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 iscalled Kromme (Curved) Jak, the neighbours thought this small building should be called Kort (Short)Jakje. Kort Jakje also happens to be a nursery rhyme.”

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