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Dijkstra House behind the dunes in Groet

Nieuweweg 2, 1871 GJ,
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High season: € 1075,- per week
(from April 2016 until October 2016 and the week of Christmas and New Year’s eve 2016) 
Low season: € 875,- per week
(from November 2016 until March 2017 with exception of the week of Christmas and New Year’s eve 2016)

The price is excluding tourist tax (€ 1,45 p.p.p.n.)

*Association Hendrick de Keyser charges no VAT.


Suited for: 6 sleeps.
Bedrooms: 4 (one master bedroom with a double bed, 2 rooms with a single bed and a room with a bunk bed).

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  • An experimental summer house

    This summer house in Groet is an outstanding example of the experimental Dutch avant-garde architecture of the 1930s. Staying in this summer house is a unique experience and takes you back into time when the villages Bergen, Schoorl and Groet were the preferred summer locations for artists and writers. The house was designed by two pioneers of the so-called Dutch modern movement (Modernism).

    Dunes, sandy beaches and sea

    The house is located outside the village of Groet, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is close to the sandy beaches and the dunes of Northern Holland. The villages of Bergen and Schoorl are close by as is the city of Alkmaar. Amsterdam is less than one hour's drive away. The historic towns Edam, Hoorn and Enkhuizen make wonderful day trips. But staying around the house for a day is a special experience in itself. From the house and its large garden there is a wide view of the countryside and the dunes in the distance. The house is a member of the international Iconic Houses Network.

    Historical architecture

    The 'Dijkstra House' was built as a summer house for the Dijkstra family in 1934. The house was designed by the architects Ben Merkelbach and Charles Karsten, pioneers in the Dutch modern movement. The house knew famous guests such as writers Menno ter Braak and Edgar du Perron, painter Charley Toorop and photographer Eva Besnyö. It is an outstanding example of the experimental modernist Dutch architecture of the 1930s. It has been preserved in great detail as it remained in possession of the family of the original owners. In 2012 it was acquired bij Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser.

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