About This Listing
PERFECT LOCATION BETWEEN CITY CENTRE AND UNIVERSITY
We live with our family of 5 in an old school build in 1927. Our house is build in an old neighborhood near the park " Het Noorderplantsoen ". Within the old gymnasium of the school a guest room has been created. It can hold 4 people comfortably (2 on a double bed and 2 in a bunk bed) and even 6 on a extra sofa bed. It has got it's own entrance, it's own shower and toilet. It's also got it's own kitchenette with a fridge, a hob, a microwave and a sink. Also a television and good WIFI are available. We provide bedsheets and towels and if you stay more then a week or so you can also use our washer.
You look out on to the garden of the house with a little terrace you can use. The distance to town is 5 minutes by bike and there are a couple of extra bikes for you to use. The apartment is perfectly suitable for a couple, family or a group of friends. A supermarket is very nearby and a railway station (Groningen Noord) is at a short walking distance.
Groningen is an old city with a lively buzz to it. The nightlife is very good and we can also provide you with some good tips for restaurants in the city centre. The city has got a lot of culture and it's near the lovely and quiet Wadden islands. Also the surroundings have got a lot to offer. Our house is also situated very close to the popular walking trail "Het Pieterpad" that runs from the northern tip of the Netherlands to the most southern tip of the country.
Let us know if you would like the bikes, we set them up for you.
Hope to CU soon
Bas and Jo
Smoking is not allowed in the apartment. It is allowed in the garden.
This is the perfect place to stay at. First of all the family, Bas and Jo plus their three daughters, all of them helpful and charming. They make you feel totally relaxed, part of the family and at home. Secondly, the original old school and the apartment, where you have everything you need, especially a very good bed and, during night, absolute silence. Thirdly, the surroundings, the area. Beautiful, cozy Dutch houses, a park, the centre within walking distance. All in all, this is Groningen at its best. Thanks!
Het appartement van Bas en Jo was voor een een perfecte uitvalsbasis om in het weekend een rondje vrienden te doen. Het appartement is eenvoudig maar van alle gemakken voorzien en de kinderen vonden de bedstee geweldig! Jo ving ons 's avonds laat nog hartelijk op en hielp ons mee snel geïnstalleerd te raken. De buurt is onze lievelingsbuurt en handig is ook dat er een supermarkt om de hoek is. Wat ons betreft blijft dit onze 'pied à terre' als we weer naar Groningen komen.
The apartment has an amazing location, around 15 minutes walk to the city centre (even less by bike). The neighbourhood is quiet and beautiful, and there is a beautiful park just one street away. Its also not far from the University campus. The apartment is spacious, cozy, and has plenty of light. Bas and Jo and also their girls are very welcoming and friendly, and they provided inmediately everything we needed. We could use their washing machine and clothes dryer, which was very helpful. Totally recommended!
The lovely former elementary school which Bas and his gorgeous family chose to maintain as a guest house met every expectations I and my family had and even exceeded them. Situated in a idle, quiet neighborhood the guest house provided us a perfect location be it for a relaxing walk in the nearby park (which often has lots of amazing festivals in by the by), or a tour of the city center which is located not that far from the house itself. The “innkeeper”, Bas is a wonderful, positive fellow who is often quick to help out in every situation you might find yourself in. If you need a screwdriver to fix something, he’s your guy. If you need a brief on the city, he’s your guy. He even offers a selection of bikes, for any who wish to experience the Dutch lifestyle at firsthand. And what better way than on one of Holland’s national symbols - the bicycle itself. In conclusion if you’re the sort that just wants to get away from it all and to spent a quiet stay with some lovely landlords then I full heartedly recommend Bas and his generous family.
Five star accommodation and hosts. The apartment was in a lovely area of a beautiful city. We had everything we needed, were very comfortable and Bas and his family were ace. Very welcoming and informative.
Bas and his family were incredibly welcoming and accommodating during my stay. I was traveling alone and they made sure I had things I needed, knew where I was going, etc. They went out of their way to make recommendations, tell me about the city, and even invited me to a family/friend BBQ one night, which was great and I never would have expected to have the opportunity! The unit is quaint, spacious (especially for one :)), and is in a nice location - walking distance to the city center, a big park, and a local grocery. I would love to stay again if I have the chance to come back and visit.
This host has 8 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Bas
Hi, we are Bas and Jo. We love to get to know other people. We absolutely love our city of Groningen and can give you nice tips of places to visit or to (website hidden) is a keen tennis player and Bas is not as sporty but can act like a sporty person. We have 3 little girls and the best summary of their characters is energy. They are pretty lively and a good laugh. They all speak english and dutch.