The villas were designed at the crossroads of the 19th and 20th century by Amsterdam architect Theo Sanders. He adhered to the design requirements of the notable Willemspark neighbourhood with a combination of romantic and rationalistic architectural styles. The villas each consist of four floors, a souterrain and a royal garden. Due to their adjacency to the park, both villas boast a magnificent view of the Vondelpark. Their monumental and historic elements are being restored in accordance with artistic best practices. In addition, Zuider Vastgoed is creating all the conditions necessary to achieve an exclusive living experience in line with contemporary standards.

vondelpark Villa aan de van Eeghenstraat


The Amsterdam Vondelpark opened its gates to the public in 1865. The park was an initiative by a number of wealthy Amsterdam residents including then director of De Nederlandsche Bank: Pieter van Eeghen. In order to finance the construction of the park, the area south of the park – including Van Eeghenstraat – would become a new residential neighbourhood for the Amsterdam elite, who wanted to avoid the bustling and polluted city centre. A new, green neighbourhood for Amsterdam’s finest.


The Vondelpark’s designer, L.P.  Zocher, created the original design for the Willemspark villa neighbourhood, one of the most notable areas of Amsterdam. Those aspiring to construct and live in the gorgeous Willemspark area – sharing their neighbourhood with a number of Vondelpark founders – had to adhere to strict urban development and aesthetic requirements. In 1899, architect Theo Sanders created the design for ‘a double villa’ at Van Eeghenstraat, by the edge of the Vondelpark and Willemspark, in the prescribed ‘Willemspark style’. He did so at his own expense and risk. One of the villas became his own home.


The fact that the area south of the Vondelpark (the Vondelpark, Willemspark, Concertgebouw and Museumplein neighbourhoods) was built for the Amsterdam elite remains palpable to this day. The area contains a wealth of shade-rich avenues, gorgeous squares and public gardens, cultural and historic heritage, shops and facilities. The Vondelpark offers many hours of strolling, musing and jogging and borders the backyards of the family villas at 76-78.


Beethovenstraat, Van Baerlestraat and P.C. Hooftstraat are known to be the most beautiful shopping streets in Amsterdam, boasting many exclusive brands and specialty shops, including gorgeous wine traders, butchers and greengroceries for everyday necessities. Many restaurants in the area, including George W.P.A. – are well-known for their dishes and wines as well as their comfortable terraces and attentive staff. Amsterdam’s most important museums – Van Gogh, Stedelijk and Rijksmuseum – as well as the Concertgebouw are within walking distance of Van Eeghenstraat 76-78.


Theo Sanders was a building engineer and the son of a realtor. He was responsible for a number of large projects in Amsterdam including the design of the new Raadhuisstraat (‘the major breakthrough’ in the city centre expansion). In 1881, Sanders hired a new promising talent who later became his partner in the firm; the world-famous Hendrik Berlage. Berlage’s influence is clearly present in the family villas at 76-78.


The villas’ picturesque staggered towers, bay windows and balconies exemplify the Willemspark style. The window layouts are largely traditional. Berlage’s rationalistic influence includes the modest brick and natural stone lintels. When it comes to the villas’ lush ornamentation – including the stained glass, ceiling frescos and ornamental ironwork – Sanders was primarily influenced by the style and colour palettes of Art Nouveau. As of 1954 and until recently, two villas were being used as office space – fortunately the original villa characteristics were maintained, and they are now being restored and supplemented with new high-end quality and luxury by Zuider Vastgoed.