The detached house at the Northern Dutch coast, between Alkmaar & Den Helder in St. Maarten, in the bungalow park De Wielen, is characterised by its informal atmosphere & high comfort. Animation for kids & rolls delivery service are part of the house of 85 m², which is located on a property of 400 m². It comprises a living/dining room with an open fireplace on the ground floor, as well as cable TV, Blue-Ray player, 32 inches LCD TV, digital satellite stereo, mini stereo (mp3 compatible) & newly built-in kitchen with Miele fittings & fridge. Additionally, there is a hallway, bathroom with shower at ground level & lumber-room with washing machine and a dryer (Miele), as well as iron & ironing board. On the top floor there are 3 bedrooms. Team 7 furniture, Miele appliances, landline telephone & fax, wireless internet, beach cabin, LCD TV by Sony with the German Football League & Champions League. A truly luxurious interior.
The driving route: From Dortmund to our house it is a drive of about 3 hours. The most recommended route would be from Arnheim, Utrecht, Amsterdam to Alkmaar: A 2 till Oberhausen, then A3 direction Arnheim, in the Netherlands, the A3 changes to the A12 direction Utrecht, in Utrecht change to the A2 direction Amsterdam, short before Amsterdam change to the A9 direction Schiphol, Haarlem, Amstelveen. Follow the A9 until Alkmaar, then the N9 until St. Maartensvlotbrug, then direction St. Maarten.
The region: The Western coastal region of the province Noord-Holland on the North Sea is characterised by it nice and colourful flower fields. The large and fine sandy beaches can keep up with any beach in Europe. Anyhow, the spaciousness of the beaches is surely unique. Pretty coastal town like Egmond, Schoorl, Callantsoog, Julianadorp or the artist town Bergen with their promenades offer nice distractions in-between the sunbaths. The Gulf Stream that floats by the coast creates a very mild climate, even during winter. The central location to the West Frisian Islands or the Ijssel Sea with its beautiful cities like Hoorn and Enkhuizen as well as the close by cosmopolitan city Amsterdam offer a maximum of variety. The statistics proof that the Northern Dutch coastal region is the one with most hours of sun.
The holiday park De Wielen is located off the beaten track and the city hustle, in the small and contemplative village St. Maarten (Sint Maarten), but still close enough to the beach to reach it comfortably by bike. Even smaller children won't have trouble going to the beach by bike. The cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam is about 55 km away. It does make sense to take the air-conditioned train from the neighbouring town of Schagen directly to Amsterdam.
We are a fiftythree old couple with three adult childs and live in Good Old Germany. Ilona is an office administrator and Rainer works as a detectiv by the police department in Dortmund.
Our love for the Netherlands has continued to this day and is based primarily on the great beaches, the casual lifestyle of the Dutch and the quiescent that we find there.
The house has come to us because our friends that even there own a home, have the right time and attention to this house - the purchase was one of the best choices in our lives when we find the quiescent that we need more and longer. We are up to ten weeks, even in our house and have therefore made it to our little home that we gladly share with you.
What makes our 'little home' is the isolation from the busy beach life. When we read a book, it may be that we see no one. The large property, located in the corner of the bungalow park guarantees this quiescent.
We have an extra large integrated fridge and oven in our new kitchen to a full week to be there, without having to have to go shopping.
Nevertheless, we like to ride a bike to nearby destinations or just to the beach.