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NL0373

Kockengen, Netherlands

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Front view house

Front view house

Entrance hall

Entrance hall

Our livingroom with 5 meter high bookshelve

Our livingroom with 5 meter high bookshelve

View to the back in the living room

View to the back in the living room

The fire place in the living room

The fire place in the living room

Mid room view living room

Mid room view living room

Dining room area

Dining room area

master bedroom

master bedroom

Single bedroom

Single bedroom

Washstand single bedroom

Washstand single bedroom

Window view and desk in double bedroom

Window view and desk in double bedroom

Cupboard and washstand

Cupboard and washstand

Double bed bedroom

Double bed bedroom

Single bedroom window view and cupboards

Single bedroom window view and cupboards

computercorner in bedroom

computercorner in bedroom

Reverse view of bedroom with 2nd pull out bed

Reverse view of bedroom with 2nd pull out bed

Bedroom with second pull out bed

Bedroom with second pull out bed

Second bathroom

Second bathroom

Main bedroom bathroom

Main bedroom bathroom

Main bedroom cuboards

Main bedroom cuboards

view of the kitchen

view of the kitchen

Chill room with sleeping couch, television. The is also a 2 person inflatable matress available if needed.

Chill room with sleeping couch, television. The is also a 2 person inflatable matress available if needed.

The chill room with Gym

The chill room with Gym

View towards the smaller bookshelve on the etre sol

View towards the smaller bookshelve on the etre sol

Sofa in the entre sol area

Sofa in the entre sol area

View from the entre sol

View from the entre sol

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Kockengen our home town

Kockengen our home town

Vinkeveense lakes

Vinkeveense lakes

Vinkeveense lakes

Vinkeveense lakes

Market in Breukelen

Market in Breukelen

Mansion along thr Vecht

Mansion along thr Vecht

The river Vecht

The river Vecht

Beautiful houses along the river Vecht

Beautiful houses along the river Vecht

Castle ter Haar in Haarzuilen

Castle ter Haar in Haarzuilen

Utrecht centre

Utrecht centre

Utrecht centre

Utrecht centre

Utrect centre

Utrect centre

National park the Veluwe

National park the Veluwe

Kockengen view

Kockengen view

Kockengen view

Kockengen view

Lots of swans and other bird life in our area

Lots of swans and other bird life in our area

Fruit trees

Fruit trees

Beautiful views and hiking area's in our neighbourhood

Beautiful views and hiking area's in our neighbourhood

Beautiful Kockengen

Beautiful Kockengen

Our mill which is open for visitors a few times a week.

Our mill which is open for visitors a few times a week.

Qiumin, Maja, Qiumin, Afifa, Dheera, Nico in Italy

Qiumin, Maja, Qiumin, Afifa, Dheera, Nico in Italy

Riya, Leoni, Qiumin in Hongkong

Riya, Leoni, Qiumin in Hongkong

Riya's 18th birthday

Riya's 18th birthday

Christmas India (Calcutta)

Christmas India (Calcutta)

Dheera and Nico

Dheera and Nico

Leoni, Riya and Qiumin

Leoni, Riya and Qiumin

Leoni and Nico. Perth Australia summer exchange

Leoni and Nico. Perth Australia summer exchange

Dheera's Birthday in Venice

Dheera's Birthday in Venice

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Great Villa in the country close to Amsterdam and Utrecht

Enjoy the luxury of a 3 story villa in the town of Kockengen.

Our 6 bedroom house is in the beautiful country side in between Amsterdam and Utrecht. From the station in Breukelen you will be in the centre of Amsterdam and its renowned museums within 20 minutes. The city of Utrecht which is as lovely as Amsterdam but quieter is 10 minutes by train. Rotterdam, The Hague are also easy to reach by train.The freeway exit is easily accessible which can take you easily to the Ijselmeer, Haarlem, the Dutch polders our national park 'de hoge Veluwe' or the coast.

The area around our Kockengen is known for its wonderful views and offers great walks and bike riding. Swimming and sailing possibilities are close by in Vinkeveen or Maarssen.

As for our house itself - Our house has 6 large bedrooms, a modern kitchen, conservatory, study with piano, large living and dining room, outside terrace with BBQ (Green Egg) and garages.

We have 9 bikes available (of which 4 electric)

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 20 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Chief of Staff at the Association Montessori International
  • Teacher, Last year Student Master in Pedagogy

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 12
  • Living Area: 90 m2
  • Total Area: 450 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 9

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • England, UK
  • Scotland, UK

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Occupation

  • Chief of Staff at the Association Montessori International
  • Teacher, Last year Student Master in Pedagogy

Children

  • Girl - Age: 21
  • Girl - Age: 20

Pets

  • Our dog Bella who will stay with friends or a kennel during holiday

About Our Family

We are a family of 8. Nico is a retired officer from the Royal Netherlands Navy and is now working full time as Chief of Staff for the Association Montessori International. Dheera teaches English at a college in Nieuwegein. Tom is the oldest of the kids and now works and lives in Brussel. Leoni the oldest daughter is studying to become a nurse and she lives in the North in a place called Schagen. Riya is studying to become an elementary teacher. Qiumin is studying applied science in Eindhoven. Since last year we have 2 new foster sister in our family Maja who is 19 and following a marketing education and Afifa just 17 who is doing her end exam this year. Tom, Leoni, Maja and Riya will not join us on Summer holiday.

Lifestyle

Our lifestyle has changed somewhat after our move from Amsterdam to the countryside of Kockengen. We have a beautiful garden, greenhouse and a little plot next door where we grow our own vegetables. The area we now live in is great for biking and hiking. It is really an idyllic place to live. There are a lot of lakes in the area with nice beaches for swimming and sailing possibilities. Dheera, Riya and I play tennis at the local tennis club and Qiumin plays football in our local team.

References

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