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About this listing

you can stay in our house which is an old school from 1927. It's a listed building build in a typical "Amsterdamse school" style.

The space

This period our whole house is available for renting out.

Groningen is a wonderful lively city with an old city centre. The city is perfect for shopping and relaxing. It´s got good restaurants, pubs and 3 cinemas.
The area around the city of Groningen has got a couple of surprising attractions. The islands Schiermonnikoog and Borkum (Germany) are easy to visit for a daytrip. A beautiful zoo is at 50 minutes car drive and several nature parks are at 30-45 minutes drive.

We live in an old characteristic school, built in 1927. The building is listed by the council of Groningen. It's situated in an old neighborhood of Groningen and near an beautiful old park and the city centre is a 5 minutes by bike. We have got a garden facing south and 2 roof terraces.

In total we can facilitate comfortably host a number of 10 people and with a bit of a squeeze a maximum of 15 people. 4 can sleep in our guest room. The rest in our bedrooms upstairs. We have 2 bathrooms in total.

You can make of our bikes. 6 adult bikes and 3 kids bikes. And a supermarket is at a distance of 200 meters.

Guest access

You will have access to the whole house.

Interaction with guests

When you stay in our house we won't be there. You will have contact with one of our neighbors and you will be able to ring me on my cellphone or text me.

Other things to note

Our house is a listed building for the council. This means we can't alter anything to it without permission of the council first.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 15
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $23 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $115
Security Deposit: $1153
Weekend Price: $519 / night
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House Rules

Our house is a family home. There are lots of toys (mainly girls toys). So families are very welcome. Some rules apply to feed the 3 chickens daily and to lock them up for the night. Only the big fire is allowed to be used. Wood shall be provided.

You can make use of our Sonos system with spotify function. You will find the control on the working top of the kitchen.

The televisions have their separate remote controls and their will be a short explanation for them.

We take great effort in preparing our house for you when you visit and will try to have it as clean and tidy as possible. Cleaning material can be found in our utility room behind the kitchen. We expect of you to take effort in leaving the house in a state as you have found it.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Nienke User Profile
December 2015
This was our second visit to this amazing big house/little castle. It has everything we need; space, a large dining table, chickens, a trampoline, bicyles, lots of toys, a practical kitchen, a fire place amd it is stones throw away from a park and a short cycle into town. Bas is incredibly helpful and welcoming.

Marjan User Profile
January 2015
With a group of ten we spent a lovely time in the old school in Groningen. A very spacious apartment with a great atmosphere close to the city centre and a nice parc. Very nice, helpful and relaxed hosts. We can certainly recommend this place!

Linda User Profile
March 2014
We had a marvelous stay at this school/house. It is a real big house with a lot of space. Beds are comfortable and the kitchen is fully equipped. The house has everything you might need like games, books, xbox and even a Sonos sound system (we loved it) The location is good. Within fifteen minutes walking you are in the city center which hosts a myriad of activities like dining, shopping, culture and going out. Communication with the owner (Bas) was good, fast and convenient. We enjoyed staying here for a weekend and recommend it to everyone considering to stay in Groningen.

Miny User Profile
January 2014
We found this a very spacious and comfortable family home in quiet location near park and city centre. The house is well appointed for adults as well as children, including bicycles! We received a friendly welcome from the neighbour and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Groningen is a lively town with lots to see and do, as well as providing a good base for trips into the surrounding country side. Corresponding with Bas was easy, responses were always prompt and informative. They even left us fresh apple pie for our arrival. We loved our stay here and have no hesitation in recommending it to others!

Ronald-Lukas User Profile
July 2013
The house was perfect. It was clean, big and it was very nice to spend a week in it. Bas and his neighbor Kor, who showed us the house and answered our questions, were very polite and friendly. We had a lot of fun with the X-box and Lets Dance :)

Charlotte User Profile
July 2013
We were happy to stay at Bas'and Jo's home for 2 nights with a group of 9 and it was more than perfect. The house and the garden were beautiful. The kitchen was well eqipped and the rooms were lovely. Bas was incredibly friendly and helpful, as well as his neighbour who gave us the key. We would love to come again!

Nienke User Profile
December 2012
This is a truly amazing house. It's an old school so there is so much room and the building has lots of character, its also very practical and comfortable. Our children played all day with all the toys and loved feeding the chickens. We were able to use their bikes and (re)explore Groningen. It's a 5 minute walk to a park and a 5 minute bike ride to the center of town. We would highly recommend staying here.

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Bas User Profile

Hi, we are Bas and Jo. We are a family of 5. And absolutely love our city and our province. We have been running our Airbnb now for 3 years with great pleasure. This coming year we will live in Wales but another family will who live in our house will run our Airbnb with as much fun as us.

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