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NL4723

Bussum, Netherlands

Forest just 5 mins away

Forest just 5 mins away

A bikeride in the area

A bikeride in the area

Trees to climb everywhere!

Trees to climb everywhere!

our street

our street

IJmuiden beach (40 mins by car)

IJmuiden beach (40 mins by car)

A visit to the Royal Concertgebouw- 30 mins away

A visit to the Royal Concertgebouw- 30 mins away

Petting zoo across the street

Petting zoo across the street

Small amusement park nearby

Small amusement park nearby

Summer exchange 2019 in Bilbao

Summer exchange 2019 in Bilbao

Forest just 5 mins away A bikeride in the area Trees to climb everywhere! our street IJmuiden beach (40 mins by car) A visit to the Royal Concertgebouw- 30 mins away Petting zoo across the street Small amusement park nearby Summer exchange 2019 in Bilbao
Gold

Member since

2014

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
October 18, 2019 - October 26, 2019 1 weeks

Fall break: we are able to exchange for a few days up to a week. Driving distance preferably.

December 26, 2019 - January 05, 2020 1 weeks

Looking for a Christmas break. Open to all options

February 14, 2020 - February 23, 2020 1 weeks

School vacation. Preferably somewhere close to snow and skiing but open to all options!

April 18, 2020 - May 05, 2020 1

Spring break- available for exchanges from a few days up to 2 weeks

July 11, 2020 - August 15, 2020 3 weeks

Summer vacation- looking for somewhere original, close to sea or mountains, for 2-4 weeks. Open to all options!

Wonderful 1930s family in Amsterdam area

We have had many succesful exchanges in the past and love to discover new places close by and farther away! Open to all offers :)

Our family of four (Martijn, 40; Julia, 38; Anna, 8; and Isaac, 5) live in Bussum, which is a great town, close to forests and just 20 mins by train or car from Amsterdam. Lots of great facilities in the area for kids, including a petting zoo across the street and a wonderful big playground on biking distance. Tons of walking and hiking opportunities as well as a nice town with restaurants and shops. Our house is about 140 m2 and has 5 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. We have 4 adult bikes and 2 childrens bikes- and lots of toys to use!

In the area:
- Gooi and Vechtstreek: forests, the oldest natural reserve in Holland, lots of beautiful country houses and wonderful towns: http://www.vvvgooivecht.nl/nl
- The cutest and nicest amusement park in Holland on biking distance: http://www.oudvalkeveen.nl/
- The wonderful town of Naarden Vesting, an old fort, with old cobblestone streets and fortified walls: http://www.infonaarden.nl/
- Amsterdam Museum Quarter: 30 mins by bike or public transport, even faster by car http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/visiting/areas/amsterdam-neighbourhoods/centre/museum-quarter
- Beach (IJmuiden): 40 mins by car
- Cycling and walking routes through the countryside
- Unique natural reserves with old forts and lakes
- Schiphol Airport 30 mins away by train
- Cities of Utrecht (20 mins by public transport) and The Hague (40 mins) close by

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 10 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Advisor (Cultural institution) &
  • Manager (Cultural institution)

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 50 m2
  • Total Area: 140 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
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar

Outdoor

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

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Europe
  • Ireland
  • England, UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Belgium
  • United States
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Netherlands

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch
  • Czech

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Schiphol - 35 km

Occupation

  • Advisor (Cultural institution) &
  • Manager (Cultural institution)

Children

  • Boy - Age: 5
  • Girl - Age: 9

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

Lifestyle

We divide our spare time between the town we live in, and Amsterdam. In our town, we enjoy friends' company, visit local shops, go cycling or walking in the woods. The swimming pool is great in the summer.
Some friends and relatives live in Amsterdam, so we often go there to enjoy their company, shop or have a coffee downtown. We also visit the museum area a couple of times a year and like to cycle to town and discover new places.

If we have a day off in the weekend, we go to the beach in Castricum to swim and enjoy the beach and dunes.

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