slowly but steadily turn lush green.
About two years ago, the lime trees along the Dunne Bierkade were all removed because of the maintenance works on the canal wall that were to commence later in the same year. At last, the trees have finally returned to the canal and we now look forward with great anticipation to this years spring and summer. Where the trees will once again
slowly but steadily turn lush green.
Located on the corner of Dunne Bierkade and Paviljoensgracht, we have a light and sunny two bedroom apartment. It is a convenient first floor apartment with a double living room and ample light coming in from the abundant number of windows in every room. The apartment has a spacious master bedroom and a second bedroom with a double bed (or a bunk bed is also possible upon your request). The kitchen is fully equipped and the apartment has a bathroom with a shower, a separate toilet and a little balcony. The double living room, with a nice view over the canal and the trees along the water side, has a hardwood floor. If needed, this apartment can also be sued as a three bedroom apartment as one of the living rooms can be turned into a spacious third bedroom.
Up-to-date photos will be posted soon...
There is always something special about the highest point of a building and structure. Whether one takes the cable car or hikes to the top of Table Mountain (Cape Town, South Africa), takes the elevator up the Eiffel Tower (Paris, France) or climbs to the top of Mount Everest (Himalayas, Nepal and China), the reward of the views is tangible and worth the ascent.
Here at the canal, we also have several top floor apartments with stunning views. Not as legendary as the above mentioned world renown views but still beautiful in their own right.
Here at the canal, everything is covered in a delicate layer of white snowflakes. It started snowing Sunday afternoon at around 1 o'clock and by 2 o'clock the trees, the side walk, the pavement, the rooftops, the bicycles and cars parked along the canal were are all engulfed in white. Everything seems to slow down somewhat as the snowflakes peacefully dance down from the sky. A wonderland.
The Great Gaper & The Great Sunset
The Great Gaper on the Dunne Bierkade has been restored. On Tuesday the 7th of November it was revealed by Wimmie Hofstra MA, MSc, director of the Buitenmuseum (Outdoor Museum).
De Grote Gaper op de Dunne Bierkade is gerestaureerd. Op dinsdag 7 november werd deze onthuld door Wimmie Hofstra MA, MSc, directeur van het Buitenmuseum.
Dunne Bierkade 20
Living at the Dunne Bierkade is an experience. It's more than simply having an apartment to live in. It's much more! It's the ambiance of living around a canal, in the middle of the old centre of The Hague, the political capital of the Netherlands. A trendy lunchroom, a fine dining experience, having a refreshing drink on one of the boat terraces; it is all a part of canal living.
Next door to our office is number Twenty, a sunny one bedroom apartment on the first floor.
Headline in Dutch newspaper: “Amsterdam tourist will not go to The Hague”. This in response to the news that - since Amsterdam is suffering from too many tourists - they made a deal with The Hague to send their overload of tourists to the city of Peace & Justice. According to tourist expert Han Verheijden this strategy won’t work. His advice: “Try 17th century Holland with its beautiful canals, facades and famous old painters.
But this is exactly what The Hague has around the Dunne Bierkade: the dwelling houses of world famous painters Paulus Potter, Jan Steen and his father in law Jan van Goyen. Jan van Goyen was a painter of landscapes and sea and river scapes. His son in law Jan Steen is famous for his interior scenes. And Paulus Potter, a painter of rural scenes, is famous for his “Bull” which has the same renown worldwide as Rembrandt’s ’“De Nachtwacht” (The Nightwatch).
You can visit their houses nowadays and you could even stay in your very own (newly renovated) canal apartment. At the same canal, visitors can enter the monumental house of Claes van Balckeneynde, who has built the Royal palaces in The Hague as well as the Catshuis – the Dutch Prime Minister’s house.
Around the corner is the house of the great philosopher Spinoza.
Well, there is even more. In the 19th century painters of “De Haagse School” were living at this canal. Vincent van Gogh took his first painting lessons from them and lived for about 7 years in this area, before going to the French countryside where life was cheaper for a poor painter.
So far, The Hague hasn’t been proud of its past. However, it is now time for change. Especially since visitors from abroad seem to be more interested in these things than the Dutch in general. Are you interested in an authentic tour of the houses of the outdoor museum? Visit the Buitenmuseum.
The Ways Of The Dutch & Living In The Hague
The picture above gives a glimpse into the glorious beauty, history, and elegance that is the Netherlands in the spring and summer time! When you are in The Hague, although the way of life caters mostly to city living, you can also find a lot of time and many unique places to relax and have fun during your stay here. This time of year is really wonderful, because of the lovely weather and wonderful temperatures that make you want to sit outside and soak it all in.
The one thing that captures my attention like no other, every time I come for a visit, is the way that people conduct their day to day lives. Their priority is making and taking the time to enjoy the simple things of life. Here, they celebrate the warm weather like it is the best gift they could be given, and also make time for many outdoor activities such as visiting the beautiful, lush gardens throughout the city, going to spend time in the sun by the gorgeous beaches, or biking along the picturesque canals. Whether at the beach, sipping coffee or having a nice dinner, the Dutch really take time to live life to the fullest. As an American, that sense of taking time for true enjoyment, a less rushed existence, and more emphasis on relaxation and recharging is probably the thing that stands out to me the most. It is what I try earnestly to take home with me every time I return from Holland.
by Lauren B. (a frequent visitor at the canal)
An Apartment With A View On Every Side
The Fundatie Voorhoeve works with both weekly & monthly rates and the possibility to extend your stay if necessary. This way, you have all the flexibility that you need.
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The Updated 122II
This three bedroom apartment is a unique family apartment with a spacious yet cozy living room with a fire place. The apartment has an open kitchen with dining area, a master bedroom with a view, a second bedroom with a double bed (and a bunk bed) and third bedroom upstairs (which can either be made up as two single beds or one double bed). The apartment has a bathroom with a bath, a separate toilet and sunny and secluded roof terrace.
This comfortable ground floor apartment has a spacious living room with a view on the most beautiful houses of the canal. The modern kitchen has a fan-assisted oven as well as a separate microwave, a dishwasher and a washing machine combined with a dryer. The bedroom has a double bed (or two single beds upon request) and a extra wash basin. Of course there is also a little bathroom with a shower and toilet. The living room has an extra sofa bed for guests.
The Combination at No. 23A
This charming first & second floor apartment can comfortably accommodate a family of 4 - 6 persons. At the same time, the apartment is also a good match in case you are looking for an apartment to share between colleagues or friends. The apartment is fully furnished and you will find it has everything you may need for your stay. On the first floor there is a big kitchen (also to be used as a dining room), a light living room (with a fire place and a sofa bed for guests) and a little bathroom with a shower and a toilet. On the second floor there are two decent sized bedrooms, the second bathroom with a bath and a separate toilet. The convenience combined with the character of the canal apartment create an idyllic home away from home.
An All-Time Favourite
Every canal apartment has its own unique character. This is caused by an accumulation of variables like the exact location and floor level, the size of the different rooms, possible quaint corners, the amount of light (and window situation), the ceiling (high & ornamental) and the type of flooring.
Ninety-Eight is a sunny and light second floor apartment with a double living room (with a fire place), a spacious master bedroom, a smaller second bedroom or study, kitchen, little bathroom (shower) and a separate toilet.
Let’s forget about Wiki Leaks and Panama Papers. It’s now time for Doggy Leaks. The Fundatie Voorhoeve is Pet Friendly. Expats travelling with their beloved dog or cat are always welcome. Though we do appreciate to be notified in advance. But not everybody knows about that, we found out recently.
“There is a leak through the window”, the cleaning lady reported last week while cleaning a vacated apartment before the new tenant would arrive. This seemed a bit strange, since it hadn’t been raining. But the floor was wet, indeed. And so was the wall, but only from a height of 40 centimeters. We found a lot of black dog hairs in the apartment, and our nose detected something other than rain water. Fortunately the cleaning lady cleaned the apartment until everything was spic-and-span again.
Yes, we are pet friendly, indeed. Dogs don’t have to live like a stowaway in our apartments. Only, please do report this to us in advance. And walk the dog in time. Even on the morning of departure. No leaking dogs, no Doggy Leaks please.
Days filled with sunshine & all things green
After an extended number of warm and sunny days, the period gardens and the trees along the canal have transformed and they now once again boast in their green splendour. This reminds me of the promise of endless days of sunshine and summer celebrations (which include weddings, dinner parties and garden lunches).
Even though we are in the business of renovating monumental apartments (along the canal) in order to provide comfortable expat housing, we also recognize that some 'places' stand out on their own and should be embraced for what they are... In this 'historical accommodation' it literally seems like you have gone back in time. Fortunately, you do have all the conveniences of our modern day society!
Historic accommodation in the old city centre
The biggest treasures in life are often hidden.
A Unique Dutch Canal Apartment on the 2nd & 3rd floor
Once you are used to something, it usually becomes ordinary or normal to you. You tend to no longer notice or appreciate its uniqueness or its true value unless of course someone reminds you. So it happened that just last week, one of our tenants pointed how they simply adored living in this specific apartment: a light apartment with a serene and cheerful ambiance.
The Immemorial Kitchen Venue
A Home Away From Home
Right next door to our office at the Dunne Bierkade 18, we have a comfortable and sunny canal apartment. It is no massive apartment space wise, yet you will find that the apartment has everything you may need. It has a living room, a bedroom, a little bathroom with a shower, a fully equipped kitchen and a little balcony with a unique view on the period garden and the mysterious chalet at the end of the garden. The living room, with a nice view over the canal and the lime trees along the water side, has a fire place which is ideal in this season.
Accommodation in the old city centre of The Hague. Fully furnished and newly renovated apartments and studios for short and long term rentals.