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Exclusive location in an oasis of tranquillity in Hoorn (near Amsterdam).

Bedrooms 2
Space 120 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Ideal for families, businessmen or tourists looking for calmness, luxury and comfort

Our romantic chapel is located in a completely renovated Neo-gothic chapel, dating back from the 19th century. Tenants have the exclusive use of it. The amazing, completely furnished and very bright living room has a view on a modern, architect-drawn garden. Besides this, you will also enjoy the use of a completely equipped Old-Dutch kitchen. On the first floor you will find 2 guest rooms, hosting 2 people each. The common bathroom boasts a whirlpool, separate shower cabins and a washbasin. There is also a washing machine with tumble dryer at disposal. A garden breakfast is always a joy in case of nice weather! We would me most pleased to provide you with a romantic diner in the chapel. In general, high quality and modest luxury set the tone in our tranquil domain.

Being a guest in here is a pure delight: you can enjoy all of the above a mere 5 minutes walk away from the harbour with its ships, little bars and restaurants.

Bookings start from 2 nights at least. If you want to rent both rooms (4 people), the price is of € 100 per room and per night (so the total price would be of € 200 per night). If you are booking only one room, the price is of € 150 per night. Included in rent are: the exclusive use of the chapel, a free private parking space and breakfast.

Bedroom 1

The chapel is for exclusive use (booking start from at least 2 nights). Booking both bedrooms the total price is of € 200 per night. Renting just one bedroom the price is of € 150 per night. Bathroom (inclusive whirlpool) is shared by both bedrooms.

The bathroom provides a whirlpool, bathtub, shower, washbasin and toilet.

This is a supreme residence for romantics, peace seekers and businessmen.

Smoking is not allowed in the chapel.

Facilities: dining room, living room with television and Wi-Fi and a kitchen provided with all equipment needed.

Wonderful, architect-sketched garden with terrace and seats. Lockable bicycle storage.

Bicycle rental.

More Details

Sophia Hoekstra
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Sophia Hoekstra

I am an old hand in the business, with many years of experience in international tourism and hotels. I love to help composing entertaining excursions and it is with great pleasure that I will tell you all about art and museum visits!

Sophia Hoekstra purchased this villa in 2006

Why Sophia Hoekstra chose Binnenstad Hoorn

This remarkably beautiful chapel finds itself on a unique location, close to both city centre and harbour. However surrounded by little restaurants and stores at walking distance, the residence proves an oasis of peace. This truly is ‘relaxing in an exclusive setting’. As the chapel disposes of all comfort, you will feel at home immediately.

What makes this villa unique

As a tenant you will have exclusive use of the whole chapel, located in the immediate surroundings of Amsterdam and Haarlem. By car and/or train the airport is only 40 minutes away. Car parking space is available. The stunning chapel garden is a real oasis of peace, yet at walking distance from the harbour with its yachts and sailing boats and only 100 meters away from shopping streets. You will hardly find anything more romantic than this. Meanwhile you will be able to recharge your batteries, as guests keep telling us they sleep phenomenally well in our beds… they keep coming back for them! The chapel has a cosy kitchen. Nevertheless, star restaurant Lucas Rive and restaurants Van de Kroft, Hendrickje Stoffels and De Hoofdtoren are a mere 5 minutes walk away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Binnenstad Hoorn, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Also washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Bathroom shared by both bedrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Lovely, large double bed. Two bed quilts possible.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Two beds, can be joined to a double bed.
  • Both bedrooms on the 1st floor are reachable via stairs. Luxurious mattresses and bed quilts guarantee a wonderful sleep.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Exclusive location in an oasis of tranquillity in Hoorn (near Amsterdam).
average rating of 4.870968 based on 32 reviews

Beautiful, Historic and location!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip started off by getting in very late, but Sophia was very understanding!

The home was beautiful, grounds lovely and secure.

The town is absolutely beautiful and would retire their in an instant.

The people were so lovely, the town is quiet, the restaurants were close and their are several nice antique shops within a couple of blocks.

The hostess (Sophia) was a very sweet & gracious lady, she went above & beyond to make our stay wonderful!

Sophia purchased coffee and creamer night before, so we would have coffee when we awoke, those are the little touches you can't get at hotels.

The home was exactly as shown on site. The home is a beautiful historic landmark, but has all the modern conveniences without losing the charm.

The beds are very comfortable, the bath was perfect, kitchen was charming and was well equipped.

I would highly recommend this lovely historic B&B.

Thank you Sophia for a lovely stay


Debra & Rich

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location set within a spacious courtyard,quiet and sheltered from traffic.

  • 4 of 5

Two drawbacks as far as our situation is concerned as we are in our seventies, as we found the narrow twisting stairs a challenge. Also be aware that bedroom two is accessed through bedroom one. Ideal for families. However this did not spoil our short break.

Sophia the owner was friendly and helpful, even to the extent to waiting for us outside the courtyard entrance on our later than expected arrival time.

We would certainly recommend The Old Chapel as an ideal holiday location.

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful and peaceful, great location for exploring the Netherlands!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our 16 year old daughter, traveling to the Netherlands from USA for our son's soccer (he stayed with the soccer team in nearby Purmer). The photos don't lie, it is a beautiful chapel with a beautiful private courtyard. From the road and parking lot, you cannot even see the chapel, my daughter loved that it was like stepping into a magic fairytale from her childhood (and the wifi works well, so teenagers are happy!). We rented a car so having a parking spot was added bonus. It was about 40 minutes into Amsterdam which we did several times, but we also explored Volendam and Alkmaar which were short drives away and even had to go as far as Eindhoven for a professional game (about 2 hours). You don't need a car to explore as the train is right there and very easy.

At nights it was wonderful to relax in the courtyard and go over our photos and memories of the day. My daughter enjoyed the jacuzzi tub to herself while my husband and I drank our wine and had some nice alone time. The town of Hoorn is wonderful place to visit in itself, with some of the best restaurants we've tried in the Netherlands. Not all restaurants here will have an English menu like they do in Amsterdam, but we found all the wait staff could speak English and were happy to translate for us. The town is picturesque on water with cobblestones and medieval fort and houses and beautiful architecture and lovely town square with many upscale shops. There is nearby place to rent kayaks or paddle-boards for lovely day on the water.

While we were there a very big festival or carnival came to town - with big rides and typical carnival booths for food and games. We found out this is one of the largest in the Netherlands, it basically takes over the town. That made for a tricky time driving in and out, but the kids enjoyed it very much. The rides go on until 1:00am, so if you are looking for just peace and quiet and don't have kids to enjoy the carnival, than probably best to avoid the 10 days in August when it comes to town.

The only down sides that should be noted is that the beds and bathroom are at the top level and the steps are very narrow and steep spiral staircase. A little scary and knees hurt from many trips to the toilet. There is toilet on first floor but it is old and didn't flush. Also, the spiders are everywhere even hanging over the beds, so often daughter would scream and we'd have to remove the spider and put it outside for her.

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, unique accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Hoorn was lovely and the accommodation is in a peaceful location close to the main sights and shopping area. The chapel is a beautiful building and a very unusual place to stay. It was clean and well looked after with good facilities. The open sided stairs were a little tricky for our small children but the large garden space is wonderful for kids, even with a small sandpit and bikes to play with. Having the owners live across the garden made it a bit less private, although they were very friendly, and it was a shame that we didn't have full use of the garden on our main day there as they were using it for a family party.

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful property - photos cannot do justice to beautiful garden.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time. Accurate listing, clean, well furnished.

The property is well located in very picturesque area and close to all activities. Sophia made sure we had everything we needed and especially helped with one year old. Hope to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much for your review ; you were a beautiful and nice family. best regards from Hoorn, Sophia.
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An unique house in a superb location.

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful week in this amazing house in the lovely city of Hoorn. Sophia was a wonderful host full of great ideas for places to visits and things to do around the area.

The house is a converted chapel in a very peaceful area of the town with a large garden area to the rear in which you can relax in peace. The house itself has everything you need for your stay and Sophia even included a bottle of wine on arrival. Close by is the harbour and marina where you'll find a few restaurants and bars or alternatively the centre of Hoorn itself has an excellent choice of restaurants all within a very short walking distance.

We'd highly recommend this to anyone who wants to visit this lovely city.

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Kilometres
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Rode Steen
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Grashaven Harbour
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Hoorn railway station: 1 km
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A2 (4 km)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Lucas Rive
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Juliana Park
Car: not necessary

Hoorn, medieval city in the centre of West-Friesland. This town provides organised bike rides and bike routes, bicycle rental, museums, a famous cheese market, an art fair, Park Theatre ‘Schouwburg’, art galleries and a cinema. Several golf courses are to be found in the near surroundings. There is also a sports centre with both indoor and outdoor tennis. Visiting Amsterdam is easy by train: it takes only 30 minutes to the Amsterdam Central Station. Further activities in Hoorn: star restaurants, culinary masterpieces, bars and shopping streets. You can take the museum piece steam train between the towns of Hoorn and Medemblik, while the water offers regattas, sailing trips and competitions. In the month of April and May tulip fields are flourishing and the vast Afsluitdijk (Closure Dike) is a mere 25 minutes drive away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Binnenstad Hoorn, Netherlands

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

aankomst na 14.00 of in overleg. Vertrek voor 11.00 . In principe is de kapel voor prive gebruik ..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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