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The beautiful dunes and sea and a direct railway connection to amsterdam in 25 minutes! It's all possible here!
The former Railway House, built in 1867, is almost brutally shot through with a large Cortensteel volume. On two sides an extension is achieved with hard lines and large glass surfaces, which focuses on the surrounding greenery. The small Railway House literally breaks through its ancient walls outside and provides new insight into landscape. The old railway cottage is on the inside almost unchanged.
The remains of numerous alterations have been removed, leaving a pure and characteristic brick cottage. This old section provides security and simultaneously connects all contiguous open spaces of the house. From the middle of the house you will experience long sightlines and a waterfall staircase connecting the various floors. On the east side a volume is added to the entrance and the living room. In the basement you can find the sleeping area with bathroom. By making the extension narrow and elongated an intimate patio is created on the south side, covered with shells.
On the west side the expansion is oriented in the width. This dining room is linked to the kitchen in the old Railway House. In the Railway House exciting reversals between inside and outside arise. The outside of the house is the interior for the dining room and the patio looks mostly an interior space. Old elements and new additions alternate each other surprisingly. Hard materials meet the gentle atmosphere of the old house. In the interior this variety continues.
Design classics combined with found objects, a persian carpet on the hard untreated concrete, a surfboard next to the dining table and a serie of remarkable plants throughout the Railway House. You also can find an extraordinary art collection which gives every space a special and unique atmosphere.
The house is only available for a minimum of 3 days.
Jeroen van Zwetselaar, ZW6 interior
No smoking in the whole building.
We have a big garden with a variety of garden furniture to enjoy outdoor living.
It's a shoeless house. We have comfortable Moroccan slippers, which you can use.
Check-in and check-out times are flexible.
We don't allow pets.
We can give you a lot of information about the National Park, Santpoort, Haarlem, Bloemendaal, Amsterdam and how to go by bike to the sea or how to go by train to Amsterdam Central.
A phantastic house with a very modern and great architecture and interior. Jeroen received a special award from the Dutch Architecture Association - for a good reason.
Also the location is ideal. The house borders to a nature reserve which reaches from the house to the beach. A wonderful bike-ride from the house to the beach through a very natural area takes you in 15 min to the water!
The house provides all necessary equipment and Jeroen and Laura are very nice hosts.
An enjoyable stay!
It was our best trip we have made in Holland. The family van Zwetselaar is super friendly and an outstanding host. The house in which we lived, he had himself designed and rebuilt, and it's even get an international design award. And rightly so ! The House is absolutely unique and it was a very special feeling to live in it, because everything is so perfectly matched. We have made a lot of trips and Jeroen our host, gave us many valuable insider tips! It was all in all a perfect holiday and we would do it exactly the same again. Thanks for everything!
My family and I had an amazing christmas period in the RailHouse. The area is very beautiful and invites long walks through the woods or down the beach. The house has a great atmosphere and will allow you to feel like you are home away from home.
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