|December 19, 2020 - January 03, 2021||2 weeks|
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|January 04, 2021 - December 31, 2021||1|
Beautiful home in the medieval town of Maastricht, close to Belgium and Germany
Hello, we already had many great exchanges and wish to continue doing this for a long time in the future. It is always great to meet new people and experience new places! Hence, we are open to all kinds of different offers, far away and closer by :-)
We live in walking distance of the charming medieval city of Maastricht in the south of the Netherlands. Our neighbourhood is really quiet and very green. The medieval centre but also the countryside is very close (walking distance 15 minutes or less). We live next to the Jeker valley, well known for its wine fields and the small romantic stream the Jeker. Our spacious backgarden is situated on the south and full with flowers in the summer. Our children always play in front of the house (not so much traffic- since dead end road) and we have a trampoline in the backyard (as well as an inflatable swimming pool with filter in the summer).
Downstairs is open plan with a living room, dining room and kitchen.The living room has a fireplace and a great view on the backgarden and surrounding green. One corner is devoted to all the kids toys (which can also be easily packed away). French windows open to a conservatory/covered terrace so that you can always sit outside, even when it rains. We love it! From around april till end of september we live mostly outside in the conservatory with our comfortable couches and dining arrangement.
There are 4 rooms upstairs of which 3 have double bed options and 1 study. On the first floor there is one master/parent bedroom with a double bed and a balcony with a view over the garden/surrounding area; and one children room (with convertible single bed to a double bed); and one baby room which also has a door to the balcony. On the attic there is a nice study room with desk and a large children room with a convertible single bed to a double bed and a couch which can be converted to a double bed. It is a very comfortable serene attic. Our children always love playing there!
There is a separate toilet downstairs and bathroom upstairs with bath/shower combination, wash basin and a 2nd toilet. The couch in the living room can also be converted to a double bed in case of need (it is very comfortable according to guests who needed it).
We have 3 good bikes (and 1 older) with children seats (2 back and 1 front) and many children bikes for smaller and larger children between the ages 2-10. If you travel with a baby and/or children we have lots of baby and children stuff/toys both for inside the house and outside.
We also have netflix available on the TV as well as a playstation :-)
- 2 Adults
- 3 Children
- 14 Exchanges made
- Senior lecturer higher education
- & Marketing manager
- House Type: House
- Floor: 3
- Environment: In the city
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 7
- Living Area: 150 m2
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Non-simultaneous exchange
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Baby equipment
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Other musical instruments
- Terrace or deck
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 4
- No smoking
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
Maastricht is famous for its history, cultural events and many tourist attractions. Have a look at http://www.holland.com/uk/tourism/cities-in-holland/visit-maastricht.htm. Especially well known is Maastricht for its historic buildings and squares, little streets full with boutiques, cafés and restaurants. There are many underground tours through the caves and casemates you can visit the beautiful churches or have a walk on the old city wall and various boat rides take you to nearby destinations.
In the direct neighborhood of Maastricht you can go wine tasting (Apostelhoeve in walking distance!) or walk in the forest next to chateau Neercanne (also in walking distance from our home). Or you can go to the tripoint near Vaals and stand in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany at the same time and visit the beautiful forest there. Then there is the white village of Thorn to explore (40 min by car), Valkenburg village (15 minutes by car or you could bike), the beautiful german city Aachen (30 min by car) or the Belgian city Liege (30 min by car). Also the lovely German village Monschau in the Eifel region is nearbye (1 hour), Cologne (1 hour) or Antwerp and Brussels (both a hour). You can also go canoeing in the Dutch countryside, take a hike through the beautiful forests and hills or explore the countryside by bike (there is a whole network of bicycle points of which we have maps available). By bike is especially fun as there are many places to relax and have some vlaai (famous pie from the region) or a local beer. Have a look for ideas on http://www.vvvzuidlimburg.nl/beleefzuidlimburg/wandelenfietsen/index_en.aspx . We have lots of maps for walking and biking making it easy to explore the hills of Limburg.
For a weekend away we can recommend Paris which is only 4 hours by train from our home! Or of course Amsterdam which is 2 hours by train. Or Antwerp and Brussels which are approx. 1 to 1,5 hours by car away.
Children will love the playground Fort Willem and Mergelhoof which both charge a small entry fee for the use of a very large outdoor playground and swimming pool for kids. Children will also love to go to the Gaia zoo which is really impressive of the smaller but still really nice zoo Gangelt (Germany). In Bokrijk in Belgium you can visit the open air historic museum or the Gallo Roman museum in Tongeren, also in Belgium. For rainy days the aquarium in Liège is nice. And there is more...
- Senior lecturer higher education
- & Marketing manager
- Boy - Age: 10
- Boy - Age: 8
- Boy - Age: 4
- We do not have pets.
About Our Family
We are family with 3 children. Alex is (almost) 9, Victor is 7 and Tom is almost 4. I (Emmy) work as policy advisor and senior lecturer economics in higher education and Hans is marketing manager in the chemical industry.We spend our free time mostly outside, walking in the forests near our house or biking through the hills outside the city. Or you can find us walking through the beautiful city of Maastricht.We don't have any pets because my husband is allergic. Alex loves mountain biking, soccer, and reading. Victor loves arts and crafts and plays the violin since he was 4. Tom loves duplo and reading :-).
We are relaxed and friendly and take good care of our home, furniture and garden.We would take good care of your home as well.
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