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NL0966

Maastricht, Netherlands

Front of our house

Front of our house

View from our balcony over our backyard

View from our balcony over our backyard

Outside dining table and sun screen

Outside dining table and sun screen

View from our dining table outside (under the conservatory roof)

View from our dining table outside (under the conservatory roof)

Living room

Living room

Swimming pool (only in summer)

Swimming pool (only in summer)

View from our seating area outside (under the conservatory roof)

View from our seating area outside (under the conservatory roof)

Our kitchen

Our kitchen

Living room

Living room

Dining area

Dining area

Play part in the living room

Play part in the living room

Our backyard

Our backyard

Our hallway

Our hallway

Master bedroom with balcony on 1st floor

Master bedroom with balcony on 1st floor

Kamer Alex TV hoek

Kamer Alex TV hoek

Kamer Tom

Kamer Tom

Kamer Tom

Kamer Tom

The bathroom

The bathroom

Office attic

Office attic

Office attic

Office attic

Office attic with view to bedroom Victor attic

Office attic with view to bedroom Victor attic

Victor's room on the attice (sleeping couch sleeps 2)

Victor's room on the attice (sleeping couch sleeps 2)

Room Victor attic

Room Victor attic

Room attic Victor

Room attic Victor

Our neighborhood

Our neighborhood

The historic city centre of Maastricht

The historic city centre of Maastricht

Jekerdal (walking distance from our home). I always go for a run here!

Jekerdal (walking distance from our home). I always go for a run here!

Chateau Neercanne (walking distance from our home)

Chateau Neercanne (walking distance from our home)

Apostelhoeve (walking distance from our home)

Apostelhoeve (walking distance from our home)

Biking 10 minutes from our house next to the Albertkanaal in Belgium, near Kanne. Beautiful!

Biking 10 minutes from our house next to the Albertkanaal in Belgium, near Kanne. Beautiful!

Bonnefanten museum in Maastricht

Bonnefanten museum in Maastricht

Natuurhistorisch museum in Maastricht. Hidden pearl.

Natuurhistorisch museum in Maastricht. Hidden pearl.

Great playground (with small entry fee) very close to our house. There are 3 big ones (small entry fee)

Great playground (with small entry fee) very close to our house. There are 3 big ones (small entry fee)

Cave tour

Cave tour

Maastricht

Maastricht

Near the triland point

Near the triland point

Countryside outside Maastricht

Countryside outside Maastricht

Thank you for the long (almost sabbatical like) stay in San Luis Obispo, summer 2014!

Thank you for the long (almost sabbatical like) stay in San Luis Obispo, summer 2014!

Thank you for an amazing castle experience in Cranbrook, spring 2015!

Thank you for an amazing castle experience in Cranbrook, spring 2015!

Thank you for a fairy tale like summer in Sweden, summer 2015!

Thank you for a fairy tale like summer in Sweden, summer 2015!

Thank you for a stillsummer gold autumn holiday in l'Escala, Spain, autumn 2016

Thank you for a stillsummer gold autumn holiday in l'Escala, Spain, autumn 2016

Thank you for a great summer holiday in Eastbourne, UK, summer 2017!

Thank you for a great summer holiday in Eastbourne, UK, summer 2017!

Thank you for a great Xmas holiday in Bussum, Netherlands end 2017. Our kids loved playing in the house!

Thank you for a great Xmas holiday in Bussum, Netherlands end 2017. Our kids loved playing in the house!

Thank you for a great long weekend break on the Dutch island Texel, June 2018. Loved the beach and biking!

Thank you for a great long weekend break on the Dutch island Texel, June 2018. Loved the beach and biking!

Thank you for a great Xmas holiday in Moja, near Barcelona, December 2018. Our kids loved the cat Lucy and we loved the warm sun

Thank you for a great Xmas holiday in Moja, near Barcelona, December 2018. Our kids loved the cat Lucy and we loved the warm sun

Thank you for a fun Easter week in Amsterdam, April 2019! We loved all the musea and biking near the water!

Thank you for a fun Easter week in Amsterdam, April 2019! We loved all the musea and biking near the water!

The kids still call it the best exchange ever (due to all the toys!). Bussum Xmas holidays 2020-2021 (last holiday pre-covid)

The kids still call it the best exchange ever (due to all the toys!). Bussum Xmas holidays 2020-2021 (last holiday pre-covid)

Thank you for a lovely visit to Den Hague and the beach during the strange COVID-times in 2021!

Thank you for a lovely visit to Den Hague and the beach during the strange COVID-times in 2021!

Thank for for the opportunity to visit the city where we got married (Breda) and show the kids around in 2021

Thank for for the opportunity to visit the city where we got married (Breda) and show the kids around in 2021

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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
April 15, 2022 - April 18, 2022 4 days

Easter break/Pasen

April 29, 2022 - May 08, 2022 7 days

Voorjaarsvakantie/Spring break

May 26, 2022 - May 29, 2022 4 days

Ascension/Hemelvaart

June 03, 2022 - June 06, 2022 4 days

Pentecote/Pinksteren

July 22, 2022 - August 28, 2022 3 weeks

Either 1 week, 2 weeks, 3, weeks or even 4-6 weeks is possible. Preferably 1-2 days driving (can include a boat) distance. Potentially also possible to fly (depending on covid...)

Open for home exchange- Beautiful home within walking distance of city centre of the medieval town of Maastricht

Hello, we have been doing house exchanges for many years. It is a great way to get to know new places and people.

We live in quiet green neighbourhood, and yet within walking distance (10 minutes) of the vibrant medieval city centre of Maastricht. You can visit amazing restaurants, cosy pubs, visit beautiful squares and churches, shop in small boutiques, explore the history of Maastricht underground (caves, kazematten), and so much more.

If you love countryside as well, you can walk from our home in 10 minutes to the Jeker valley and enjoy great views on Dutch winefields and visit a wine tastery (nekem, apostelhoeve). Walk through the gates of the beautiful chateau Neercanne & visit Cannerbos which is just at the border with Belgium or visit the amazing underground ford of Eben-Emael a bit further. The surrounding area of Maastricht is absolutely great to explore by bike.

We have a comfortable family home with a spacious sunny garden. 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 a large inflatable swimming pool with filter in the summer).

Downstairs is open plan with a living room, dining table 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 with lounge set and dining table so that you can always sit outside, even when it rains. We love it!

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 a door to the balcony; and one teenage room with a TV corner and a loft bed with desk underneath. 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 several bikes with and without children seats and many children bikes for smaller and larger children between the ages 2-12. If you travel with children we have lots of children stuff/toys both for inside the house and outside.
 
We also have netflix available on the TV as well as a playstation :-)
 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 17 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Senior lecturer higher education
  • & Marketing manager

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Living Area: 150 m2

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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
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Guitar
  • Other musical instruments

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Europe

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

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...

Occupation

  • Senior lecturer higher education
  • & Marketing manager

Children

  • Boy - Age: 11
  • Boy - Age: 9
  • Boy - Age: 5

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are family with 3 children. Alex is 10, Victor is 8 and Tom is 5. I (Emmy) work as policy advisor and senior lecturer economics in higher education and Hans is product /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 :-).

Lifestyle

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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