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Haarlem, Netherlands

Sara and Rif in Rome

Sara and Rif in Rome

Master bedroom, second floor

Master bedroom, second floor

Living room

Living room

Sara's room

Sara's room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Rif's room

Rif's room

Bathroom first floor

Bathroom first floor

Frans Hals museum, Haarlem

Frans Hals museum, Haarlem

Saint Bavo church, main square

Saint Bavo church, main square

Vijfhoek, Haarlem

Vijfhoek, Haarlem

Beach at Bloemendaal

Beach at Bloemendaal

Haarlem

Haarlem

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam by night

Amsterdam by night

Dunes at 5 km

Dunes at 5 km

San Sebastian 2016

San Sebastian 2016

Sara and Rif in Rome Master bedroom, second floor Living room Sara's room Kitchen Rif's room Bathroom first floor Frans Hals museum, Haarlem Saint Bavo church, main square Vijfhoek, Haarlem Beach at Bloemendaal Haarlem Amsterdam Amsterdam by night Dunes at 5 km San Sebastian 2016
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Member since

2008

Open for exchange

The member has not specified any exchange dates

Lovely house in northern Europe

We invite you to our lovely home at the coast and in the centre of Holland and the nortern part of Europe. Haarlem is a charming 'golden age' city with lots of culture and restaurants. We live near the beach, it will take you 30 minutes by bike or you can take the car and be there in 10 minutes. All interesting cities are within easy reach by train or car. For example: you can get to Amsterdam in 15 minutes by train, Rotterdam in 50 minutes. By train you reach Paris in less than 4 hours, Brussels and Antwerp less than 2 hrs. Germany also close by; Berlin, Cologne.
NB In front of our house there is enough free parking space, unlike Amsterdam where you pay 4-5 euro per hour, from 09.00 - 24.00 in and around the center!

Prior exchanges:

Summer 2017 Munster, Germany
Summer 2016 San Sebastian, Spain
Summer 2015 Neuried, Germany
Summer 2014 Dresden, Germany and Berlin, Germany
Autumn 2013 Gent, Belgium
Summer 2013 Saint Lary Soulan, France
Saint Germain de Marencennes, France
Summer 2012    Herrala, Finland
Summer 2011:   Barcelona, Spain
Summer 2010:   Gemmenich, Belgium
                          Herxheim, Germany
May 2010:         Sint-Truiden, Belgium (weekend)
May 2010:         Harderwijk, Netherlands (weekend)
Easter 2010:     Paris, France (Easter weekend)
 
Summer 2009:       Golfo Aranci, Sardegna
Spring 2009:          Kleve, Germany (weekend)
Winter 2008/2009: Brugge, Belgium
 
Autumn 2008:         Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Summer 2008:        Ardeche, France

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 17 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Trainer/psychologist
  • Educational manager

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 5

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • France

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

  • lake Ideal with younger children (4.7 km)
  • shopping Shopping street Cronjéstraat (0.9 km)
  • forest Dunes and forest (3.6 km)
  • beach Best beach in Holland (8.3 km)

Quote from the Lonely Planet:
"Everybody loves Haarlem, and it’s not hard to see why. This achingly pretty city of cobble-stone streets, historic buildings, grand churches, even grander museums, cosy bars, top-class restaurants, and antique shops is a sure-fire heart-warmer. It’s more than easy to visit as a day trip from Amsterdam, but as a place with so much on offer in such a compact area, you may find yourself turning the tables on the capital and using Haarlem as a base to explore the surrounds."

A website that might give you some more information is http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Haarlem-461150/TravelGuide-Haarlem.html. 

The Oosterplas and Bloemendaal beach are part of the national park Zuid Kennemerland. To get an impression please refer to this beautiful brochure. http://www.np-zuidkennemerland.nl/documents/documents/ab6ad2.pdf

One of the main touristic destinations in spring is de Keukenhof (http://www.keukenhof.nl/index/en/) where you can see all kind of bulb flowers in bloom. Nice if you visit us in spring!

Occupation

  • Trainer/psychologist
  • Educational manager

Children

  • Boy - Age: 17
  • Girl - Age: 19

Pets

  • cat

Lifestyle

In general we love to visit places that combine culture, nature, water and preferably good wine. For longer vacations we prefer a house that is NOT in a big city. We definately want to be in a house that has a garden or a large terrace.

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