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NL0364

Bussum, Netherlands

Downstairs

Downstairs

Our house

Our house

Front door

Front door

Front door and hallway with original tiles

Front door and hallway with original tiles

Hallway

Hallway

Kitchen and one of the living rooms

Kitchen and one of the living rooms

Professional coffee machine

Professional coffee machine

Gas fireplace

Gas fireplace

The dining table looking out over the garden

The dining table looking out over the garden

The other living room

The other living room

We love art and vintage

We love art and vintage

Bathroom downstairs

Bathroom downstairs

We love plants

We love plants

We love books

We love books

Office

Office

This is our cat Babbe

This is our cat Babbe

The garden

The garden

Guest room downstairs

Guest room downstairs

Bathroom of the guestroom

Bathroom of the guestroom

Let's go upstairs

Let's go upstairs

Master bed room

Master bed room

Dressing room next to the master bed room

Dressing room next to the master bed room

Bathroom with sauna

Bathroom with sauna

Small double room upstairs

Small double room upstairs

Double room upstairs

Double room upstairs

Another double room upstairs

Another double room upstairs

Washing room upstairs

Washing room upstairs

Let's go to the attic

Let's go to the attic

The attic

The attic

Double room at the attic

Double room at the attic

Bathroom at the attic

Bathroom at the attic

Rooftop terrace

Rooftop terrace

Rooftop terrace, good for barbecues and the laundry

Rooftop terrace, good for barbecues and the laundry

Swan on a snowy day in a lake in nearby

Swan on a snowy day in a lake in nearby

Our street

Our street

Restaurant in Bussum

Restaurant in Bussum

Beautiful houses in Naarden

Beautiful houses in Naarden

Shopping area in Bussum

Shopping area in Bussum

Church in Bussum

Church in Bussum

Cheese on Thursday's market in Bussum

Cheese on Thursday's market in Bussum

In Bussum

In Bussum

The direct train to Amsterdam (20 minutes and you are downtown)

The direct train to Amsterdam (20 minutes and you are downtown)

Lake, about 20 minutes by bike

Lake, about 20 minutes by bike

Windmill, about 20 minutes by bike

Windmill, about 20 minutes by bike

Castle, about 20 minutes by bike

Castle, about 20 minutes by bike

Naarden Vesting, about 20 minutes by bike

Naarden Vesting, about 20 minutes by bike

About 5 minuts by bike from our house: woods to walk or run or bike

About 5 minuts by bike from our house: woods to walk or run or bike

More woods

More woods

National park Naardermeer

National park Naardermeer

Rent a canoe and hit the water in Ankeveen

Rent a canoe and hit the water in Ankeveen

Amsterdam canals

Amsterdam canals

Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum

Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

The Nordsea is about an hour drive away

The Nordsea is about an hour drive away

The Nordsea

The Nordsea

Our family, in Paris 2019

Our family, in Paris 2019

Our family in 2019, during an exchange in Paris

Our family in 2019, during an exchange in Paris

Ready to go

Member since

2013


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
December 26, 2022 - January 03, 2023 1
February 25, 2023 - March 03, 2023 1
April 23, 2023 - May 06, 2023 1
July 29, 2023 - August 30, 2023 1
October 21, 2023 - October 28, 2023 1

Big house just outside of Amsterdam

If you want to explore The Netherlands, this is for sure the best house to stay in. First because Bussum is right in the middle of The Netherlands. It's a cute little town with beautiful towns like Naarden close by and it takes only 20 minutes by train to the center of Amsterdam. Second because it is a very nice house, with 2 living rooms, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 with a sauna) and 2 seperate toilets.

The house was built in 1924, was once an Amstel beer brewery, then a yoga studio and after that a video editing company. We renovated this wonderful place into a comfortable and cosy family home, with a garden that's meant to be an (organic) flower paradise for birds & bees.

We've done about 12 exchanges so far, in the USA, France, Germany, Danemark, Italy, Finland and Estonia, mostly through another exchange-website (I can send you a link to the reviews).

We have a second home in the Harz in Germany, in Sankt Andreasberg, also available for swapping. Listed too, nr NL0365.

NOTE: we can discuss all sorts of swapping: simultaneous or non-simultaneous; Dutch house or German house, cat or no cat. Message for Dutch people: we don't do exchanges with houses in The Netherlands, except for the Waddeneilanden.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • projectmanager non-profit
  • interim manager highschools

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 11
  • Living Area: 335 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Sauna private
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 5

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Egypt
  • Indonesia
  • United Kingdom

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Schiphol, Amsterdam - 30 minutes drive

Ideally located as a touring base, our town offers easy access to Amsterdam. The train station is at about 10 minutes walking distance from our house, and the train brings you in exactly 20 minutes to Amsterdam Central Station. So you are really close to the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, the canals and the shopping areas of Amsterdam.

Our town is called Bussum and it's full of beautiful houses. It's not a big town but it has all the amenities you could be looking for while on vacation. Small shops, a library, a film theatre showing cult movies, a swimming pool, restaurants and café's with outside terraces, an open air market and lots more.

When you are staying in our house, you're in the very centre of Holland, and the Dutch sometimes refer to it as the Garden of Amsterdam. It's easy to see why: the area features lots of scenic and natural beauty. Use our bicycles to explore the expansive moorland, follow a walking trail through one of the mature woodlands or chill out on the waterfront at one of the terraces in picturesque Muiden. Visit the old village of Huizen, spend some money in the fancy shops of Laren or climb the church tower in Naarden Vesting to get a wonderful panoramic view of this fortified town. It's all minutes away from our home!

Getting to our house is easy, from Schiphol airport it's around 30 minutes by direct train and the nearest entrance to the freeway A1 (E30, directly to Germany) is about a 10 minutes drive from our house. Don't worry, you don't hear the trains or traffic in our house or garden; we like it quiet too!

Occupation

  • projectmanager non-profit
  • interim manager highschools

Children

  • Boy - Age: 20
  • Boy - Age: 18
  • Boy - Age: 16

Pets

  • cat

About Our Family

We are Renske (54) and Jouko (55), a married couple with three children. Our main home is in The Netherlands, close to Amsterdam.

We both have our own company, Renske does projectmanagement for non-profit organisations and Jouko works on interim basis as a director on highschools.

Our oldest son Ole (20) is studying Mechanical engineering in Delft and Philosophy in Leiden. Our middel son Lude (18) studies Architecture in Delft and our youngest son Josse (16) is in his final year at highschool.

We all like the outdoors, sports and water. With a visit to a big city once in a while for some cultural enrichment. We love staying in our second home in the Harz mountains in Germany, alternated with exchanges to see more of the world. We like making people happy with a stay in one of our houses: happy guests, happy hosts!

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