We own a relatively new house (2008) of 154 m2 (1657 sq. feet), situated in the newest part of Amsterdam: IJburg. This part of town is well known for it's design and it's quiet but trendy atmosphere. It has also attracted lots of young families. By tram (departing every couple of minutes) it only takes you 17 minutes to get to Central Station / City Center. We love the spot for it's proximity to the Amsterdam city center, combined with the tranquility and space of a suburbian area.
Our house has 2 private parking spaces. It's also a great central point in the Netherlands if you want to explore our country.
Because we are very close to the lake (formerly a sea), we have a city beach (www.blijburg.nl), surf center (www.surfcenterijburg.nl) and stand up paddling (www.mm-sup.com) very nearby and also a small harbor (with boat trips to nearby fort pampus. We have a large park closeby. Within walking distance we have some 10 nice restaurants. Amsterdam is a great place to visit. Amsterdam's 17th-century canal ring has been added to the World Heritage List, raising the total number of listed sites in the Netherlands to nine. Please check out www.iamsterdam.com for more information about Amsterdam.
By taxi it takes you about 20 minutes to get to the International Airport of Schiphol (45 minutes by public transport). From Schiphol is easy to explore the rest of Europe if you like, with cities like Berlin, London or Paris to be reached in less than one hour by plane. Fast train connections depart from Amsterdam Central Station.
Our house is modern, comfortable and light. It has a living room with open kitchen with a high ceiling (3.40 m). On the first floor we have our main bedroom (30 m2) and our study / spare bedroom (15 m2). On the top floor we have 2 children's bedrooms (our boys are 4 and 6) of around 10 m2 each. We have a nice garden which is sunny until approx. 6 p.m.
The use of our car, scooter and - of course - several bikes is an option.
Have a look at our pictures for a better impression!
IJburg is a new district on the east side of Amsterdam. Spread across six islands, the area is expected to contain 18,000 homes for 45,000 citizens once fully realised. At the moment, the district houses around 15,500 residents, who began moving into the first completed properties in 2001.