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NL9611

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Member since

2019


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
March 01, 2020 - May 01, 2020 3 weeks

We are looking for an exchange with San Francisco, USA, for a sabbatical.

Bright 3-room appartment on lovely KNSM-Island

Bright modern appartment of 115m2 on lovely KNSM-Island. The appartment is situated on the 3rd floor (elevator). Five large windows offer a panoramic view of the area overlooking water and livingboats, and give lots of natural light. The house is modern and double glazing with central heating ensures the house is warm. We have wooden floors and Portuguese tiles by the kitchen.

The living room with two couches and a loveseat (for our cat) overlooks the water and is connected to a fully equipped, spacious, open-kitchen with dining area. Being coffee lovers we have a Vibiemme and a Mazzer grinder.

We have a beautiful and unique wooden table with the contours of a treetrunk salvaged from the provincial spatial planning service. The table easily fits 6 people, and a cosy 8. The living room is adjacent to the 'library' and study room. The study offers two desks overlooking a small park facing West with large windows.

The appartment has one large bedroom with a kingsize bed (180cm X 200cm) and a large window facing West. There is an additional room where a guest could stay with an airmattress. The bathroom has a rainshower as well as a 2-person bathtub. The hallway offers access to a toilet as well as a room with a washer and dryer. Outside we have a bench which overlooks the courtyard of our complex. You are welcome to use our bikes while staying here.

We hope you'll love cats. Taking care of playful Tash, our blue russian, is part of the arrangement.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Academic
  • Pension fund manager

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 3
  • Living Area: 115 m2
  • Total Area: 115 m2

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • San Francisco, CA, USA

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Schiphol - 30km

KNSM-Island is a lovely quiet area near the city centre. The "island" is connected to the city-center by two short bridges (you can walk over it in 2 minutes), and offers a ferry to Amsterdam North. We are surrounded by water and beautiful boats - if the weather is warm enough you can even go for a swim. There are various supermarkets including an organic one at 5 minutes walking distance. Here you'll also find a green grocer who sells delicious baklava! , bakery, pharmacy, and drycleaner. Within walking distance there is also a fine selection of restaurants and bars, including a meeting point for artists the Lloyd Hotel.

The area is adjacent to the upcoming Indische Buurt where you can buy almost any produce you can imagine from any country as well a variety of cafes and restaurants. Here you'll also find the nice Flevopark for picknicks, walks or runnning.
Central Station can be easily reached by public transport (tram/bus) or a bikeride (15 min), as well as the Museum-quarter (20 min), and the classic canals (15-20 min).

A ferry takes you to Amsterdam North which offers some excellent restaurants on the waterfront and a 10 min bikeride will take you into the countryside near beautiful village of Durgerdam.

Occupation

  • Academic
  • Pension fund manager

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • Cat