The house is just outside the centre of Zwolle, an old town with a typical Dutch canal around it. Wi-fi is available and at the back of the house there is a garden. The house is located in a quiet neighbourhood and just around the corner there are many shops. It is a beautiful area to bike (one bike available) and to visit old cities and the nearby forest. Every bigger city can be reached in about one to two hours. (by car or by train)
The living room is large and part of it is an open plan kitchen. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms, two smaller ones with one bed, a bigger one with one bed (and a trundle bed) and there is a loft with a double bed. Three rooms have a washbasin and there is a bathroom with shoer, toilet and sink. Towels and bedclothes are available and free.
It's a 15 minute walk to the old city. There are a lot of restaurants, Dutch and international.
Within 5 minutes walking distance there is a large park to walk around and a children's farm house and playground.
So if you stay here, there is culture, you are near the big Dutch cities (none of them has more than half a million inhabitants), rivers, lakes and forests.
The railwaystation is within 10 minutes walking distance.
This 800 year old town has great charme, a beautiful rural environment and excellent public transport (train and bus) to the rest of our country.
Guests who don't smoke and are willing to live together with other guests, are very welcome.
Interaction with Guests
I am living in the same house as my guests. When necessary, I will stay with a friend. If you stay only for a short time I can take care of the breakfast. If my guests need something, I will help them to realize things.
In my neighbourhood is the atmosphere of a cosy class neighbourhood from the fiftees.
In the shops there is everything you need. People are very friendly and helpful.
It is a ten minutes walk to the station. From there it is easy to travel to every city in Holland. Free parking is possible for 16 hours per week. Another free possibility is in 5 minutes walk.
From Schiphol there is a direct train to Zwolle.
Other Things to Note
If you like to cook yourself: there is a large kitchen which can be used by everyone who lives in the house.
It is important to me that you leave the house in the state you found it: clean. Smoking is not permitted in the house. There is the possibility to smoke in the garden if no other person is there.
During your stay you can eat vegetables and fruit from the garden when available.
Without my permission it is not allowed to use the telephone that belongs to the house.
It is allowed of being used when others are calling you.
Pets are not welcome.
Margreet ist sehr liebenswert und fürsorglich. Man fühlt sich rundum wohl. Das Haus und der Garten sind sehr schön. Hab mich gefühlt wie im Hotel! :-) Auf dem Zimmer waren Waffeln und Tee, das Bett war bequem und alles sehr sauber. Eine wundervolle Unterkunft! Danke, Margreet!
Margreet is the best! From the minute you arrive you are made to feel welcome and at home. Margreet is kind, amazingly generous and very knowledgeable about Zwolle and the surrounding towns and cities. Nothing is too much problem for Margreet and she ensures you are free to feel completely at home. She always made sure I could use her bike or the house bike. This made for many lovely outings cycling around Zwolle and ensured I could easily visit my son in nearby Hattem, which was the purpose of my visit. Margreet's house is close to the trains and buses also adding to the ease of visiting other places. The house is spacious and it is very easy to relax and do your own thing including cooking and baking, while at the same time Margreet's friendly nature means we had many lovely and enjoyable conversations and shared some meals. I would highly recommend a stay in Margreet's lovely house for however short or long you are visiting The Netherlands. I will be forever grateful that Margreet made it so easy for me to thoroughly enjoy my stay while visiting my son.
Margreet's house was lovely and she was extremely accommodating and helpful about my last-minute booking. I would not hesitate to stay there again and can warmly recommend it.
This nice house with a relaxed host I can recommend to everyone!
For work I had to stay over in Zwolle for 1 night and arriving at Margreets place felt like coming home. If you feel like talking there's a possibility for that, Margreet is an interesting person to meet in life, if you feel like being quiet on your room that's also okay.
This house is located only 10 minutes walk, through a shopping street, to the main city centre. Perfect!
Een huis op een handige plek ten opzichte van station en centrum. Gastvrij ontvangen, prima kamer.
We love Margreet so much! That is a pity that I just only stayed one night : Margreet is so lovely, caring and thoughtful. Her house is cozy , warm and clean. The location is very close to the station with a walk in 10 mins around. This is a fantastic choice to stay here. :>
I chose to stay here while doing work experience in Zwolle. I was working long hours, and it was so comforting to know I could return to a very clean, warm, safe and comfortable house at any time of the day. Margreet was very very heplful, she lent me her bike to use to get to work, showed me around town, we sharred many nice meals together and had great conversations, which helped me understand the dutch way. An amazing how, beautifully furnished, great garden and very comfortable beds!! Loved it.
I am Margreet, I am a teacher in highschool. I teach the German language. My hobbys are: learning Italian, biking, my garden, my kids and grandchildren. I live in an old part of Zwolle and enjoy the life here. Once a monthe I organize a payed dinner at my place (for about 8 persons). In general I like eating together with friends and sharing what is moving us.