended.

We have good wi-fi, and TV channels in multiple languages.

Our house is pet friendly.
(If you’re bringing your pet we ask that you please not let them relieve themselves in our yard! Our own dog isn’t allowed to go there either, and one pee from another dog would make him want to mark his territory. We want to keep it clean for the children who play out there, yours included.)

Our home is strictly non-smoking!!!

About the area:

Our neighborhood is safe and child friendly. There is a small play area almost directly behind our house, and playgrounds, parks, a petting zoo, a pool, and more, in walking distance.

Almere is a newer city with tons of dedicated pedestrian and bike paths. In fact, our home is on a pedestrian, bike and scooter only street. That means that you can walk out the front door and take long walks or bike trips with your kids without ever encountering a car! If you have a car you will park it on the other side of the house, in the dead end street adjacent to our street. That means your car is just steps from the door, but traffic stays far from your house. It’s a great system.

The dedicated bike paths run throughout the entire city and nature surrounding Almere, and make biking a great way to get around!

Alternatively, the busses in Almere run on their own street system as well. Public transport here is efficient and quick, as they’ll almost never have to share the road with cars.

Our home is in a quiet and calm neighborhood, but it’s only a short distance to the center where you can find shopping, dining, a theatre, a movie theater that also plays most movies in English, kids activities, and if you’re into natural living, the center features two full size organic supermarkets. Of course there are a plethora of other grocery stores, and many will also deliver to your home.

We are 38 minutes from the airport, by train.

Things to do:

How about lunch on a dutch pancake boat, or a burger at the real ( imported) American Diner next to the playground?

When you don’t have a destination but just want to get out, within a short drive (also reachable by bus) is the Kemphaan, a park like place with multiple playgrounds, an organic greenhouse, cafe, restaurant, monkey rescue, adventure zip line, and more. It’s a great free place to spend an afternoon, and on the weekend they host an organic farmer’s market.

On a rainy day try the tropical indoor pool, with multiple pools and slides, located at the Center Park about 20 minutes away, which also offers many other fun activities.

Also about 20 minutes from our house is the Muiderslot, an old knights castle that offers fun tours and activities.

Those are just a few of the things you can do in our area. I’d be happy to help you find more activities based on your interests!

And of course all of Amsterdam is just a short distance away!

If you’re interested in day trips I can recommend the Keukenhof, the famous fairytale theme park “The Efteling”, and much more. Feel free to get in touch.

Country Netherlands
State/Province Flevoland
distance: 433 Kilometers
Address Almere, Netherlands
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