Ideal for families, businessmen or tourists looking for calmness, luxury and comfort
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About Sophia Hoekstra
I am an old hand in the business, with many years of experience in international tourism and hotels. I love to help composing entertaining excursions and it is with great pleasure that I will tell you all about art and museum visits!
Sophia Hoekstra purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Sophia Hoekstra chose Hoorn
This remarkably beautiful chapel finds itself on a unique location, close to both city centre and harbour. However surrounded by little restaurants and stores at walking distance, the residence proves an oasis of peace. This truly is ‘relaxing in an exclusive setting’. As the chapel disposes of all comfort, you will feel at home immediately.
What makes this Villa unique
As a tenant you will have exclusive use of the whole chapel, located in the immediate surroundings of Amsterdam and Haarlem. By car and/or train the airport is only 40 minutes away. Car parking space is available. The stunning chapel garden is a real oasis of peace, yet at walking distance from the harbour with its yachts and sailing boats and only 100 meters away from shopping streets. You will hardly find anything more romantic than this. Meanwhile you will be able to recharge your batteries, as guests keep telling us they sleep phenomenally well in our beds… they keep coming back for them! The chapel has a cosy kitchen. Nevertheless, star restaurant Lucas Rive and restaurants Van de Kroft, Hendrickje Stoffels and De Hoofdtoren are a mere 5 minutes walk away.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Gorgeous get away!
This hidden gem was such a great find. Nestled in between houses and the nearby waterfront made it especially lovely. Stairs are not for the faint of heart but everything else was fantastic!
A Cozy Place in An Old Town
Our stay was amazing. This gem is situated in a very private part of old town Hoorn close to everything.
This place comes highly recommended.
We are happy to learn that your stay was the way you liked and ofcourse looking forward to see you Shaun . Thank you for the lekkere chocolade . Best regards and tot ziens Sophia
A taste of life in the Netherlands!
The chapel is lovely and very comfortable for our group of three adults. Great location in the historic district of Hoorn, and Sofia is a wonderful hostess. She met us on our arrival and had all the information we could need about local things to see, do, and eat at her fingertips. She checked in with us regularly to make sure all was well, and was always available to answer questions, making sure that we felt welcome and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We've been to Holland several times before and always learn something new, but this trip really gave us a sense of how the Dutch people live. Can't wait to go back again and hope the Alewijn is available when we do! Cannot recommend this property highly enough!
Beautiful home. Exactly as described
We had a wonderful time. There amenities were great and the owners were very helpful. We'll definitely return.
Comfortable and Atmospheric
Peaceful place with a relaxed feel. Fully equipped and comfortable. Very well situated in the centre of Hoorn. Sophia could not be more helpful and friendly. Private parking a bonus. Would definitely recommend it and would return if we need a place to stay in Hoorn in the future.
Gardens and chapel glorious and Sophia so much more than kind and helpful. Our stay couldn't have been better.
Hoorn, medieval city in the centre of West-Friesland. This town provides organised bike rides and bike routes, bicycle rental, museums, a famous cheese market, an art fair, Park Theatre ‘Schouwburg’, art galleries and a cinema. Several golf courses are to be found in the near surroundings. There is also a sports centre with both indoor and outdoor tennis. Visiting Amsterdam is easy by train: it takes only 30 minutes to the Amsterdam Central Station. Further activities in Hoorn: star restaurants, culinary masterpieces, bars and shopping streets. You can take the museum piece steam train between the towns of Hoorn and Medemblik, while the water offers regattas, sailing trips and competitions. In the month of April and May tulip fields are flourishing and the vast Afsluitdijk (Closure Dike) is a mere 25 minutes drive away.