A stay in Zuidlaren can offer you the best of two worlds. Nature, space, stillness next to one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands: vibrant Groningen.
Did you know that Zuidlaren in 2014 has been chosen as greenest village of Europe?
We live in a beautiful part of Zuidlaren with lots of old beech and oak trees. Many houses in the street were build around 1930.
We live in a detached, modernised characteristic house that was build in 1936 (architectural style “Amsterdamse school”) with a big garden around it. They told us it was the first house that was build in the street and it had to impress.
Across the street there is a special wooded big parc /terrain called 'Dennenoord/Pineplace' with culturalhistorical value. In 1895 Dennenoord, a mental institution were psychiatric patients lived, was set up. And still it is home to small groups of vulnerable people. In the far past lots of people in our street worked at Dennenoord and some patients had room and board in the street. In the parc you find historic buildings, an animal pasture, a watertower, church etc. Dennenoord was like a minitown. Our kids like to walk there with us, feed the animals vegetable peelings, and the roads are perfect for skating. The terrain connects our neighbourhood the west of Zuidlaren to the center of Zuidlaren.
We renovated the house through the years. Since we have small children and the most important thing to us, is spending time with them, it has been (and is in some ways) a work in progress. The house is around 175 m2. We want to give the garden in a next fase more love and attention, but it’s green and private on one side. There is a double swing, a small playhouse, sandbox and an trampoline in summer. As well as a large picnic table.
On the ground floor there is a big space with living area in warm colours, play area for kids, kitchen and a round dinner table. On the ground floor there is also a studyroom (this can be used as a fifth sleepingroom), hallway and laundry room and toilet.
First floor: bedroom with a double bed (160x200) and a treetop view, two children's bedrooms (one room has a small bed 150 cm long, but we have an extra matras 200x80 (and can set up a bed), one bathroom with toilet, shower and bath.
Second floor: 1 children bedroom.
Our property has the shape of a long triangle, on one long side there is 50 km road, on the other long side a 30 km road. In the evening/at night it is always quiet. During the day there is normal traffic.
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