De Klaproos (the Poppy)
Spacious, sunny and comfortable holiday home, particularly suitable for family holidays.
The house is located in a green, quiet neighborhood, at the Klaproosweg, a small road situated between the lighthouse and a glider air strip, only a few kilometers away from the charming village of Burgh-Haamstede.
Just around the corner, some 100 meters away, there is a small supermarket. From spring through fall, it is open from Monday through Saturday and, during the high season, also on Sunday mornings. They offer a wide range of services: not only do they sell freshly baked croissants in the morning, they also have a bike rental facility.
The access path to the gorgeous sandy beach, “Vuurtorenpad” is some 600 m from the house. On the beach, there is a cozy beach pavilion that offers meals and drinks all day; some 100 m further there is the small beach cabin belonging to the holiday home. The cabin is available for its guests without extra charge.
The Klaproos has a large, fully fenced and sunny garden with various terraces, garden furniture, a playhouse, a trampoline and a table tennis table (not in wintertime).
Inside this spacious and comfortable holiday home easily fits families up to 8 persons. The living consists of the cozy lounge with a fireplace and digital equipment; the dining area easily seats 8 persons. The kitchen is fully equipped and will be inspiring to gourmet cooks.
Further, the ground floor has a large hall with enough room for boots, beach gear and the like. Downstairs you will also find a bathroom (with a bath, a wash basin and a separate shower), a double bedroom with two single beds, a desk, a DVD player, and a separate toilet.
On the first floor, there is a second bathroom with a wash basin, a shower and a toilet.
There are two double bedrooms, each with two single beds. Next, there is a large family bedroom with a large double bed, a cot (120/60 cm) and a children’s bed (160/60 cm). This room also has a seating area as well as a playing corner.
There is a DVD collection for guests to use, as well as plenty of toys and games to enjoy.
Games and toys can be found in the beach cabin too. It is also equipped with 6 fold-able chairs, a parasol, wind shields, a small table, beach shovels etc.
The beach cabin is available only from 7 April until 1 September.
The house has central heating throughout; it is suitable for a wonderful holiday in Burgh-Haamstede all year round. WIFI is available throughout the house.
The Klaproos (the Poppy) is a delicate flower known for its soothing and relaxing effect. Likewise, a holiday in Burgh-Haamstede is an excellent means of pleasant relaxation. The quiet location of the property calls for appropriate use of the house, if only for the sake of its neighbors. Therefore, rental by youngsters without accompanying adults or groups of singles will not be accepted.
To reduce trouble for guests suffering from allergies pets are not allowed in this accommodation
Did you know that Nieuw-Haamstede was originally built as a holiday village? The neighbourhood was built early 20th century, when tourism became an increasingly important source of income for the village of Burgh-Haamstede. Originally, only wooden holiday cottages were built, but they were gradually replaced by stone houses.
Nieuw-Haamstede is part of the municipality Schouwen-Duiveland and is situated on the west side of the island. The area is also known as “Kop van Schouwen”.
The surrounding North Sea coast is characterised by the vast and broad sandy beaches, which are one of the biggest attractions for the many tourists that visit the island annually. From Nieuw-Haamstede the beach can be reached via five different paths through the dunes. This varied landscape with its barren valleys, drifting sands, and dune heaths, has many types of colourful and fragrant dune plants.
Several walking trails in, for example, the “Meeuwenduinen”, lead you through this beautiful landscape, with its herds of curious wild Shetland ponies and Scottish Highland cattle. In Westerschouwen this area flows over in the biggest forest of the province of Zeeland: the “Domeinen”. Along the same coastal route, you will also find one of the most spectacular mountain bike routes of the country.
The area around Nieuw-Haamstede is perfect for long cycling trips through a landscape of which there aren’t many anymore in the Netherlands. The many quiet country roads take you along characteristic villages and offer you very safe cycling paths.
Nieuw-Haamstede is characterised by several famous sites including one of the highest lighthouses in the Netherlands. The “Westerlichttoren” with its red and white stripes is no less than 58 metres above sea level. Did you know that this tower was depicted on a 250 guilders bank note until late 2001?
Besides this tower, there is another prominent tower just outside the village, the so-called “Plompe Toren”. This tower is the only remnant of the village Koudekerke which could once be found on Schouwen-Duiveland but disappeared into the sea because of the many floods that afflicted the country between the 15th and 17th century.
Then there is also the 13th century castle “Slot Haamstede” which can be found in neighbouring Burgh-Haamstede and now belongs to Natuurmonumenten. This old castle can only be visited with a guide.
Nieuw-Haamstede is not far from the world-famous Delta Works with its impressive Oosterscheldekering. This storm surge barrier connects the island Schouwen-Duiveland with, for example, the island Neeltje Jans, where you can visit the family water park of the same name. For energetic people, there is Lake Grevelingen with the Brouwersdam just north of the island. Here you can enjoy all sorts of water-based activities.
Nieuw-Haamstede has a small seasonal supermarket and some pretty good restaurants. The village has its own glider airfield where you can book an introduction flight for only a small fee. A large supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, and a bike hire shop can be found in neighbouring Burgh-Haamstede.
Also worth a visit are the old Dutch towns Zierikzee, Veere and Middelburg or the seaside towns Renesse and Domburg.
For more information about Nieuw-Haamstede and its surrounding area, we would like to refer you to the local tourist office.