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Charming Historic House in the Center of the Netherlands

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1,5 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Amersfoort is a quaint and charming city located in the heart of the Netherlands (e.g. 30 minutes from Amsterdam city center by public transport, 45 minutes from Schiphol Airport by public transport; less then 1,5 hours travel to face Rembrandt's Nightwatch in the Rijksmuseum. Our vacation home 'Johan' is situated in the historical city center of Amersfoort. The old building originates from approximately 1750. The name 'Johan' is derived from Johan van Oldenbarneveld. He was an influential statesman who was born near our B&B in September 1547.

Our vacation home features all of today's modern conveniences and design. Maintaining and blending its original 1750 architectural details with contemporary Dutch design created a comfortable, homey setting to relax in style. It features two bedrooms, a luxurious bathroom, and an open-design living and dining space with comfortable furnishings and seating for six. It's kitchen is fully equipped for all of your needs. Our home accommodates sleeping for six. Too boost your experience choose amongst our many upgrades for a nominal fee: crib rental, child's bed rental, breakfast served, room tidying, afternoon tea and biscuits, fresh squeezed juices with cut fruit, etc.).

Each destination worth visiting (within the Netherlands) is max 1.5 hours' drive away. The house is also very convenient for overseas professionals working in or near Amersfoort for a longer period of time up to three months.

We are fully trained in English and can accommodate all of your language needs. We also speak German and French.

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More Details

Ingrid Winterink
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Ingrid Winterink

This is me, Ingrid. Together with my husband, Henk, we purchased the 'Johan House' in 2008 when our backyard neighbor moved out making it available. This opportunity happens only once in a lifetime. We meticulously renovated it to meet all of our dreams and are thrilled to open it for business. Next to running the vacation home, we also have a catering business, so if you would like to have a meal prepared, ask away!

Ingrid Winterink purchased this house in 2008

Why Ingrid Winterink chose Stadskern

Amersfoort is a quaint and charming city located in the heart of the Netherlands. Amersfoort is a city with a small town coziness and with big city benefits. All facilities like shops, restaurants (you will find a.o. Asian, French, Spanish, Italian, and even TV-award winning Dutch kitchen), museums, cinema and theater are within walking distance. The city of Amersfoort organizes many free of charge open air festivals suitable for kids and/or grown ups.

What makes this house unique

Some of the key features of the 'Johan house' is its unique central location in a very old and charming city center, yet very quiet and safe at night. Around Amersfoort are many natural parks and reserves which can be visited by boat, bicycle or car. We rent out bicycles and can help you in making a nice 'green' itinerary. Public transportation is extremely well organised. All big cities in the Netherlands have direct connections with Amersfoort Central Station.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ingrid and Henk,

We wanted to thank you again for the tremendous hospitality you extended to us during our stay at Johan B&B. Our stay there was the perfect ending each day to our touring. We've told everyone here how wonderful you both were and how enchanting the B&B was. We loved Amsterdam and Amersfoort and hope to someday return. If we do, we'll definitely contact you to reserve the cottage again. Take care and thanks again for a lovely time.
Mar 2010
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Stadskern House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • We have 1,5 bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Upon request we can provide your groceries when you arrive, so you do not need to stress on your shoppings. We can also provide catering services. For further information also see


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Historic House in the Center of the Netherlands
average rating of 4.935484 based on 32 reviews

Comfortable, well equipped, house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a perfect location for exploring the charming city of Amersfoort and its good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. Ingrid is a very friendly and helpful host. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable home with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Johan House! It is an amazing, historical home, and Ingrid takes such great care in making sure the house has everything you could need. The beds are super comfortable. It is located on a quiet street, but right in the center of town. Amersfoort is beautiful, the people are so kind, we had a great trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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A wonderful property in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are very responsive and helpful and the house is lovely - comfortable beds, full kitchen facilities and great bathroom. As the property is just off the main shopping street in Amersfoort it is very convenient to get to all the sights and shops in this historic medieval centre of town. There is also a designated parking space in an underground car park.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I visited with my wife and three girls for four days. I would absolutely want to return again and spend a week or more. The listing did not disappoint. The house itself reflected the very lovely mature charm of the city of Amersfoort but offered the modern comforts necessary. It's location was very convenient to walking around and exploring this small ancient city. Our kids loved it. It was clean, quiet, and very comfortable and Ingrid and Henk were fantastic hosts. They went above and beyond when we had some extra needs and made us feel very taken care of.

We hope to see them in NYC someday !

Colin and Marissa

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a great location and a very friendly host

  • 5 of 5

Our family (two adults and two children) spent about three weeks at this lovely house located within the old part of the town of Amersfoort. The house is located among narrow cobblestoned streets and we nearly had a heart attack when we arrived and thought about how and where we would park our car. There were no problems though because we had free access to an underground car-park a short walk from the house.

The house is located a few minutes walk from lots of great shops and restaurants. It is also a central place for visits around The Netherlands including De Hoge Veluwe national park where you can ride the free push bikes.

The house is very well furnished with modern touches and includes a nice kitchen with all the facilities you could hope for.

The host, Ingrid, was super helpful e.g. loaning our kids a soccer ball so they could play in the nearby park and did everything she could to ensure our visit was as pleasant as possible.

We would definitely recommend this place - Ian, Mira and kids ...

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice holidays in a really nice house

  • 5 of 5

Dear Ingrid,

thank you so much for the great time in your holiday rental home. We felt like at home and everything was perfect, the location, the interior, the beds...We would love to visit you again very soon.

Kind regards Kiki

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

In the Valkestraat is a child-friendly green where kids can dafely play.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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