This Chic Cabin Makes Glamping in The Netherlands a Breeze
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This Chic Cabin Makes Glamping in The Netherlands a Breeze

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By Anna Squier
Simple, spacious, and Scandinavian-inspired, De Grote Beer is one of a cluster of chic, modern cabins awaiting your arrival.

Conceptualized by Netherlands–based firm Depot Rotterdam, this sleek cabin has been created as part of a small-scale vacation retreat to celebrate the breathtaking setting of the country's Terschelling Island. Thanks to its simple, practical design, the modern cabin—named De Grote Beer—allows guests to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing style.

The simple massing consists of two blocks, which have been connected via an outdoor patio that wraps around the home. Here, outdoor spaces become one with the indoor elements.

The simple massing consists of two blocks, which have been connected via an outdoor patio that wraps around the home. Here, outdoor spaces become one with the indoor elements.

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The minimal, box-like structure is clad in black washed wood. Natural decking surrounds the masses, connecting them as a whole unit, complete with exterior living spaces. Fully equipped with all the practical amenities of a modern camping retreat, the two-bedroom, one-bath dwelling provides views of the surrounding fields from every room. 

Clad in black-washed decking, the simple structure makes a quiet statement in the natural setting. While its thoughtful layout provides plenty of space for family gatherings, the cabin is also an idlliic setting for a private hideaway. 

Clad in black-washed decking, the simple structure makes a quiet statement in the natural setting. While its thoughtful layout provides plenty of space for family gatherings, the cabin is also an idlliic setting for a private hideaway. 

Exterior wood-burning fireplaces draw original camping elements into the luxury of an enclosed, private cabin.

Exterior wood-burning fireplaces draw original camping elements into the luxury of an enclosed, private cabin.

Bright, spacious interiors contrast with the darkly clad exterior, while stylish, modern furnishings promise a uniquely curated stay. A subtle, natural material palette continuously wraps the interior and re-emphasizes the connection to the surrounding land.

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An outdoor picnic table provides a quaint spot to enjoy dinner as a family, play games, or read a book while taking in the village and surrounding scenic views.

An outdoor picnic table provides a quaint spot to enjoy dinner as a family, play games, or read a book while taking in the village and surrounding scenic views.

More so, hidden surprises add bonus delight to the charming living spaces. Fold-able furniture offers an additional sleeping space for extra guests and an elevated resting nook draws the night sky inward. Colorful accents infuse playfulness to the charming, minimalist retreat. 

Expansive glazing creates a continuous visual connection between the interior living spaces and exterior patio.

Expansive glazing creates a continuous visual connection between the interior living spaces and exterior patio.

Bright interiors contrast to the dark exterior.  Daylight fills the space via large glass doors and windows along each exterior wall.

Bright interiors contrast to the dark exterior. Daylight fills the space via large glass doors and windows along each exterior wall.

A fully equipped kitchen provides all the needed amenities for a luxurious cabin retreat.

A fully equipped kitchen provides all the needed amenities for a luxurious cabin retreat.

A large dining table with a built-in banquette can comfortably seat an entire family, as well as a group of friends.  Bright colors add a nice spark to the otherwise neutral palette.

A large dining table with a built-in banquette can comfortably seat an entire family, as well as a group of friends. Bright colors add a nice spark to the otherwise neutral palette.

Bedrooms are adorned with the same simple material palette.  Wood-clad walls, white ceilings, large windows, and simple pops of color allow the views to remain the focal point.

Bedrooms are adorned with the same simple material palette. Wood-clad walls, white ceilings, large windows, and simple pops of color allow the views to remain the focal point.

This small cabin provides plenty of sleeping space.  Below the built-in bunk lies a foldable bed, which can be converted into a table when not in use.

This small cabin provides plenty of sleeping space. Below the built-in bunk lies a foldable bed, which can be converted into a table when not in use.

Thanks to a simple pull-down handle, a full-size bed provides additional sleeping space without any hassle.

Thanks to a simple pull-down handle, a full-size bed provides additional sleeping space without any hassle.

The bath is complete with a floating vanity, vessel sink, walk-in shower, and large mirror.

The bath is complete with a floating vanity, vessel sink, walk-in shower, and large mirror.

At night, the star-gazing nook is the perfect place to view the bright, twinkling stars, including the Big Dipper.

At night, the star-gazing nook is the perfect place to view the bright, twinkling stars, including the Big Dipper.

A glass dome provides clear viewing to the endless sky above.

A glass dome provides clear viewing to the endless sky above.

Modern, chic furnishings and colorful artwork create a stylish interior setting.

Modern, chic furnishings and colorful artwork create a stylish interior setting.

The comfort and coziness provided is perfect for family holidays.

The comfort and coziness provided is perfect for family holidays.

De Grote Beer is the perfect setting to switch from the hustle and bustle of everyday life while being surrounded by nature and Scandinavian-inspired design. The cabin is currently listed via Boutique Homes, with prices starting at €87 per night. 

Project Credits:

Architect of Record: Depot Rotterdam

Interior Design: Depot Rotterdam & Ilona Luca