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NL8858

Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Front view house plus parking space at front door

Front view house plus parking space at front door

Front view of the full row of houses, our house is the 2nd starting left

Front view of the full row of houses, our house is the 2nd starting left

Seatings for late afternoon & evening drinks in the sun

Seatings for late afternoon & evening drinks in the sun

Entrance & passage way also including toilet

Entrance & passage way also including toilet

Living room with view towards front garden & parking space

Living room with view towards front garden & parking space

Living room

Living room

Living room with view towards dining/kitchen area

Living room with view towards dining/kitchen area

Dining table

Dining table

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen view from above

Kitchen view from above

Kitchen & dining room

Kitchen & dining room

Cupboard between the dining & kitchen area

Cupboard between the dining & kitchen area

Play & craft area next to the kitchen.The kitchen bar is painted with schoolboard paint so can be drawn on with crayola's

Play & craft area next to the kitchen.The kitchen bar is painted with schoolboard paint so can be drawn on with crayola's

Back garden view from the dining area

Back garden view from the dining area

Garden with trampoline + table & seats

Garden with trampoline + table & seats

The gas barbecue / outdoor kitchen is the newest incorporation to the garden :)

The gas barbecue / outdoor kitchen is the newest incorporation to the garden :)

Kitchen garden with vegetables & herbs available for your to take as much as available

Kitchen garden with vegetables & herbs available for your to take as much as available

Garden view with bench for almost all-day sun seating

Garden view with bench for almost all-day sun seating

Hallway 1st floor

Hallway 1st floor

Mauro's room

Mauro's room

Gustavo's room

Gustavo's room

Gustavo's room

Gustavo's room

Gustavo's room

Gustavo's room

Bathroom 1st floor

Bathroom 1st floor

Bathroom 1st floor

Bathroom 1st floor

Lisandro's room

Lisandro's room

Lisandro's room

Lisandro's room

View backside of the house from Lisandro's room

View backside of the house from Lisandro's room

Open area 2nd floor

Open area 2nd floor

Bedroom Rutger & Sara 2nd floor

Bedroom Rutger & Sara 2nd floor

Bedroom Rutger & Sara 2nd floor

Bedroom Rutger & Sara 2nd floor

Bedroom Rutger & Sara 2nd floor

Bedroom Rutger & Sara 2nd floor

Playground just across the street from the house (less than 50m)

Playground just across the street from the house (less than 50m)

Example of water close around the house, basically the neighbourhood is surrounded by water & green areas

Example of water close around the house, basically the neighbourhood is surrounded by water & green areas

Toolenburgerplas, 1 of the recreational areas in close proximity including lake, green areas & sand beaches, 10 min bike ride

Toolenburgerplas, 1 of the recreational areas in close proximity including lake, green areas & sand beaches, 10 min bike ride

Toolenburgerplas, 1 of the recreational areas in close proximity including lake, green areas & sand beaches, 10 min bike ride

Toolenburgerplas, 1 of the recreational areas in close proximity including lake, green areas & sand beaches, 10 min bike ride

Skatepark Headvillage 5 minute ride away

Skatepark Headvillage 5 minute ride away

Summer exchange 2019 in Osnabruck zoo

Summer exchange 2019 in Osnabruck zoo

This is us together at a birthday celebration in 2018

This is us together at a birthday celebration in 2018

Silver

Member since

2018


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
December 24, 2022 - January 08, 2023 1 weeks

1 week in an area of snow & mountains we are most interested in, but you can always try & surprise us

Spacious house well-located to explore Amsterdam & surroundings

If you want to spend your holidays exploring the Western part Netherlands, our home is a good place to start your explorations from! We have a comfortable house located in a relaxed & green residential zone in Hoofddorp, a small city located in the proximities of Amsterdam & Haarlem. Several beaches are by car within 30 minutes driving, and we have several nature & recreational parks with swimming options within bicycle distance. Indoor swimming pool is within eyesight from the house. There's also a big skatepark very close by, various football & a basketball court in the proximity just a bike ride away.

Our house is 3 levels high, approx 165m3, with 4 bedrooms, with a back garden with shed and a parking space up front. The house is cosy and spacious. The photos can help you to get an impression on our house, an image says more than a thousand words they say! At the end of 2021 we renovated the house, it now has a new kitchen, more spacious bathroom, a new toilet and new flooring incl floor heating downstairs. Once everything is painted and back in it's 'new' place, we'll update the pictures of our property.

We believe the house has most conveniences of today's modern world, wifi, tv, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine & dryer, and other home appliances. And for the kids we have many toys, we have 3 boys but even for girls we think they will probably not be easily bored. We also installed a trampoline and natural grass in the back garden. In case your kids are older, no worries, we can convert 2 beds to 180cm length and for the smallest room we can also place a normal 1 person bed or a double bed. No kids, no problem, we just bring many toys to your home!

In the shed you can find an extra fridge & freezer combo, rackets, balls, and other games, an inflatable swimming pool, and 6 bikes incl 1 mountain bike all with helmets so you can safely explore the surroundings the Dutch way.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 4 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Category marketing manager
  • Children psychologist & care professional

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3 floors
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5
  • Total Area: 165 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 6

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Europe
  • Mexico

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Español
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Schiphol - 10km

The house is well located to go and explore the Netherlands, especially the Randstad region. The key cities that form this 'metropolitan' area are Amsterdam (distance from house 34km), The Hague (47km), Rottterdam (60km) & Utrecht (64km) and its surroundings. You have a great starting point from our house to which you can daily discover by car new places and landscapes. Besides the aforementioned cities, there's also other beautiful but smaller cities such as Haarlem (18km), Leiden (19km), Delft (49km), or other touristic magnets such as Volendam (49km), Zaanse Schans (38km), Kinderdijk (91km) and Keukenhof (10km). There's also many beach villages in the proximity, closest by is Zandvoort (16km), but also other beach towns like Bloemendaal (19km), Katwijk (19km) or Wijk aan Zee (31km) can bring diversity to your beach days. Closer at biking distance 15 min max we have various parks, forest, and lakes closeby for sports and recreation, and a swimming pool around the corner. The shopping centre for the daily groceries is closely located, a 5 minute bike ride away, 2 min by car. Hoofddorp city centre is a 15 minutes bike ride away, 10 min by car.

Occupation

  • Category marketing manager
  • Children psychologist & care professional

Children

  • Boy - Age: 10
  • Boy - Age: 8
  • Boy - Age: 6

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

We're a Dutch-Mexican family with 3 boys. After several years of having lived in different places in Europe, in 2017 we decided to settle down in the Netherlands to give our boys a stable youth in a fixed spot with family & long time friends around. Rutger is Dutch and works in consumer product marketing, Sara is Mexican and is children psychologist and works in child day care. Our boys are Gustavo, Lisandro and Mauro, respectively 9, 7 & 5 years old. We speak Dutch and Spanish at home. Next to our family life and work, we have an active fitness lifestyle for all of us, and try to have social moments with friends and family.

Lifestyle

We're an active family. Besides taking care of the kids and ourselves, we work, and we all do different sports, we try to have our social moments with friends & family. This is basically how we keep ourselves fit for life, never a dull moment!

References

This member has completed 4 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: