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Heiloo, Olanda (Paesi Bassi)

View from our back window.

View from our back window.

Amsterdam, of course, 25 minutes by train.

Amsterdam, of course, 25 minutes by train.

We are close to the coast. The nearest beach is Egmond aan Zee. Beautiful sunsets!

We are close to the coast. The nearest beach is Egmond aan Zee. Beautiful sunsets!

Alkmaar, charming little town at 15 minutes' bike ride through wooded parklands.

Alkmaar, charming little town at 15 minutes' bike ride through wooded parklands.

Bergen, mundane artist's village with beautiful architecture, a cinema in the woods, cafes and interesting museum.

Bergen, mundane artist's village with beautiful architecture, a cinema in the woods, cafes and interesting museum.

Sand dunes, a unique coastal ecosystem in the 'Noordhollands Duinreservaat'.

Sand dunes, a unique coastal ecosystem in the 'Noordhollands Duinreservaat'.

The island of Texel, to which you can make a day trip.

The island of Texel, to which you can make a day trip.

This is quite close to our house, for evening or early morning strolls. It's called the 'Heilooër Bos'.

This is quite close to our house, for evening or early morning strolls. It's called the 'Heilooër Bos'.

And this as well, accessible for a short walk. Open landscape with lots of water and beautiful skies.

And this as well, accessible for a short walk. Open landscape with lots of water and beautiful skies.

Harry and Mariette

Harry and Mariette

Sometimes we travel with our 23-year old daughter Paula. She is currently in her final year at the University of Amsterdam.

Sometimes we travel with our 23-year old daughter Paula. She is currently in her final year at the University of Amsterdam.

View from our back window. Amsterdam, of course, 25 minutes by train. We are close to the coast. The nearest beach is Egmond aan Zee. Beautiful sunsets! Alkmaar, charming little town at 15 minutes' bike ride through wooded parklands. Bergen, mundane artist's village with beautiful architecture, a cinema in the woods, cafes and interesting museum. Sand dunes, a unique coastal ecosystem in the 'Noordhollands Duinreservaat'. The island of Texel, to which you can make a day trip. This is quite close to our house, for evening or early morning strolls. It's called the 'Heilooër Bos'. And this as well, accessible for a short walk. Open landscape with lots of water and beautiful skies. Harry and Mariette Sometimes we travel with our 23-year old daughter Paula. She is currently in her final year at the University of Amsterdam.
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2007


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July 17, 2021 - August 21, 2021 1 weeks

This summer we would like to spend a week in Vienna, providing there are no travel restrictions by then. We intend to cycle along the Donau Radweg before or after, so you can stay in our house for two weeks if you like.

1930's period house situated between Amsterdam and the beach

From our quiet village, the train drops you off in the heart of Amsterdam in only 25 minutes. So you can enjoy all the riches of this beautiful city while escaping the smelly crowds. You may like to alternate your city adventures with cycle rides to the beach (30 minutes), or take an evening stroll through the woodlands and meadows (10 minutes). In 15 minutes, you can cycle to the charming medieval city of Alkmaar, with its famous cheese market. Interested in nature? We have some unique and extensive sand dune ecosystems on offer (30 minutes by bike). Or you can take a train and boat trip to the island of Texel (2 hrs). You may also like to visit the famous artist's village of Bergen, with its beautiful architecture and mundane cafes. And if all of this has worn you down a bit, just relax at home with one of our 3.000 books.

Our house was built in 1935 and still has some authentic details, such as the colourful 'jugendstil' glass sliding doors. Downstairs we have a living room and adjacent conservatory, kitchen and library and a lavatory, upstairs one bedroom with double bed, one with a single bed, a study and a bathroom. We usually keep the study for storing our own personal belongings, to leave more room for you. But if necessary we can use the attic for that and fabricate a fourth sleeping space in the study. The rooms are not big, but cosy and comfortable.

We have a sunny cottage garden with lots of flowers and even a little rooftop terrace for sunbathing. Have a look our garden through this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzwsVXFexmo.

Some caveats:
- We love pets and will be happy to look after yours, in return we ask you to water quite a few plants.
- We do not own a car, so we cannot exchange one; you can do very well without a car here if you have healthy legs (or rent an e-bike). Conversely, we need access to public transport at our home exchange address. The good news is that if you do come by car, there's a free parking lot across the road.
- That wonderful train that takes you to Amsterdam in a jiffy actually runs near our house, you can hear it go by.

 
 
 

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La nostra famiglia

  • 2 Adulti
  • 0 Bambini
  • 12 Scambi effettuati

Occupazione

  • science writer
  • philosophy teacher

La nostra casa

  • Tipo di casa: Casa
  • Ambiente: Piccola città
  • Camere da letto: 2
  • Bagni: 1
  • Posti letto: 4
  • Superficie calpestabile: 80 m2
  • Superficie totale: 140 m2

Nella mia casa

  • Animali da compagnia - Benvenuti
  • Bimbi piccoli - Benvenuti

Tipi di scambio

  • Scambio casa

All'interno

  • accesso ad internet gratuito
  • Computer a disposizione
  • Aria condizionata
  • Riscaldamento centrale
  • Camino
  • Lavatrice
  • Televisione

All'esterno

  • Giardino
  • Terrazza
  • Parco giochi
  • Biciclette: 2

Lista destinazioni preferite

  • Netherlands
  • Austria

Lingue parlate

  • Inglese
  • Francese
  • Tedesco
  • Olandese

Il nostro quartiere

Aeroporto più vicino: Schiphol Airport - 1 hour

The neighbourhood is luscious and sort of sleepy. Nevertheless, we are blessed with a fully equipped shopping centre at 5 minutes' walking distance.

Occupazione

  • science writer
  • philosophy teacher

Bambini

  • Nessun bambino

Animali da compagnia

  • Non abbiamo animali domestici.

Circa la nostra famiglia

We are an explorative couple, eager to get out of our bubble

Stile di vita

We love books and we love plants. We prefer to travel by public transport or by bike.