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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Springtime in Amsterdam

Springtime in Amsterdam

Springtime from backgarden

Springtime from backgarden

Alfresco dining!

Alfresco dining!

Summertime

Summertime

Terrace and canoe

Terrace and canoe

kitchen

kitchen

living area

living area

living area

living area

The stove

The stove

bedroom

bedroom

bathroom

bathroom

Nuala's bedroom

Nuala's bedroom

Bedroom with two single/ double beds 1

Bedroom with two single/ double beds 1

Bedroom with two single/double beds 2

Bedroom with two single/double beds 2

Our car VolvoV50

Our car VolvoV50

Front garden in winter

Front garden in winter

Partytime

Partytime

View from the front garden

View from the front garden

Wintertime

Wintertime

Our boat mored behind the house

Our boat mored behind the house

Canal behind our house

Canal behind our house

Sloterplas, the lake behind our house

Sloterplas, the lake behind our house

Fine dining - Qunis at cycling distance

Fine dining - Qunis at cycling distance

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ - for music

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ - for music

Amsterdam by night

Amsterdam by night

The North Sea 30 minutes from home

The North Sea 30 minutes from home

Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam

Wadden Islands, Vlieland

Wadden Islands, Vlieland

Klompen

Klompen

Nuala, Eileen, Maeve &Ray

Nuala, Eileen, Maeve &Ray

Sandra & Ray in the west of Ireland 2017

Sandra & Ray in the west of Ireland 2017

Pancakes

Pancakes

More Natureluur

More Natureluur

De Natureluur, kids adventure park behind our house

De Natureluur, kids adventure park behind our house

Just dance

Just dance

Gardening

Gardening

Shaky died in 2018, but Mojo is still around

Shaky died in 2018, but Mojo is still around

Heading for city centre

Heading for city centre

Canoeing behind our house

Canoeing behind our house

Springtime in Amsterdam Springtime from backgarden Alfresco dining! Summertime Terrace and canoe kitchen living area living area The stove bedroom bathroom Nuala's bedroom Bedroom with two single/ double beds 1 Bedroom with two single/double beds 2 Our car VolvoV50 Front garden in winter Partytime View from the front garden Wintertime Our boat mored behind the house Canal behind our house Sloterplas, the lake behind our house Fine dining - Qunis at cycling distance Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ - for music Amsterdam by night The North Sea 30 minutes from home Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam Wadden Islands, Vlieland Klompen Nuala, Eileen, Maeve &Ray Sandra & Ray in the west of Ireland 2017 Pancakes More Natureluur De Natureluur, kids adventure park behind our house Just dance Gardening Shaky died in 2018, but Mojo is still around Heading for city centre Canoeing behind our house
Gold

Member since

2012


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
February 01, 2019 - December 31, 2020 1 weeks

We have arranged an exchange for summer 2019.

House with garden in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Open to offers

Our comfortable family home is just a 20min. bike or tram ride from Amsterdam city centre. There are three bedrooms. One with a kingsize bed. One with a single bed, and one with two single/double beds. The south facing garden opens onto a park and a small canal which gives access to a nearby lake. Our guests can use our canadian canoe to paddle through some small canals to the nearby lake which has clean swimming water. We also have a small motorboat available. There are excellent public transport connections to city centre. Trams 13, 7 stop a short walking distance from our house.
Shops, park with adventure playground, animal farm, city beach and swimming pool are all within walking distance of the house.
From here the coast can be easily reached by car in about 20 mins. and by bike in just over an hour. There are several bikes available and lots of beautiful bike routes to choose from. Our car, a Volvo V50 is available for our guests.  
Most of you I'm sure are aware of the many attractions Amsterdam has to offer and we feel our bit of "countryside" so close to this beautiful city will give you that bit extra.

We have done seven exchanges so far and look forward to many more in the future.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 1 Children
  • 8 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Innovation manager health and care
  • Actor/ Translator/ Handyman

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: twee verdiepingen
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5
  • Total Area: 120 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Use of boat
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Ireland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Schiphol Amsterdam -

  • shopping supermarket (0.6 km)
  • boating watersport centrum sloterplas (4.3 km)
  • lake Sloterplas (1.9 km)
  • forest 't Ruige riet (0.0 km)
  • beach sloterplas strand (1.9 km)

Good tram connections (tram 13; tram7) to city centre about 7 mins walk from house. South facing garden opens onto a beautiful park for nice walks and running which also has a children's farm and adventure playground. Public swimming pool and city beach at 5-10 mins walk from house. Bakery, butcher, fishmonger and supermarket 5 mins from house.

Occupation

  • Innovation manager health and care
  • Actor/ Translator/ Handyman

Children

  • Girl - Age: 14

Pets

  • Gúna, a very easygoing cat.
  • Mojo, a chameleon

About Our Family

We are a family of six. Ray is Irish and has four daughters aged 14 to 32. These days we generally travel with our daughter Nuala (14), while some of the other girls and/ or friends may join. Sandra is Dutch.

Lifestyle

What shall we say? We are easily pleased. We love the quiet life, enjoy nature, as much as we like to visit cities, experience new cultures and meet new people. A possibility to swim at the end of a day out or a day at home, is a real treat.
Through Intervac, we have been alternating summers in Ireland, visiting our family, with warmer holidays in southern Europe. Having said that, we would absolutely love to visit northern Europe as well, but their summerholidays don't seem to match very well with ours...

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