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NL0656

Bloemendaal, Netherlands

view on the street seen from the second floor

view on the street seen from the second floor

Living front

Living front

Kitchen

Kitchen

Rear garden

Rear garden

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Study with balcony on the south

Study with balcony on the south

Bathroom

Bathroom

Church of Bloemendaal (17th century)

Church of Bloemendaal (17th century)

Folly in Bloemendaal

Folly in Bloemendaal

Bloemendaal down town in the winter

Bloemendaal down town in the winter

Haarlem Market square view on cathedral

Haarlem Market square view on cathedral

Haarlem Market square view on city hall

Haarlem Market square view on city hall

Beach

Beach

Flowering bulb fields in April

Flowering bulb fields in April

Us in Japan

Us in Japan

view on the street seen from the second floor Living front Kitchen Rear garden Master bedroom Study with balcony on the south Bathroom Church of Bloemendaal (17th century) Folly in Bloemendaal Bloemendaal down town in the winter Haarlem Market square view on cathedral Haarlem Market square view on city hall Beach Flowering bulb fields in April Us in Japan
Platinum

Member since

2001


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
December 21, 2019 - December 29, 2019 1 weeks

Destination easy to reach

January 01, 2020 - December 31, 2020 2 weeks

Flexibel. 2-3 weeks. Preferably off season

Cozy house in a charming and urban village near seaside with easy connection to Amsterdam.

Bloemendaal is a lovely village near the historic city of Haarlem and the coast. Our three-store house with a small front garden and an enclosed back garden on the southside, dates from 1940. There's a cosy living room with a fireplace, wireless internet connection, a cable-connected color-tv (Netflix), a dvd-player/writer and a stereo set, cd-player (a great collection of classical cd's is at your disposal), and a well equiped kitchen, including dish-washer and micro-wave. On the first floor a sunny study with a balcony on the south side, a second toilet, a bathroom and our sleeping room with a second tv and a soft-side waterbed: fully stabilised so don't be afraid of getting sea sick. The attic forms a small apartment in itself, with an extra shower, two spare beds, and another sleepingroom with a double bed.
I dare say that Bloemendaal is a very nice place to stay in Holland. It has the best of both worlds: the Northsea-beach is 6 km. away, the centre of Amsterdam 22 km. or 24 minutes by train. Comparable distances: from Musée du Louvre to Versailles, or from the south of Manhattan to the north of Manhattan. Bloemendaal is situated on the edge of a huge dune area of nature-protection, which offers ample opportunities for hiking, biking (we will leave you four bikes), playing and swimming. In the pleasant shopping centre of Bloemendaal (10 minutes walking or 3 minutes by bicycle) you will find all kind of shops, and some nice restaurants. Far more of the same is available in the centre of Haarlem (3 km.), which is also the site of some very fine monuments, museums, cinemas and theaters, and of course in Amsterdam.
Car-exchange is an option (our car: seat altea automatic transmission). Besides a car is public transport in this region also a good alternative for short excursions. From Bloemendaal station (please mind: there is no elevator to the platforms) there are trains to Haarlem (besides buslines) and Amsterdam every half an hour. It's more practical to go to Amsterdam by train than by car. From Haarlem there are easy connections with all the famous old cities like Utrecht, Leiden, Den Haag and Delft. Besides 4 bicycles, lots of maps of the environment will be at your disposal.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 55 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired historian &
  • HR Consultant

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Japan
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Norway
  • Bergen, Norway

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Schiphol - 15 km

  • shopping Shopping center of Bloemendaal (0.7 km)
  • forest Dunes (2.0 km)
  • lake Free natural swimming lake (2.8 km)
  • beach Beach Bloemendaal o/t Seaside (6.4 km)
  • sea North Sea (6.6 km)

Our neigboorhood is residential, quiet and charming. Streets are lined with trees and the houses date from '20-'30 of the previous century. There is one local organic convenience store around the corner. More shops and restaurants are 700 meters away.

Occupation

  • Retired historian &
  • HR Consultant

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

We are a couple of two. My husband Gert Jan is historian and retired. My name is Sabine, and I work as a HRD-consultant for a bank in Amsterdam.
Since Gert Jan is retired we have more time for travelling and that is a great pleasure. We like hiking in the nature, visiting cities and museums.

Lifestyle

We love nature and culture, especially in the combination, but also cities have our interest.
Extended weekend exchange In big cities and short breaks of a week in Europe are always welcome!
Besides our home in Bloemendaal there is also a possibility of a combined exchange with our secondary home at the country side in Belgium, near Maastricht and Aachen.

References

This member has completed 55 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: