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NL0373

Kockengen, Netherlands

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Front view house

Front view house

Entrance hall

Entrance hall

Our livingroom with 5 meter high bookshelve

Our livingroom with 5 meter high bookshelve

View to the back in the living room

View to the back in the living room

The fire place in the living room

The fire place in the living room

Mid room view living room

Mid room view living room

Dining room area

Dining room area

master bedroom

master bedroom

Single bedroom

Single bedroom

Washstand single bedroom

Washstand single bedroom

Window view and desk in double bedroom

Window view and desk in double bedroom

Cupboard and washstand

Cupboard and washstand

Double bed bedroom

Double bed bedroom

Single bedroom window view and cupboards

Single bedroom window view and cupboards

computercorner in bedroom

computercorner in bedroom

Reverse view of bedroom with 2nd pull out bed

Reverse view of bedroom with 2nd pull out bed

Bedroom with second pull out bed

Bedroom with second pull out bed

Second bathroom

Second bathroom

Main bedroom bathroom

Main bedroom bathroom

Main bedroom cuboards

Main bedroom cuboards

view of the kitchen

view of the kitchen

Chill room with sleeping couch, television. The is also a 2 person inflatable matress available if needed.

Chill room with sleeping couch, television. The is also a 2 person inflatable matress available if needed.

The chill room with Gym

The chill room with Gym

View towards the smaller bookshelve on the etre sol

View towards the smaller bookshelve on the etre sol

Sofa in the entre sol area

Sofa in the entre sol area

View from the entre sol

View from the entre sol

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Kockengen our home town

Kockengen our home town

Vinkeveense lakes

Vinkeveense lakes

Vinkeveense lakes

Vinkeveense lakes

Market in Breukelen

Market in Breukelen

Mansion along thr Vecht

Mansion along thr Vecht

The river Vecht

The river Vecht

Beautiful houses along the river Vecht

Beautiful houses along the river Vecht

Castle ter Haar in Haarzuilen

Castle ter Haar in Haarzuilen

Utrecht centre

Utrecht centre

Utrecht centre

Utrecht centre

Utrect centre

Utrect centre

National park the Veluwe

National park the Veluwe

Kockengen view

Kockengen view

Kockengen view

Kockengen view

Lots of swans and other bird life in our area

Lots of swans and other bird life in our area

Fruit trees

Fruit trees

Beautiful views and hiking area's in our neighbourhood

Beautiful views and hiking area's in our neighbourhood

Beautiful Kockengen

Beautiful Kockengen

Our mill which is open for visitors a few times a week.

Our mill which is open for visitors a few times a week.

Riya, Leoni, Qiumin in Hongkong

Riya, Leoni, Qiumin in Hongkong

Riya's 18th birthday

Riya's 18th birthday

Christmas India (Calcutta)

Christmas India (Calcutta)

Dheera and Nico

Dheera and Nico

Leoni, Riya and Qiumin

Leoni, Riya and Qiumin

Leoni and Nico. Perth Australia summer exchange

Leoni and Nico. Perth Australia summer exchange

Dheera's Birthday in Venice

Dheera's Birthday in Venice

Master bedroom Front view house Entrance hall Our livingroom with 5 meter high bookshelve View to the back in the living room The fire place in the living room Mid room view living room Dining room area master bedroom Single bedroom Washstand single bedroom Window view and desk in double bedroom Cupboard and washstand Double bed bedroom Single bedroom window view and cupboards computercorner in bedroom Reverse view of bedroom with 2nd pull out bed Bedroom with second pull out bed Second bathroom Main bedroom bathroom Main bedroom cuboards view of the kitchen Chill room with sleeping couch, television. The is also a 2 person inflatable matress available if needed. The chill room with Gym View towards the smaller bookshelve on the etre sol Sofa in the entre sol area View from the entre sol Master bedroom Kockengen our home town Vinkeveense lakes Vinkeveense lakes Market in Breukelen Mansion along thr Vecht The river Vecht Beautiful houses along the river Vecht Castle ter Haar in Haarzuilen Utrecht centre Utrecht centre Utrect centre National park the Veluwe Kockengen view Kockengen view Lots of swans and other bird life in our area Fruit trees Beautiful views and hiking area's in our neighbourhood Beautiful Kockengen Our mill which is open for visitors a few times a week. Riya, Leoni, Qiumin in Hongkong Riya's 18th birthday Christmas India (Calcutta) Dheera and Nico Leoni, Riya and Qiumin Leoni and Nico. Perth Australia summer exchange Dheera's Birthday in Venice
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Member since

1989


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
July 25, 2020 - August 14, 2020 2 weeks

Great Villa in the country close to Amsterdam and Utrecht

Enjoy the luxury of a 3 story villa in the town of Kockengen.

Our 6 bedroom house is in the beautiful country side in between Amsterdam and Utrecht. From the station in Breukelen you will be in the centre of Amsterdam and its renowned museums within 20 minutes. The city of Utrecht which is as lovely as Amsterdam but quieter is 10 minutes by train. Rotterdam, The Hague are also easy to reach by train.The freeway exit is easily accessible which can take you easily to the Ijselmeer, Haarlem, the Dutch polders our national park 'de hoge Veluwe' or the coast.

The area around our Kockengen is known for its wonderful views and offers great walks and bike riding. Swimming and sailing possibilities are close by in Vinkeveen or Maarssen.

As for our house itself - Our house has 6 large bedrooms, a modern kitchen, conservatory, study with piano, large living and dining room, outside terrace with BBQ (Green Egg) and garages.

We have 9 bikes available (of which 4 electric)

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 19 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Chief of Staff at the Association Montessori International
  • Teacher, Last year Student Master in Pedagogy

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 12
  • Living Area: 75 m2
  • Total Area: 360 m2

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 9

Facilities

  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

  • Great Britain, UK
  • Ireland
  • Scotland, UK

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Occupation

  • Chief of Staff at the Association Montessori International
  • Teacher, Last year Student Master in Pedagogy

Children

  • Girl - Age: 18
  • Girl - Age: 17

Pets

  • Our dog Bella who will stay with friends or a kennel during holiday

About Our Family

We are a family of 6. Nico is a retired officer from the Royal Netherlands Navy and is now working full time as Chief of Staff for the Association Montessori international. Dheera is studying for her Master in Pedagogy and English and teaches 2 days a week at the Metis Montessori lycée. Tom is the oldest of the kids and now works and lives in Brussel. Leoni the oldest daughter is studying to become a nurse and she lives in the North in a place called Schagen. Riya is now in her first year of study to become an elementary teacher. Qiumin is in the 4th grade of high school. Tom and Leoni will not join us on summer holiday. Qiumin will, Riya might decide to go on holiday with friends.

Lifestyle

Our lifestyle has changed somewhat after our move from Amsterdam to the countryside of Kockengen. We have a beautiful garden, greenhouse and a little plot next door where we grow our own vegetables. The area we now live in is great for biking and hiking. It is really an idyllic place to live. There are a lot of lakes in the area with nice beaches for swimming and sailing possibilities. Dheera, Riya and I play tennis at the local tennis club and Qiumin plays football in our local team.