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A charming Dutch home in a renovated warehouse TEXT: MICHIEL STOL | PHOTOS: KORT JAKJE
Tucked away in the oldest street of Zwolle, you will find the city’s most charming bed and breakfast. Kort Jakje is housed in a small former warehouse, where you will experience what it is like to live in a typical Dutch home. “After just a day, the neighbours will wave to you as if you live here,” smiles Kirsa Hofma, owner of Kort Jakje.
be called Kort (Short) Jakje. Kort Jakje also happens to be a nursery rhyme.” Staying at Kort Jakje will give you a unique, typical Dutch experience at a great location. “Whether you are here with your partner for a romantic weekend, or to enjoy Zwolle with your best friends, you will really feel at home - only in a different city,” concludes Hofma.
The warehouse is a narrow, characterful building. “There are three floors, with steep stairs. The kitchen is on the first, the living room on the second and the bedroom and bathroom are on the third.” Hofma does not live there herself, but a couple of houses down. “When you stay at Kort Jakje, you have the building all to yourself. You have complete privacy,” explains Hofma. The former warehouse is in the Kromme Jak, the city’s oldest street and located in the historic city centre. The building was named by the neighbours at the time of renovation. “Since the street is called Kromme (Curved) Jak, the neighbours thought this small building should
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