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Etoile31 – Design flat on the Dutch North Sea coast

Flat Etoile31 is wonderfully central in the beautiful town of Egmond aan Zee on the North Sea coast of the Netherlands. Guests can walk to the sea in less than two minutes. The accommodation is perfect for anyone looking for a break by the sea, who enjoys being surrounded by nature and appreciates being close to the town centre. As a seaside resort, Egmond aan Zee offers holidaymakers all the amenities they need for a successful holiday or a short break from the stresses of everyday life.

Interior at Etoile31

As soon as you enter the flat, you realise that it is suitable for families with babies and small children. Thanks to its ground-level location, it is barrier-free – perfect if guests are travelling with a pushchair or buggy. Free parking is available in the building’s own underground car park, which is connected to the accommodation by a lift. The flat was freshly renovated in December 2022 and boasts unique furnishings, lovely details, pleasant soft colours and a large terrace with sea views. In addition to two bedrooms, a baby cot is also available. There is space for a pushchair in the entrance area directly in front of the door. Amenities such as a Stokke high chair are available in the flat and make a family holiday so much easier.

The open-plan kitchen has a fridge and freezer, a cooking island with three bar stools and an oven so that families can cook and sit together. This is also possible in the dining area, which has enough space for everyone with four chairs. The entire flat is ideal for children, as they can play in the outdoor area and there are plenty of entertainment options in the neighbourhood.

Tips for your stay at Etoile31

The old town centre of Egmond aan Zee is just a few minutes’ walk from the flat. There, guests will find many great restaurants and bars as well as small cafés and shops. Egmond aan Zee is built in the Dutch style and also reflects the flair of a seaside resort. The “Niew West” restaurant is an absolute must-visit. There is a huge outdoor area with an exciting adventure playground for children. “Niew West” is the perfect destination for families who want to sit and enjoy a coffee and cake or a meal. Also highly recommended is the beach bar “Evi Beach”, just a four-minute walk away, which has perfectly adapted its boho style to the surroundings on the beach and impresses with its pleasant holiday atmosphere. Other catering options are also within walking distance, as supermarkets, cheese dairies, a smoked fish shop, a butcher and a bakery are also located in the town centre.

Flat Etoile31 is ideal for families who appreciate the proximity to the sea and are looking for a place where their children can play outdoors and relax. Thanks to its proximity to Egmond aan Zee, the in-house kitchen is quickly stocked with food that you can prepare yourself.

Suitelodges Gooilanden – Luxury holiday park in a prime location between Amsterdam and Utrecht

Dutchen, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Suitelodges Gooilande, Amsterdam

The family-friendly Suitelodges Gooilanden holiday complex is nestled in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Loosdrechtse Plassen lakes, yet is only a 25-minute drive from the cities of Amsterdam and Utrecht. The area is also known as the water garden of the Netherlands and is ideal for a relaxing family holiday. In just five minutes, guests and their children can reach a modern playground with an adjacent skate park and shopping facilities. The great children’s farm “Kinderboerderij de Hertenkamp”, where sheep, goats and alpacas can be fed and stroked, is just a short walk away and invites you to cosy encounters. In good weather, guests can relax in the holiday home’s own garden, which even has a sauna and a whirlpool. A fire pit on the terrace is ideal for a cosy barbecue or roasting marshmallows in the evening. Dogs are allowed in some of the holiday homes.

Suitelodges Gooilanden: the perfect holiday home holiday

The luxuriously furnished holiday homes can be booked for up to four people and are flooded with light thanks to their large windows. Many of them are located by the water, which meanders through the resort. Guests prepare their meals in the fully equipped kitchen and can enjoy a cosy breakfast together at the large dining table. A flat-screen TV and the sauna in the garden provide entertainment on rainy evenings, while the hot tub and outdoor terrace can be used extensively on days when the weather is nice. From the living room, holidaymakers can access the two bedrooms, which are only separated by sliding doors. As the suite lodges are all at ground level, they are also perfect for guests with limited mobility and families with babies and pushchairs.

Excursions in the surrounding area

The small town of Hilversum with its great cafés is ideal for excursions in the surrounding area. The city offers numerous vegetarian and vegan delicacies as well as excellent fish restaurants. Day trips to Utrecht, Amsterdam or Amersfoort are just as possible as extensive cycle tours around Loosdrecht. The watery surroundings can be explored by canoe or electric sloop. The picturesque village of Ankeveen is well worth a visit and Gijsbrecht van Amstelstraat is an Eldorado for shopping.

If you are looking for modern holiday homes in a small, quiet yet centrally located holiday park, Suitelodges Gooilanden is the place for you. Whether as a family or as a couple – you’re guaranteed not to get bored in the holiday homes. When the weather is nice, you can use the terrace with its adjoining garden, the hot tub and the fireplace, while in bad weather the modern and luxurious furnishings invite you to linger and spend cosy evenings indoors.