|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 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: a Toyota Yaris Hybrid (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.
- 2 Adults
- 0 Children
- 55 Exchanges made
- Retired historian &
- HR Consultant
- House Type: House
- Floor: 3
- Environment: In the suburbs
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 5
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Non-simultaneous exchange
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Bicycles: 4
- No smoking
- Use/Exchange of car
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- Valencia, Spain
Nearest Airport: Schiphol - 15 km
- Free natural swimming lake (1.6 km)
- Beach Bloemendaal o/t Seaside (6.4 km)
- North Sea (6.6 km)
- Dunes (2.0 km)
- Shopping center of Bloemendaal (0.7 km)
Our neigboorhood is residential, quiet and very 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.
- Retired historian &
- HR Consultant
- No children will be traveling with us.
- We do not have pets.
About Our Family
We are a couple of two. My husband Gert Jan is historian, retired and working on his thesis. My name is Sabine, and I work as a HRD-consultant for a bank in Utrecht.
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.
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.